Hospitality and Mercedes parts in Cusco

Hospitality and Mercedes parts in Cusco

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We went the other way to what most people do, we went to Cusco after the Inca ruins. As usual, approaching the city Clara was browsing the spots on iOverlander for a place to stay for the night. This is when her eye fell on a post from the Stockert family in the middle of the city. Originally from the USA, they spend several years in Cusco for a charity mission; Helping wherever possible. This being primarily the local community, […]

shadows on the road - venezuelan refugee stream

The Venezuelan refugee stream

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Our overlanding down days faded away in the Colombian mountains. Driving at night it came a little unexpected, when the road suddenly started climbing. Our navigation app Maps.me shows us a lot of information, but not the altitude. What Maps.me also didn’t show us, is that we were following the Venezuelan refugee stream as well.. As soon as we got to higher elevations, we were more in our element in the mountains, the surroundings improved massively and the temperatures dropped. […]

Grisu our Mercedes van in the Canadian snow

Grisu – Our Mercedes van

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Introducing Grisu, who is a Mercedes van, but a rather special unit. He left the Mercedes factory in 1991 as a regular Mercedes T1 310, but has straight away been converted into a 4×4 by an Austrian company called Oberaigner. Back in the day, this was done on customer request, mainly for firetrucks and ambulances in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In each of those countries, there was one company cooperating with Mercedes to converted the brand new rwd vans to […]