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Open the Box and Go Explore with Alpha!

January 11, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

EarthCruiser Alpha Arrives in a Box

January 10, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

Disaster Relief in Kota Bharu – Day Three

January 6, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

Disaster Relief in Kota Bharu – Day Two

January 5, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

Disaster Relief in Kota Bharu – Day One

January 4, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

Bagan Myanmar Part 7 – River Life Line

January 3, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

Bagan Myanmar Part 6 – Home Made Moonshine

January 2, 2017 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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!

Bagan Myanmar Part 5 – Transportation

December 22, 2016 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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 […]

Bagan Myanmar Part 4 – Buddhist Temples

December 21, 2016 | Blog | No comment

Share This: 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.  […]

Bagan Myanmar Part 3 – Traditions

December 20, 2016 | Blog | No comment

Share This: Bagan Myanmar Part 3 – Traditions WARNING! This is not firewood!  Burning it may cause an international incident. These trees are a very traditional type of “make-up” and sunscreen.  You grind the tree on a stone, add water to make a paste and then apply in an artistic way!   Men, women and […]

Bagan Myanmar Part 2

December 19, 2016 | Blog | No comment

Share This: Bagan Myanmar Part 2 In Bagan Myanmar rural roads are repaired by hand, yes by hand! These ladies carry and sort the gravel for road maintenance. Here is a good example of some of the various vehicles on the road.  In transportation many small trucks are used to carry both goods and people. […]

Next stop…Bagan Myanmar

December 15, 2016 | Blog | No comment

Share This: Bagan Myanmar The next stop on Lance and Michelle’s adventure is to Bagan Myanmar! There is a new toll road from Yangon to Mandalay making for a quick-ish 400 mile journey.  Tolls seem to be paid in some places and in others one just waves their ticket.  Not sure about the system yet.  […]