The Trip Continues

Tizi n’ Test Pass: Another “Most Dangerous Road”

March 17, 2023 We spent a couple of nights at Bivouac Lot of Stars outside Ouarzazate before heading further west to Taroudant. This place (Bivuoac Lot of Stars) was a small oasis in the middle of the city. Nothing fancy; in fact, a bit the opposite. But comfortable. Lots of peacocks here. These were hanging […]

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Dades Gorge

March 12, 2023 Okay, I’ll reiterate what I said earlier about stereotypes. Northern Morocco, coming out of Tanger Med to Chefchouen, and south of Chefchouen, is not what I thought of as stereotypical Morocco. It’s very green. For the past few days, we’ve ridden through what I thought Morocco would look like: desert. Not Sahara […]

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Chefchouen to Merzouga: The Sahara, Berbers, and Camels

March 11, 2023 It has taken a while, but the Morocco we’ve seen on television and movies has arrived. This is the Sahara Desert. In one day, from Chefchouen to Midelt, we experienced many different environments. Green fields, rolling hills, olive groves, pine forests (with monkeys!), mountains, snow, and finally desert. In the middle of […]

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Hopping Continents: Different Worlds

March 8, 2023 I spent my early years growing up in the Los Angeles area, in an urban concrete jungle. When I was thirteen years old, my parents decided we were moving back to Texas, where I was born, and where I had visited relatives on occasion, but hadn’t lived since I was two years […]

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Manilva, Spain

March 6, 2023 It was good to be back on the T7, and heading south to new adventures. We left Malaga and rode along the Costa del Sol towards Manilva. It’s a busy highway with occasional views of the sea, but still a good ride. At one point we hit stopped traffic and crept along, […]

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En El Camino Otra Vez

March 5, 2023 Quick recap: after five months criss-crossing Europe last summer, from Douglas, Isle of Man to Dubrovnik, Croatia and from Nordkapp to Malaga, Spain, we stored the bike in Spain and spent two months riding rental Hondas in Thailand and Vietnam. Now, after a couple of months at home, we are back on […]

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Vietnam Recap Video

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Thailand Recap Video

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Expense Recap: SE Asia

December 26, 2022 While we tend to travel “cheap” compared to many tourists, we could have traveled cheaper in Thailand and Vietnam. First of all, we rented a 500cc motorcycle in both countries, which is a HUGE motorcycle for these places. We even had locals approach us several times and comment on what a big […]

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December 19, 2022 Riding back into Hanoi from Ninh Binh felt very different than when we left here a little less than three weeks ago. That day I was quite nervous about entering the traffic chaos and navigating my way out of the city. Today, having experienced a large variety of traffic, obstacles, etc and […]

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