Arun and Roland

Fron California to Patagonia in 7 Months in the relative luxary of a 19 ft Motorhome . We are a couple worked in corporate environment for last 20 years, decided to take a brake from the rat race.

Hometown: 
Sydney Australia / but working as expats in Singapore and Mumbai
When did you start your travels?: 
11/01/2015
Reason for taking this trip: 
stepping out of the rat race for a little while
Why did you decide to drive?: 
love the freedom when driving after a few long trips in AUS and ASIA
Are you also taking along pets?: 
No
Are you also taking along children?: 
No
What type of car are you driving?: 
Fully self contained 19ft / 2WD / Ford E350 Motorhome. Year of make 2010
Did you make any modifications to your car for this trip?: 
kept it as simple and standard as possible ,added a bike rack and bikes. Wife added softer touches like pillows, carpet and more must be coming.
How did you save up or finance your trip?: 
We have corporate jobs so using savings and decided to do the trip while we could take the chances
How long do you plan on traveling?: 
7-8 Months
Where do you plan on driving? : 
We started in LA USA, driving down the states of CA, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas done. Now we are planning to cross Central America, drive Trans Continent highway Peru to Brazil with final destination of Patagonia in mind. On the way want to dive, hike, bike.
What were your family’s and friends’ reactions when you told them about your trip before you left?: 
Not too surprised as we have done extreme trips before as well though were shocked and jealous that we will be gone for so long. Most have SA on their bucket list so we are watched closely.
What languages do you speak? Will you learn more on your trip?: 
ONLY English. We will pick up as we go.
Do you have a favorite place that you've visited?: 
So far in US we loved the Monument Valley, drive through states, now in Texas. North America is great except the weather.
What was the weirdest thing you experienced on your trip?: 
the RV parks in the US they range from basic to 5 Star and also there are age restrictions (we were told off from 55+ RV parks even though we are extremely quiet and peaceful people to be around)
What was the worst border crossing?: 
haven't done a crossing this trip / but in the past when driving from Malaysia to Thailand drove into Thailand without going through immigration had to come back when we realised we crossed the border . just drove back and did it correctly the second time - lucky because a few km inside Thailand the police were waiting for stragglers.
Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
Do it and please keep up the good information flowing to other fellow traveller. We know without it we would have not committed to our trip.
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