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Watch: 4×4 Trail from Merzouga to Sidi Ali in Morocco

From A2A Expedition:

We take a 4×4 trail from Merzouga through the Sahara desert to Sidi Ali and then onto Tinghir. It was a dusty, long but fantastic trail!

Starting An Off-Road Adventure in Russia

Karin-Marijke Vis and Coen Wubbels of Landcruising Adventure:

Saturday morning Maxim, Anastasia, Alexey,ย and Irinka caught up with us, finding us camped on a cliff enveloped by a thick mist that blocked any view of the spectacular bay below us. After having spent five days in the classroom learning Russian with the sun was out in full force, the mist and drizzle decided to dominate for the coming week.

To return to the main road, we had to ascend the trail we had descended the night before. Here deep ruts with splashed-around mud now served as a memory to where we had struggled for an hour with the MaxTrax to get out.

Our heavy truck drove in the middle so if stuck again, weโ€™d have options on both sides to be pulled out. But, more alert this time, Coen gunned it where necessary and we jumped up the hill over rocks, fishtailed through the muddy section and returned to a bumpy rocky section once more. We were out.

Read the whole blog post by Karin-Marijke Vis at Landcruising Adventure

Route 66: America’s Lost Highway

From the Wall Street Journal (2016)

Meet Michael Inuarak, the young musher, as he prepares to take part in the annual Nunavut Quest

For the past weeks, 22-year-old Michael Inuarak has been preparing for the gruelling, annual weeklong Nunavut Quest traditional dog sled race where competitors traverse an unforgiving sea of ice and tundra.

This year, the race starts in Inuarak’s hometown of Pond Inlet and ends more than 300 kilometres away in Arctic Bay.

Kieran Oudshoorn, writing for the CBC:

“I love the race. It’s a very exciting time,” said Inuarak.

“There was one time when my dogs were running after a polar bear and I had no rifle. So I was sweating and trying to avoid the polar bear as much as I can.”

The last three times Inuarak participated in the Quest, he placed third โ€” an impressive feat for such a young musher.

Inuarak is proud of how well he did, but hopes he will do better this year.

“I’m not worried. I’m just a bit nervous because of all the fast racers who are going to be ahead of me. And I’m not using as [many] dogs as I normally do.”

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Best Countries for Quality of Life

Through all phases of life, Canada and Scandinavian countries treat their citizens well, according to US News.

  1. Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Switzerland
  6. Finland
  7. Australia
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany
  11. Belgium
  12. United Kingdom
  13. Japan
  14. Luxemburg
  15. Ireland
  16. France
  17. USA
  18. Singapore
  19. Portugal
  20. China
  21. Spain
  22. Italy
  23. South Korea
  24. Poland
  25. Czech Republic

More info at US News

Reference: Living 2.0

Most Expensive Countries To Live In 2019

According to CEOWORLD Magazine:

1.๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
2.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
3.๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
4.๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas
5.๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg
6.๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan
7.๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
8.๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong
9.๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
10.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
11.๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France
12.๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
13.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel
14.๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
15.๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland

More interesting world ranking stats here.

Watch: Getting Invited To A Game Of Kok-Boru

Leigh and Steph from GrizzlyNbear Overland get invited to watch a game of Kok-Boru, ย a traditional game in Kyrgyzstan.

Advisory: The subject matter and some of the images may be disturbing for sensitive viewers.

Adventurous Dutchman drove his electric car about 95,000 km from Amsterdam to Sydney

Wiebe Wakker has just completed his 3-year drive from Amsterdam to Sydney, Australia.

The adventurous Dutchman drove his converted VW electric car about 95,000 km (60,000 miles) across 33 countriesย to demonstrate the capacity and reliability of electric cars, in order to promote them as a way of tackling climate change.

Wakker left Amsterdam in March 2016 and relied on donations of electricity to complete the journey.

Turkey’s Black Sea coast, a culinary road trip

Turkeyโ€™s Black Sea coast: food to drive for by Caroline Eden, The Guardian

Monasteries, mountains, and lakes offers a highlight a superb culinary road trip. Sounds delicious.

 

Ramadan 2019

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will begin on May 5 and end on June 4, 2019. Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

If travelling during this period to a country with a Muslim community, take time to learn about Ramadan to ensure you respect religious and cultural sensitivities, rules, and customs.

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