A JOURNEY ON A MOTORCYCLE THROUGH THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] In our post on 15 Photos to Love Central America, we showed you the beauty of places like Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. In this post, we’ll be going further down south, into one of the oldest rainforests on the planet, the Amazon. [caption id="attachment_4207" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Credit Wiki[/caption] The route that you need to take is called the Trans Amazonian Highway, and Seeker reveals that this highway will take you deep into the heart of the rainforest. This means that you will need to be prepared for the unexpected. Any adventure into the Brazilian heartland is more than just a scenic road trip. More often than not, it’s a practical lesson on biodiversity, survival, and humanity’s relationship with the forest. In short, the trip can be as dangerous as it is alluringly beautiful. For these reasons, you need to contact the local Brazilian authorities with regards to any special permits you need to secure or special areas that visitors need to avoid. Other than that, enjoy your foray into the largest basin of biodiversity in the world. At the banks of the Xingu River, you’ll find the indigenous Kayapó people. They are just one of the many local tribes who have opted out of 21st century living. Although they are wary of visitors due to the deforestation often happening in their ancestral domain, many of the Kayapó willingly engage with visitors and are well-informed about both logging and conservation efforts. [caption id="attachment_4206" align="aligncenter" width="689"] Credit Wiki[/caption] If you reach the swampy region of the Amazon near Jacareacanga, you might be lucky enough to see blue macaws. Because the macaws rarely see humans, they tend to be especially curious around us, which means that they won’t be too shy about getting close. If you’re going on this adventure, you…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO TRAVEL ON THE SANDY NAMIBIAN ROUTES

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] You are about to embark on an adventure crossing Namibia on a motorcycle and you do not have much experience driving on unpaved routes where the sand will not make driving easy, so maybe it would be good for you to take a look at the advice here below. Of something you must be sure it´s going to happen is that in Namibia you are going to fall to the ground more than once, so remember that the only thing you can do is get up and keep going. A great lesson for life that this country leaves us. Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVHtSPaK9BE&lc=z223stiblqmadtj5g04t1aokgidxxwcoesmwt33ylaklbk0h00410   Do not forget to take water with you, not only because the physical effort involved in riding through hundreds of kilometers of sandy routes, but also because you will do it in a country that registers one of the highest temperatures in the African continent. It will always be better to visit Namibia with your motorcycle in the dry season because when the rains come, between November and April, the sand becomes mud and traveling by motorbike will no longer be so fun. To finish a stage of just over 100 km may take you all day, patience and a bit of humor will be your best cards to overcome the desert sands. If you do not have your own motorcycle and you are traveling as a passenger, remember that you will have to walk many kilometers. Some sections are not designed to travel two people on a single motorcycle. Stop often to enjoy the stunning scenery that Namibia offers at every moment is as refreshing as a glass of fresh water. The good thing about traveling slowly is that you enjoy more the beauty of the place you visit. Every desert has its oasis,…

THE PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE MASAIS AS ONE OF THE MOST HOSPITABLE TRIBES WITH THE TRAVELER

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Sometimes from home we see a documentary or TV report of distant tribes, very different from us who are living in extreme conditions with very limited resources in hostile regions of the planet, and many people from the couch of their homes think how hard and desperate it has to be to live like that, and a great majority of them avoid a trip to places like that thinking that their westernized culture will not be welcome there. But television always presents something very different from reality, because what we see through it is this reality captured by a soulless camera, cropped, edited and made up to get a product that is impressive and, of course, the more commercial possible. This photo report presents you to one of those tribes, the Maasais that live in the North of Tanzania, in the surroundings of Lake Natron.People that welcomed us with open arms and that made us feel at home from the very  first moment. 1. Dancing with the chief of a small village, no doubt it is a clear sign of welcome and acceptance. 2. Here we just asked to the village chief if we can spend the night with them, safe from nocturnal wild animals. His face and closeness to us means clearly Yes. VIDEO: our visit to Lake Natron, land of Maasais. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBscuwCxjpY&lc=z23litlawvypudjy204t1aokgi4a3zgnwavp4ftemmasrk0h00410.1553673000970244   3. In the middle of the savannah, where the only thing that seems to be there are volcanoes, zebras, flamingos ... Maasai curiosity always arises when they hear the sound of our motorcycle from far. 4. The Maasai warriors always ready to protect the roads and defend their livestock from attacks by lions. 5. Young Masai warrior with his typical spear, much bigger than him. 6. Many young Maasais travel to the island…

