New to the site.
Since September 2019, I have been travelling with my girlfriend and our rescue cat around North America in my 1976 VW which we imported with us from the UK.
Currently, we are in Mexico. We crossed into Baja from the US last February. Initially, our visit was to last no more than 5 weeks and then Covid happened.
We spent the next 8 months in Baja. We had hoped to cross to the mainland sooner but suffered a serious engine problem. After ordering a replacement engine block from Canada, we got Ruby (Our VW) back on the road and caught the ferry over to the mainland.
After a great start, we noticed signs that our second-hand replacement engine block was worn. A steep drive up to a camp spot on a 12000ft volcano killed our ‘new’ engine after just a month.
After waiting for parts, we got the engine back in on the 23rd of December and we’re able to catch up with our fellow European travelling friends who had crossed with us from Baja.
Since then, we have been going strong around Mexico.
We would love to chat to fellow enthusiasts and share tips/experiences/ plan future meets.
We started a YouTube channel to document our travels. We were both teachers in England and wanted to share our journey with students, friends and family. We don’t have fancy cameras and you won’t find us half naked talking about the joys of a cold camper shower, but hopefully we share inspiring locations and stories.
Please say hello. Check out our Youtube channel ‘The Kombi Chronicles’ and subscribe of it’s something you’re interested in and hopefully one day we can get together and share stories under the stars sat around a camp fire.