Surfing The Desert

After the 2h morning boat trip in Islas Ballestas, Golnaz & I took the bus to Ica (1h15-35s), a small city in the desert of the Pisco province, 3-4 hours south of Lima.   The concrete houses, dirt roads, graffiti painted walls, street vendors,… reminded me a lot to cities in India.  The delicious & … Continue reading

Mini-Galapagos

When I was in Los Angeles I received this weird e-mail from a couple who asked me if I could get their jacket in the LAX airport. Apparently they forgot it on their flight and LAN refused to send it to them.  Marie-Hélène noticed my post on CS where I was looking for travel partners … Continue reading

I love boobies

Another main island we did was authentic Isabela. We took the 7am ferry (30$) in Santa Cruz and after paying a watertaxi (1$) & the 5$ island tax, we headed to the most recommended hostel in Puerto VIllamil, ‘Casa Rosada’ (17$/dorm breakfast included) situated right on the beach. Unfortunately it was fully booked so my … Continue reading

The Origin Of Species

At the age of 22, a young fellow named Charles Darwin enlisted in the ‘Beagle’ as a naturalist without pay. He was not an expert scientist but captain FitzRoy accepted him on board as he needed an Englishman to whom he could talk. Charles had two guides on this trip: his curiosity & his reading … Continue reading

The Conch Republic

When we were sailing in Marathon, many people asked us if we would go to the Conch Republic as well.  I didn’t really know what they were talking about till someone told me the funny history… Back in 1982, the president of the United States suddenly decided to open it’s borders to their neighboring countries. … Continue reading

Genie Green Electric

A place that fascinated me for many years were the Florida Keys & the crazy idea to connect all those islands with bridges for a total of 126 miles, even more! From Key Largo, the largest island to the tip of Key West, the Keys are linked by 42 bridges scattered along the 126-mile (209km) … Continue reading

Road to the Everglades

Florida, Sunshine State… the last state Chris & I would cruise on this epic road trip. Our first stop was Winterpark, a small town in the outskirts of Orlando and home to Sherri who lived there with her son Zane & her roommate Penne. She was so kind to host us and took us right … Continue reading

King of Rock

As the sun prepares to go down in the small town of Waterford, Mississippi on this beautiful sunday afternoon, people from all the neighboring villages gather in Marcus & Flynda’s famous ‘Foxfire Ranch’. The Hollowell family has the tradition to organize a big community open-air party in the ranch every sunday with good local music, … Continue reading