BEST PLACES IN THE FAR WEST

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] USA is a perfect country for to make a road trip. It has many great scenic roads, very cheap gasoline and amazing destination… and if you like free camping here is also your place, you can find a lot of public land in this huge country where you can quietly set your tent or park a campervan. There are so many things to see around that you may get confuse for where to start, so many National Parks that you don´t know which one to choose first. Maybe the only thing you know is that for your roadtrip you want to live an adventure and visit some landscape that can make you feel you are in another planet, or maybe you don´t have so many days to spend traveling around, then maybe this option we present you is the best one for you. In this tour, that we called the Golden Triangle of the South, you will ride through amazing places that it will take your breath away, following a road that will connect 3 of our favorite National Parks: Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon and Death Valley. Death Valley Beside the name in this place where we felt full of life. Death Valley is the hottest and driest place in North America and has recorded one of the hottest ambient air temperature in the world, So be sure you bring enough water for to ride here and try to don´t visit it in summer. Death Valley offer a landscape where you can be lost and enjoy alone in the nature. Death Valley is the lowest point in the entire North America, which actually sits 86 meters below sea level. Than there are sand dunes, salt flats, craters, colorful canyons and hiking opportunities. We spent 2 days in the…

15 PHOTOS TO LOVE CENTRAL AMERICA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Central America is a place full of fun, wildlife, oceans, mountains and, of course, volcanoes. It is a land created for the adventure formed by 7 different countries that you should definitely visit at some point, these 15 photos below will help you to know why. 1. Rodeo Independence Day (Guatemala) In Guatemala the celebration of a party will never be completed without a good Rodeo.   2. Volcán Negro (Nicaragua) Have you ever imagined yourself sandboarding over a mountain of volcanic lava, then this is your place. Although previously you have to climb to the crater of an active volcano where the hot ground under your steps will impress you. Remember you will be traveling through a volcano land and many activities can be a bit risky, so don´t forget to travel always with a travel insurance. Have a look to our article about "Why you need a travel insurance".   3. Beaches at the Pacific Ocean (El Salvador)   4. Beaches at the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica)   5. San Blas Islands (Panamá) If you want to cross the Darien Gap (between Colombia and Panama) by sea you will surely have to spend some night on one of the 365 San Blas islands, and the first thing to do is look for the Kuna chief to ask for permission. Surely, if there is nothing strange about it, he will allow you to stay and he will give you a hammock to sleep. It is one of the best ways to get to discover the real Caribbean life. 6. Petrified lava fields around Pacaya volcano (Guatemala) There is a lot of fun riding the bike on this petrified lava. You will feel like on another planet but be careful because you may need help to escape from…

5 PLACES TO VISIT NEAR NEW YORK CITY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] New York City is such a bit draw for travelers that it obscures its surroundings. One could easily spend a full week, month, year, or however long there is to travel seeing all of the sights of New York and getting to know it as a city. It also happens to be located in an interesting part of the U.S., however, where there’s much to see and do beyond the big city. What follows are a few noteworthy examples. 1. The Adirondacks 

 If you’re looking for nature near New York City, the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York are about as good as it gets. Almost a mountain range arranged in a massive circle or “dome,” the Adirondacks are a wonder to behold, and even more fun to explore. They’re particularly well-known to those who like to go hiking and camping, as there are several spots around the range perfect for both activities. Whiteface Mountain, the fifth highest peak in the region, is perhaps the best of the bunch for those looking to hike. 2. Breakneck Ridge 

 Breakneck Ridge is maybe the other best offering for people looking to escape the big city with some natural wonder. This is more of a specific hike however, along the hills and ridges that line the Hudson River. There are actually various summits along the ridge, which means you can have different goals for your hike, but really any of the specific trails in the hiking area can be worthwhile. They’re not particularly challenging in that you don’t need equipment or specific experience - however, the hikes are fairly physically demanding, so plan on a day of exertion in addition to sightseeing. 3. Atlantic City Boardwalk 

 Atlantic City might sound somewhat old-fashioned at this point given that its once-glamorous casino district turned…

