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John and Mandi

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7 yrs and 6 days - end of the road

Turning the Page After 7 Years

May 10, 2022

Rather, seven years after starting a four year trip we are parking the van to become respectable contributing citizens again...or something to that accord. Just like with our extended period of saving before starting our Pan-American drive, our...

Fly Like an Eagle, Northern Argentina

Dec 12, 2018

It might be more appropriate to liken soaring to the Andean Condor, especially considering where we are, but fly like a condor does not roll off the tongue the same. Mostly our titles are obscure trivial amusements, unnecessarily provoking the...

Forty Two Month Status Report

Nov 28, 2018

Again we find guidance from our titles of old, gleaning the wisdom so slight in their folds. The obvious from oblivious, truths from the less serious, subconsciously leaked and consciously told. Those things we see clearly, abstractly portrayed,...

Expenses: Bolivia

Nov 5, 2018

Time again for the money talk. We know, it is boring, gouge your eye out with a spoon. Whichever one, we do not care. Anyway, we spent $2,162.96 over the 31 days we explored Bolivia or $69.77 per day. Prices seemed a little higher, but in reality,...

Expenses: Peru

Oct 1, 2018

Here they come, here come the numbers, bury your head, deep in the sand. Over the 127 days we spent driving back and forth over the Peruvian Andes, we spent $ 8,071.14 or $63.55 per day. Our figure is much higher than the actual cost due to huge...
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