Around the World Ed-Venn-ture, the next 800 days

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  1. WhicheverAnyWayCan

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    Late to wishing you well with ending your 800 days RTW trip.. but while I was in Lima Peru few weeks back, my Colombian gf and I was browsing through the feria market and I found a chimay beer then paid for it.. at the time I wasn't sure which color you liked better but it was brown and I would find out that its new.. anyway, I drank to celebrate your ending :thumb


    (sorry for lame photo. taken with iPhone 4S- my iPhone 6 was stolen in October)
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  3. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    And the lucky string is still top secret to the press!!
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    That's a well written article in your local paper. It's hard to capture 5 years of adventure in a short piece like that.
    "People want the same things in life" Ain't it the truth.
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  5. flyingdutchman177

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    I have hundreds of videos that I never posted from my RTW trip because I didn't have a way to support them.
    But using Facebook now I do.

    So I will upload some videos from my first 5 years here - in no particular order.

    These two are from Bolivia

    Traveling thru Bolivia on my motorcycle was amazing. Here I pass by a party being held in the streets near the capital - La Paz



    Hail storm at 13,000 feet



    Check back for more videos shortly



    !!!!
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    Yeah!! Ed is back!! What a great gift before Christmas!!
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    second one played fine.. not first one for me oh well
    thanks Lalo
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  8. flyingdutchman177

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    Senegal West Africa - the Beautiful Ugly side that most people never will see.
    Even if you travel to Senegal, most people stay close to the coast. That is the touristic side and the most beautiful area. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These short videos were taken traveling inland from Mali to Senegal. Enjoy

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    I think it has been corrected. Let's see if this will work. I have lots of videos to share
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    working now, wow astronauts beee sew smart! :)

    Thanks!
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    Short videos are the best. You can convey so much in just a few seconds. :clap
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    The video starts out a bit blurry, but it gives you an idea of what it is like riding thru small villages heading east thru Mauritania to Mali. The US State Department advises against visiting this country and strong advises taking this route into the Sahara Desert. It seemed safe to me - perhaps only because no one chopped my head off. :-)
    Here is what the US State Dept says:

    Reconsider Travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism.

    Violent crimes, such as mugging, armed robbery, and assault, are common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.

    Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting places frequented by Westerners.

    The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mauritania as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside Nouakchott. U.S. government employees must travel only during daylight hours and are prohibited from walking alone outside of designated areas and times.



    I camped out two nights in the desert. Once I drove my bike a long ways off the road and the other night at the Mauritania/Mali border because it had already closed by the time I reached there.
    Crazy country.
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    Have you every tasted beer inside Chimay Brewery in Belgium? I am not taking about the restaurant across the street from the Monastery. This video was taken inside the brewery - which is inside the monastery. Since it is closed to the public generally, not too many have seen what goes on inside Chimay. And then to have the boss - the head guy - of Chimay giving you the beer and tour, it made for an awesome day and was certainly the highlight of my entire trip
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    you play the astronaut card to get behind the scenes? :hmmmmm
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    At the end of each day, I need to find a place to sleep. My budget is usually zero dollars. I never really know where I am going to be at the end of each day, so about an hour before sunset, I look for a place to camp. Most people like to have some sort of plan or itinerary, so this may seem like a daunting task. But I usually add a couple of additional requirements to my list that makes it even more difficult. I like to have some sort of shelter in case it rains. And I like to find a place with a view or atmosphere so I can enjoy my glass of wine later that evening. This spot was found along the coast near the Spanish/Portuguese border and exemplifies my case well

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    I doubt there is anyone, anywhere who is better at locating 'interesting' sleeping quarters within the last hour of daylight. You may well be taking a different path in life, but it is a damn interesting one. Many thanks and safe journeys!
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    Lalo,

    Thanks for posting the videos
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