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Baja California Norte

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….our final spurt back to the USA
After the impressive drive out into the lagoon of Guerrero Negro and a relaxing night in the sand dunes of Soledad, we continued our journey northwards. Our idea was to reach the southern border of the USA in a week at the latest. But we wanted to, because things usually turn out differently than planned ­čśë Read More

South turn…

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… Baja California Sur
We enjoyed La Paz to the full before heading further south. The agglomeration extended far into the nearby mountains. The houses became fewer and fewer, but the mountains of rubbish became bigger and bigger. Entire stretches of land were filled with rubbish or objects that had no further use were dumped in the countryside. It is a real shame that the local population disregard their wonderful landscape in this way. Read More

Baja California

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…back in Mexico
The decision was actually spot on; to head east while the west was drowning in rain and mud. Despite the uneasy feeling that we hadn’t been given enough at the border, we travelled through the vast expanses of the Colorado Delta, where vegetables are grown intensively or the whole thing is left to nature. That same day, we reached a small campsite on a branch of the Colorado River run by Don, a dropout from America. Don told us about the “green zone” of Mexico and explained the customs system and the border zone along the US-Mexican border. We were able to relax and enjoy the evening and were glad that everything went smoothly. Read More

Lap of honour….

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……through southern California
After standing at the border fence to Mexico, we wanted to make the most of the remaining “insurance days” (car) for the USA. So we decided to take an extra lap through southern California. At the top of our wish list was the Mojava National Preserve, where – according to our travel guide – there is almost nothing else to be found apart from lots of nature. Read More

The wilderness around Los Angeles

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…from Joshua Tree National Park to the dream road “1” and back to Los Angeles.
For our second attempt at Joshua Tree N.P., we chose a side entrance, far from a well-maintained road. Although the Joshua trees are somewhat sparse on the south side, the vast landscape is very calming and the large stone fields and mountains are perfect for hiking. We found a great place to spend the night at one of the two campsites, where the rule is “first come – first served”, in the middle of strangely shaped boulders. For the other campsites, you have to book your pitch online in advance, or you have to leave the national park to connect to the internet. This leaving is a double-digit number of kilometres in the upper area; absolute nonsense! Read More

To the southern border of California….

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….with many detours
On our second departure from San Francisco, we wanted to follow the dream road “1” as far as Santa Barbara and only then turn inland again; after all, you don’t get here every day. The first few kilometres past the metropolis of San Francisco were already impressive, with the road winding its way through the cliffs along the Pacific Ocean. We had to stop again and again to look over the cliffs into the depths. Read More

Going south…

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….to San Francisco

After our dream of a trip to Canada was finally off the table, we immediately planned our way south. The weather as well as the temperatures in Washington (State) were rather unstable and fresh. But we still took the necessary time for some highlights; after all, it is not every day that you are in this northwestern state. Read More

Westward to the shore of the Pacific Ocean

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We still had some hope that we would be able to get worldwide collision insurance in the next few days. So we chose our route westward along the US-Canadian border. The route via Revelstock (Canada) seemed to be not feasible for the time being. We again roamed through huge forest areas, where probably not too many overseas tourists get lost, and the border to the northern country was in sight more often than not. Read More

U S A

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…finally in the land of unlimited possibilities!

After the seven months of group travel through South and Central America, we had our usual freedom from Tombstone and could do whatever we wanted. No roadbook dictated the pace or direction of the journey. For Chantal it was a relief, for me (Tom) rather a farewell to great encounters and evenings. Well, that’s how it is; everything has an end, only the sausage has two. Read More

Mexico

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…towards the final destination in Tombstone (USA)!

On the way to “Tuxtepec” and the endless pineapple plantations, we reached the North American continent. The south-eastern provinces of this huge country geographically still belong to Central America (….and the experiences can be found in the part “Central America 3”). But for us it hardly made a difference – Mexico is and remains Mexico. We also wanted to avoid the hot and humid heat for once and climbed the first hairpin bends up the mountain to “Paso El Punto” and into the pleasant freshness of the mountains. Even in the lower-lying “Oaxaca de Ju├írez” it remained very fresh in the evening and finally we were able to experience a pleasant night again, where we didn’t toss and turn on the bed half the night, drenched in sweat. Read More