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Four Days in // Mauritania

Although the border crossing into Mauritania had ultimately been easy, but not stress-free, we found ourselves at the end of a long day without a spot to camp. So we did what any self-respecting overlander does, pulled out the iPhone and clicked into iOverlander. The bible of places to camp – paid, free (occasionally in Read More

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Crossing No Man’s Land // Mauritania

Moments after driving through the arch of the Mauritanian border, I burst into tears. We had just made our way across the infamous ‘No Man’s Land’ and found ourselves swarmed by fixers trying to ‘help’ us across the border. The gendarmerie were trying to instruct us where to park, but with our little French and Read More

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Southward bound to Western Sahara // Morocco

Leaving Essaouira, we had a 1,700km drive ahead of us to the Mauritanian border and only 4 days before Em’s visa expired. Kev had been fortunate enough, having returned to Australia for a week to surprise his father on his 80th birthday, to get a new three-month visa on his return to Morocco. And to top Read More

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Border Crossings // South America

If the rumour isn’t already circulating, we’ll start it right here: South America has some of the easiest border crossings in the world. Back in January 2015, we left the Buenos Aires port with our very first Temporary Import Permit (TIP) in hand, and were told by customs officials to ‘guard it with our lives’. Read More

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Overlanding Budget // South America

You know when you wake up after a big night at the pub with your mates, the kind where you stumble home at 3am with a Big Mac and pass out having only eaten half of it. You remember what a great time you had catching up with the boys, and then that feeling sets Read More