Sunnyside Up

Travel reports, pictures and thoughts during our world trip

Marina and Urs

Trip Report A long bus ride

I love long bus rides. At the beginning of our trip they were a simple necessity to reach our next destination, nothing more than a means of transport. Now I realized that they are as important as the destination they bring us to. We mainly move by b

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Trip Report Honduras

(English version after the pictures) Nach der Freiwilligenarbeit in Guatemala war es wieder einmal an der Zeit zu reisen. Der nächste Stopp auf unserem Weg in Richtung Süden war Honduras. Gleich nach der Grenze zu Honduras sind die weltbekannten

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Trip Report Antigua Guatemala

(English version after the pictures) Uns gefiel Antigua Guatemala sehr. Kein Wunder, dass diese Stadt sehr viele Touristen anzieht, mit allen seinen schönen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Touren die von hier aus starten. Urs gefiel vor allem auch seine Ar

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Trip Report In the meantime

Sorry for making you wait so long for this post. Many of you already started to ask us what happend to us and where we are at the moment. The truth is that I was so spoiled in the last months for not having to write blog post that I forgot to do it a

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Trip Report Die Kontraste Kubas

Kuba hat uns wirklich fasziniert! Die Kontraste auf dieser Insel haben uns sehr interessiert und deswegen wollten wir selber auch noch einen Eintrag darüber schreiben. Wir wussten nicht wie anfangen und haben uns entschieden unsere Bilder sprechen

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Trip Report Cuba according to Mirco

(Blog post by Mirco Gysin) As you probably not know, I, Marina's brother, went to Cuba with the intent to visit to my sister on her world trip. My original plan was to visit Urs and Marina in Mexico, but after being a little bit scared of that nati

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Trip Report Hostel life as a volunteer

(Deutsche Version nach den Bildern) Urs and I reached Puerto Vallarta in the beginning of December, short before high season started. Carlos invited us to volunteer in his four months young hostel. Together with Adela, a girl from Argentina, and Car

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Trip Report Ciudad de México

I know we promised to write about our stay in Puerto Vallarta, working in a hostel, but I decided to leave that for the next blog post as we will be here for another 2 weeks. So instead I write about the wonderful time we just spent in Ciudad de Mexi

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Trip Report Three hours in Mexico

(Deutsche Version nach den Bildern) Borders always make I feel a little bit nervous, one can never be sure to be allowed into the country. There is a long walkway up and down and right and left. Most of the other people walking with us are Mexicans

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Trip Report Internet and Time

(Deutsche Version nach den Bildern) Raphi left us in San Diego with a feeling of "okay, so what's next?!". After travelling for 3 months and making amazing memories every day, we felt the need for a break. We were wishing for a home and a daily pur

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Trip Report USA Reisebericht – Einen Monat mit Raphi

(Gastbericht von Raphi Kiser)   Am 28. September war es dann so weit. Marina und Urs erwarteten mich bereits am Flughafen in Denver. Nachdem ich mein Mietauto abgeholt hatte, ging es sogleich los zu unserem ersten Ziel, der "Paintmines Interpr

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Trip Report Driving and driving and driving

In the last 2 months we drove a lot! We spent time on the road almost every day, sometimes even up to 8 hours if there was no reason to stop along the way.But that doesn't mean it was ever boring!As the more experienced driver, Urs drives 80% of the

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Trip Report Family and friends

After travelling through western Canada just the two of us in our van, we crossed the "whole continent" and drove all the way to Ontario to meet family and friends. After 11 years I (Marina) finally visited my Canadian family again! We were very warm

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Excursion & Tour West Canada

Here some impressions of our first ~8'000km on the road! We startet with British Columbia (BC), went up north to Yukon and then down again to BC and Alberta.Our way brought us to lots of nature in National and Provincial parks, forest and lakes but a

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Trip Report Beta

Now here the whole truth about our van..!Unfortunately at the end of June Urs had an accident and crashed Efa. Luckily he wasn't injured at all, but the van can't be used any more.So in July we looked for a new car and found Beta.She is a blue Plymou