THANKS CHILE for hitting 1000 views!


 Background
Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca ruled northern Chile while the Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its independence in 1810, decisive victory over the Spanish was not achieved until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its present northern regions. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche were brought under central government control. After a series of elected governments, the three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador ALLENDE was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was inaugurated in 1990. Continue reading

Brilliant Adv travel AROUND THE WORLD!


Around the world journey

From Pacific Motorsport web site but we met them too!

We met these two riders from Ireland who are travelling around the world to raise funds for
the “Make a Wish Foundation” Donation link and the “Holy Family School for Disabled Children” Donation link.
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Myanmar Population: 53,999,804 – Latest Country to visit the BLOG


Some More Geography Lessons with our latest country Myanmar! 170th country to stop by!
 Background
Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth was attained in 1948. Gen. NE WIN dominated the government from 1962 to 1988, first as military ruler, then as self-appointed president, and later as political kingpin. In September 1988, the military deposed NE WIN and established a new ruling junta. Despite multiparty legislative elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party – the National League for Democracy (NLD) – winning a landslide victory, the junta refused to hand over power. NLD leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who was under house arrest from 1989 to 1995 and 2000 to 2002, was imprisoned in May 2003 and subsequently transferred to house arrest. She was finally released in November 2010. Continue reading

THE WORLD MAP – This is where you are!


Every day we get updates since I added this little map widget to our BLOG….it is wicked to see when and where people check in.  Where are you on the map?  Click to enlarge the pictures.

Once again Cheryl and I thank everyone for keeping this BLOG alive!

Since October 28th, 2011

Other ADV Riders


Scroll down to the bottom of the home page and please take a look at what other ADV riders are doing from all over the world.  Very inspirational and quite motivating to embark on such journey’s. I will update other ADV Riders each time I find a site that sounds interesting so check back often.  I am certain these guys and gals would love the support.

Amazing web sites, trials & tribulations and stories.