our journey through South America and Africa

News, Pictures and Posts - the very latest!

Aug 1st, 2012:

Believe it or not, this site is not completely dormant and we will publish all our trip photo diaries sooner or later. Here’s the latest: our 4 albums from Malawi.

Aug 6th, 2011:

One year after our visit, we at last publish all our Namibian pictures in 6 photo diaries here.

Jul 1st, 2011:

Our 20-month adventure (Aug 17, 2009 to May 3, 2011) is over and we are spending summer 2011 in Provence, France. We’ve got lots of new albums that are almost ready to publish so come back and check them out soon.

Apr 13th, 2011:

Photos of our days in Kenya published in 3 albums here.

Mar 21st, 2011:

East African quick summaries published: Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

Our Footsteps - where we went on our grand adventure

We are

Juan, Ognen, 天马 (Tian Ma) and Eski (try to figure it out)

roadtrippin’ through South America and Africa, exploring the nature, history and culture of the continents, meeting cool people and searching for delicious food and local crafts


unemployed and happily sliding into bankruptcy

We were

studying (too long) in California and working (just long enough) in Budapest

enjoying traveling around Europe so much that we decided to take off and travel full time

We hope to

see lions up close and personal - mission partly accomplished

have TianMa survive the African roads - mission totally accomplished!!!

improve our Spanish - mission partly accomplished

reach Patagonia before summer 2010 ends - yay! mission accomplished Feb 20-March 26, 2010

find our next home along the way!

have new goals now that our “missions” in South America and Africa have been realized

update this website regularly... hmmm

navigate and zoom by dragging the map and clicking the + and - signs; clicking a destination opens a popup on this page (look for it carefully) with details on our visit; you can then click the green arrows on that window to track to previous and next destinations (full-size map available here)

General Trip Outline (check map above for details)

Feb 4, 2011 - May 3,2011:

Spring in China (visiting Juan’s family in Changsha, a bit of Yunnan province, and city-hopping on the east coast)

May 27, 2010 - Feb 3, 2011:

Driving over 25,000km in south and east Africa for 8 months - see full route details and pictures here (and be sure to scroll all the way down the page)

Aug 22, 2009 - May 26, 2010:

Exploring South America for 9 months - see full route details and pictures here (and be sure to scroll all the way down the page)

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contact us: flag down the white van driving past you or just write us - eskiwaski[at]gmail[dot]com