THE 7 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The best way to start traveling to Baja California is maybe from the South, for that you should take a ferry either in Los Mochis or Mazatlan, and for sure one of your first impressions when you arrive is that looks like you are in a different kind of México. First you will feel a very strict controls in the harbor, policemen with dogs are going to check your vehicle and luggage, it seems you reached to another country but is just another state of Mexico. The point here is to keep the península free of narcos, specially with Sinaloa just in the other side of Cortes Sea. I had to wait for Manu to cross the police control approximately 2 hours. Then started our amazing times in Baja California traveling through one of our favorites place in the world. There are plenty of locations that have to be visited, but let´s start recommending you the top 7 for us: 1. Cabo San Lucas Is in the southern part of Baja California Sur. We chose an off-road path to get there, crossing by Cabo Pulmo which is one best place for diving in the world, and some magical villages where you can eat very tasty fresh fish. On this region you can stop by Hotel California which inspired the popular song from the Eagles. Cabo San Lucas has a very American style, it will confuse you and make you forget you are still in Mexico. Maybe too many gringos buying the land and building fences all around this natural place. This area is very famous for swimming with sharks, there we can recommend you to contact our friend Jorge who can give you chance to have the best life experience diving with this some of the biggest animals…

IS IT SAFE TODAY TO TRAVEL IN EGYPT?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Before to arrive to the North of Africa, near to Egypt, local people were telling us constantly to be careful where we go because we are not going to find safe countries. The truth is that in the last years the number of tourist in Egypt dropped down radically because of some terrorist attack, but this fact for us was not a reason to don’t go and travel around this country. Like many other countries we knew that in Egypt has areas where is not recomendable to go through, but probably the most of the country it should not be a problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd_fKtFPkCg&feature=youtu.be   We start by arriving to a completely new border in Argeen, just in the middle of Sahara Desert. It took us many hours riding through empty land and then few more hours to complete the bureaucracy to leave from a country like Sudan, that was so chaotic that we couldn´t manage to finish before to reach the night. But then when we though the most difficult was done it was time to deal with Egypt. Everything start very strange, first we arrive to a huge wall with a door which was closed. By a window we could talk to one guy who asked us to pay for an entry ticket. After few minutes arguing with him it was nothing to do, we pay, they open the doors for us and then we found a police control where we got stuck for 24 hours, yes. A complete day. It was our last border from Africa and our first impression about Egypt We didn´t see another border with more security control than here, controlling every single thing we had with us and then a strong and long bureaucracy process: carnet the passage, insurance and getting an Egyptian…

15 PHOTOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU CHOOSE NAMIBIA FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Are you planning your next motorbike trip, or you are just looking for a different kind of travel where adventure, tribal cultures, wildlife and landscapes of other planets are mixed, it is clear that you need to go to Namibia. Take a look at this collection of 15 photos and we will surely convince you. 1.   2.   3. Deciding to cross the Namib desert is to face the solitude driving on sandy routes and under an unbearable heat, even in this conditions we did not complain once. Traveling among some of the highest dunes in the world of this the oldest desert in the world rewards any effort. 4.    5.   6.   7.   8. Probably Himba women are the only people who do not wash themselves with water during their lives. The old droughts caused in this patriarchal society take the decision that water was the patrimony only for men, but women found in the smoke baths the way to clean themselves. 9.   10.   11.   12. Even when Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world and having the limitations of being mainly made up of deserts, it became the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution and as well is the only African country with a woman as First minister. 13. 14.   15. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id="primary-widget-area"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

THE GOOD PEOPLE FROM CENTRAL ASIA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Traveling in Central Asia makes you feel like you are traveling back in time, the ancient Silk Road where people keep their culture the same way like centuries ago, but what mainly did not changed is their generous hospitality with travelers. It was in this old desert with long roads and oasis when everytime we knocked in a door to ask for a place to pass the night we felt a very natural and warm welcome. This is a consecuence of being host for centuries for the tradesmen who cross the desert between Europe and China. They are people who like to meet foreigners, to talk, to make you feel confortable, to show you their culture and make you meet their family. No matter if you dont understand their language because they know to find the way to communicate. In Central Asia when they see a traveler around the people will open so fast the doors of their houses and prepare some dinner with everything they have. In another countries the people is afraid of foreigners, in Central Asia foreigner and guest looks to be the same thing. They teached us to trust to people and that by sharing too much time with them we could learn more about their life and culture. We started with Kazakhstan crossing later Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, from the dusty desert Kyzym Kum till some of the highest roads in Pamir mountains, remote roads where you can not ride very fast, sand or ice are going to slow you down, land of nomads people and wild horses, camels, wolfs and marco polos and some time huge trucks from Russia that let behind them a very big dust cloud. They were very lonely days and a great test to meet ourselves, no villages, just…