Why EarthCruiser is a Great Truck to Travel in! There are many reasons why traveling in an EarthCruiser is great! Here is another reason why. Isamal a friend of Lance and Michelle has invited them to his home. In the picture below is his very nice Land Cruiser on a very small two lane road. […]
Snow Camping for NYE With all this beautiful snow Central Oregon has been receiving Lance and Michelle could not pass up a trip out to Hart Mountain with the GZL for NYE. This is exactly why we do this… It’s a chance to get out and explore in comfort! With temperatures being below zero it was […]
Jungle Time for EarthCruiser “Alpha” EarthCruiser Alpha heads into the jungle of Malaysia. During monsoon season these tracks change very quickly. When the logging road are dry, they are great, but with just a few inches of rain they are whole new experience! One must always keep this in mind. Anywhere an EarthCruiser fits is a […]
Getting Alpha Out of the Container Not the first time we have done this, but it is still so special! Opening the doors and there it is, the very same EarthCruiser Alpha we loaded up early one morning with the EarthCruiser team back in Bend, Oregon. There is Alpha waiting patiently to get on the […]
Alpha Arrives in Malaysia Before Alpha arrives to go explore Malaysia we must get everything in order with customs. Upon arrival from the US, to leave the port, customs officials must first inspect the cargo “EarthCruiser Alpha”. After review customs then reseals the container. With everything in order, it is our choice to have EarthCruiser Alpha delivered to […]
4×4 Malaysia Relief – Day Three Day three and completion is getting close. LED lights are fitted in the “breeze way” between the two bedrooms. In Malaysia 240-volt power is used and fuse boxes are professionally installed. This is the 14th house 4×4 Relief Malaysia has made in the last 12 months. The next project is a traditional […]
Building a House Day Two As day two starts time is short, all the volunteers have day jobs they need to get back to on Monday. Work continues though through to early hours Sunday morning! With the roof on, running power was possible! A deal was struck with a neighbor to purchase power for a […]
The Road to Building a House After the Rainforest Challenge, 4×4 RELIEF MALAYSIA let us tag along on one of their many relief operations. The crew is made up of off road enthusiasts with a network of skills they put to good use. In this case building a house for a family of nine in Kota […]
Life on the River in Myanmar Rivers are a life line in Myanmar and are well worth spending some time exploring. In all, Myanmar is a country with a long and proud history, one which has a lot to offer an over-lander. NOTE: Access through land borders in Myanmar change every day. Friends recently waited 19 […]
Moonshine Making! The ever useful Brahmin cow! This one is grinding palm for a home made moonshine. Making Jiggery at the same moonshine facility. Distilling the palm “wine” slowly over a wood fire. The final products, guaranteed to knock you socks off!
Transportation in Bagan In Bagan Myanmar roads have a variety of transportation. Even in the middle of town cattle get moved. Horse drawn carts are very common. For larger loads bullock carts are also common, and the next one, well, that must be the best expedition vehicle. It can run on anything and run anything!
Buddhist Temples Bagan is a very important Buddhist temple site for the Burmese. These are all 11th– 13th century pagodas and represent a variety of styles. Well worth a trip! A male monk in his traditional scarlet robe. With 89% of the population being Buddhist, there are many monks (male and female) seen everywhere. Even monks […]