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Overland Around The World - Dipli Travel Diaries

 

Overland Travels with DIPLI

This is an Overland Expedition around the world in a modified Land Rover Forward Control OVERLANDER. Jan and Leone Vorster keep a travel diaries of their overland expedition experience different continents, cultures and countries in their Land Rover.

Jan and Leone are in ?

"In 2013 we plan to travel for 4 months, instead of our usual 6. The reason is the Schengen visa problem that all non-EU citizens have: one may not stay in the Shengen region for longer than 90 days per 180 day period. This means that after 90 days you must go out of the Schengen area for 90 days before being allowed to return! So we plan to spend at least one month in the Balkan countries; the only corner of Europe which is not Schengen." May 2013

Look at the Official Dipli Website http://www.overlandhb.co.za/ for all the text with embedded pictures.

New Journals added

UNITED KINGDOM - Travellers’ Reunions
SCANDINAVIA

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Dipli Overlander Travel diaries
 

INTRODUCTION
Some technicalities.
1 FIRST START (South Africa to Tanzania)
Crashed.
2 SECOND START (South Africa to Kenya)
Narrow escape from deadly ambush.
3 ETHIOPIA, DJIBOUTI
Detained at border. Hot as hell.
4 YEMEN
In armed convoy, No road.
5 OMAN, UAE, SAUDI ARABIA
Opulence. Camel races. Leoné covered up.
6 EGYPT
Escorted by heavily armed police.
7 JORDAN, LIBANON, SYRIA
Pink tombs. Muslim party. Friendly people.
8 TURKEY, GREECE
Lazy days. Fined. Wild hot springs.
9 ITALY to GERMANY
Italian temperament. So easy.
10 CZECH, POLAND
Medieval Festival. Attacked at night.
11 UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, ROMANIA
Thieving police. Saved from cops. Dracula's Castle.
12 HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA, GERMANY
Horsemanship. Tatra hike. New axles.
13 RUSSIA
Polite police. Endless Taiga forests.
14 MONGOLIA
Strangest border. Dipli held for ransom.
15 KAZAKSTAN, KYRGYSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, UZBEKISTAN
Very difficult visas. Ancient silk route wonders.
16 TURKMENISTAN, CASPIAN SEA
Free diesel & petrol. Ferry.
17 AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, ARMENIA
Mmm The food!
18 IRAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA
Turquoise tiles. Truck art. Road hazards.
19 NEPAL, BHUTAN, BANGLADESH, INDIA
Arrested. Great steaks. Colour.
20 MALAYSIA, THAILAND
KL for 3 weeks with a 3 day pack. Street food.
21 CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM
Land mines, Temples. Hardwood. Water puppets.
22 MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, BALI
The big scrub. The safest city. Lay back.
23 AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
Journals not available yet.
24 Argentinean and Chilean PatagoniA
Windswept end of the world
25 CHILE – ARGENTINA: SOUTH CENTRAL
Landslide; The pass is closed!
26 EASTER ISLAND
The furthest neighbours.
27 NORTHERN ARGENTINA & A BIT OF BRAZIL
Other Overlanders. Birds & broken bridges.
28 BOLIVIA.                                
Drive on the right – not always.
29 PERU
Airline folds; tickets worthless.
30 ECUADOR   
Gateway to the Galapagos
31
32 THE THREE GUIANAS
5 Ferries. 3 Languages.
33
34 Central America
Two close escapes
35 MEXICO
A bumpy drive
36 SOUTH-WESTERN USA
Suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.
 
37 SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS – A travel without Dipli
38 NORTH-WESTERN AMERICA
Splat!
39 YUKON AND ALASKA 
Klunk! Klunk!
40 ROCKIES’ EAST SIDE
Hit by a Big Rig!
41 SOUTH EASTERN USA                                                     Friendly Americans
42 NORTH CENTRAL USA
Stopped by the FBI
43 NORTH EASTERN USA  
Mansions and Maple Syrup 
44 QUEBEC & the MARITIME PROVINCES OF CANADA   Furthest East in North America   45 UNITED KINGDOM - Travellers’ Reunions
46 SCANDINAVIA    

Copyright 2006 - 2012 by Leoné Vorster. Reproduced by LandyOnline with her permission.

 

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