Please, walk your horse…

by connal on July 2, 2010

Here’s a series of signs we came across during our time trekking through the Annapurnas. After the first few days of walking the road stops and you start reaching villages where the only way to get anything in or out is on foot or by horse.

Mule trains are common, as are some small horses for getting around. Signs like these are usually posted just outside a village, asking riders to please dismount when passing through.

No Horse Riding

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Considering all the countries we’ve traveled to where “safe driving” means constantly honking your horn while driving like a madman (I’m looking at you here Vietnam) it’s amazing that we’ve gone as long as we have without any sort of traffic incident.

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*Part one of the story is here

Day 5: Brighton to Colac Bay
We started day 5 at our ocean-side camping spot in Brighton, a small beach town on the Southeastern coast of New Zealand. We knew we weren’t riding far today, so we spent the better part of the morning leisurely making a few sightseeing visits; first stopping to check out the Nugget Point Lighthouse.

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This is one of the creepiest places we’ve ever visited. It’s the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg and it’s weird.

Really weird.

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Porsche Museum

by connal on June 10, 2010

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We had two big takeaways from our time in Stuttgart. One was learning the German expression “der Gluckspilz” which translates to “lucky mushroom.” As in, “You’ve arrived here in Stuttgart on the first nice day we’ve had all summer. That’s quite the lucky mushroom.”

But the second big takeaway from Stuttgart was our visit to the Porsche museum. A combination of dozens of stunning cars and a fantastic exhibit design which makes the museum quite the drool-inducing experience.

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Comments work again!

by connal on June 10, 2010

It was just brought to my attention that our comment system seemed to be down – that it was impossible to leave a comment. It should be back up an running now.

Lame! but Fixed!

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