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It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

TAIWAN | Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [8]

IT’S BEEN TWO MONTHS SINCE THE MAASDAM was forced to retreat before Typhoon Francisco.  Since then Japan has weathered Typhoons Krosa, Faxi, Tapah and Mitag.  Now Typhoon Hagibis, the most powerful storm in 60 years, is hammering the ... Read more >

The NO WAY to São Paulo or “Wer nicht wagt, der nicht gewinnt” (Who doesn’t dare, doesn’t win)

BRAZIL | Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [31]

Saturday October 12th. We gathered a bunch of conflicting information how to get to São Paulo on our bikes. James and I were clear that we are going to cycle ....we both had no interest of taking the bus! We were told by one source “... Read more >


TAIWAN | Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [14]

IN MY NOT-REALLY-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, Taiwan has a lot in common with Arkansas.  Or North Dakota.  The world-class National Palace Museum is certainly worth a visit if your are in Taipei but unless you are on a business trip or, like us, are ... Read more >

Alishan National Scenic Area on Double Tenth

TAIWAN | Friday, 11 Oct 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [19]

I WISH I COULD SAY THAT YUAN FANG Homestay was a marvelous place and the highlight of our stay in Taiwan, that it gave us true insight into life in Taiwan.  The truth is that even if we could have found it on our own, there were no signs in English ... Read more >

Up and Down and All Around Taiwan

TAIWAN | Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [29]

OCTOBER ISN’T THE BEST MONTH FOR BIRDING in Taiwan.  Nevertheless, we have been following birding tour trip reports for locations where local species have been reported recently.  As it turns out, “recently” is a relative ... Read more >

Day #11 - What goes up must come down

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019 | By simonehawkins | Views [60]

Pangboche (3990m) > Kyangjuma (3500m) And into the forrest I go to loose my mind and find my soul. We're back into the tree line, it's damp and when we past through here just a few days ago it was warmer. The temperature is definately dropping.... Read more >

Day #10 - I am in my Church

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019 | By simonehawkins | Views [50]

Thukla (4630m) > Pangboche (3990m) Today was a recouping day. Retrospective and full of quiet moments. Courts and I spent most of the day walking down down down. The realisation that our biggest days are over, is uplifting and giving us both a ... Read more >

São Paulo close in reach and a ticket to leave.

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [77]

October 1st. Zigzagging our way north. Brazil is cool! There is ALWAYS good food around and people to be friendly with. This country is easy to travel in and I am already “homesick” for it when I think about leaving this great place.... Read more >

Day #9 - Honouring High Places

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Oct 2019 | By simonehawkins | Views [54]

Gorakshep (5140m) > EBC (5364m) > Thukla (4630m) Suprise! Todays alarm goes off at 5:15am JOY I'm nervous, Courts is nervous - we are minus Ann now for the next few days as she's attemptimg Chola Pass. It's the only Pass openm put of the 3 passes ... Read more >

Morretes, Curitiba and beyond

BRAZIL | Monday, 7 Oct 2019 | By margitpirsch | Views [38]

September 24th 2019  We cycled away from the coast again after saying good bye to Renato in Vila da Gloria.. through the rain to the train in Morretes where that little fancy hotel made us feel like king and queen.... Read more >