500 days!

24 Mar

Today we celebrate 500 days on the road!

People often ask, ‘what have been the best bits?’ Impossible to answer. They range from huge awe-inspiring sights – like hiking an active volcano, gazing at Mayan ruins, or looking a snake in the eye – to little moments that would be lost in translation.

It’s been 500 days of exploring, learning, making friends, being rescued by strangers, having more time to be silly, to read, to think, to look around, to travel without a plan. It’s involved spectacular beaches, mountains, jungle, wildlife, and indigenous culture. There have been ill-advised ferry journeys, crazy cities, sanity-stretching bureaucracy, a lot of food, even more beer, unhinged drivers, a few scary moments and more mechanics than we could shake a catalytic converter at.

Here’s a slideshow, not selected for its artistic merit, but because it might go some way to summing up some of the sillier moments of life on the road.

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11 Responses to “500 days!”

  1. rlogan1155 March 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Just found your blog and will definitely follow. Will pop in and enjoy some of your earlier posts too. We are Canadians living full time in a fifth wheel, right now we are in south Texas but will be leaving for home in a couple of weeks. Take care and “Happy trails”. Ruth from At Home on the Road

  2. John Chapman March 25, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    Congratulations guys, heading for the 1000?

  3. Derek Jolly March 26, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    Flights booked – see you in October… 🙂

  4. J&K Mooney March 26, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    HAPPY 500 DAYS! We love reading your blog, its like being on the road while we are stuck at home. Glad you got over to Los Llanos- sounds like it was the perfect escape.

    • seventeenbysix March 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

      thanks guys! Hope home is not too chilly…

    • seventeenbysix May 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

      Hey guys, a much belated response and thanks! Somehow we missed this message earlier. Hope all is well up north. We’re holed up in Ecuador at the moment with van trouble, but glad that we’re stranded in a nice place this time! 🙂 P and J xx

  5. Gary Rubin March 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Fantastic, just brings a smile from ear to ear…..could not be happier for you all! Keep on keeping on…yay,yay,yay!

    • seventeenbysix March 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

      cheers Gary! One of those photos was taken by you… hope you’re not expecting a fee… 🙂

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