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Africa & Tropical Diseases

February 1, 2011

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Saturday we visited Dr. Manuel Corachan and Jacqueline at their home in Masanas outside Barcelona. Manuel used to be senior consultant in Tropical Medicine at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and is now an advisor at Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB). Manuel and Jacqueline lived and worked many years in several countries in Africa. […]

Learning & Teaching

February 1, 2011

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During the last year of high school in the Spanish school system, the students must prepare and present a research-based project – a mini-thesis. Alexandra made her thesis based on our round-the-world trip with the title “A Family Venture around the World – A real life learning experience”. This study was important to the whole […]

Visit to Lleida Tracció

February 1, 2011

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Today, the whole team went to Lleida to deliver the car to Jose Maria at Lleida Traccíon. Jose Maria, who spent 11 years in West- and Southern Africa leading 4×4 expeditions, is in charge of a small firm which specializes in conversion of cars for expeditions. Apart from being a charming engineer, Jose Maria is […]

50 AÑOS 50 PAISES 50.000 KMS

February 1, 2011

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He cumplido 50 años y he querido compartir con mis amigos, compañeros y familia la alegría del anuncio de este viaje. Lo había soñado así muchas veces….pero se me hacia un largo camino hasta los 50, ahora  que ya están aquí me cuesta  creerlo, no solamente que tengo 50 sino que nos vamos de viaje…. […]

4×4 training camp

February 1, 2011

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Today Martha and Oyvin participated in a 4×4 training camp. Very nice – we are not alone and many Toyota-people use their car for what it was built, have done excursions to Africa and are planning similar ventures. These cars are in low gear able to pass terrain where one should think only tractors could […]

Alex’s research project

February 1, 2011

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Alex presented her Round the World (RTW) Project as “Treball de Recerca” at her school with great results. Good job Alex – you have made us realize that this we can and will do!

Welcome!

February 1, 2011

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The intention of this blog is to record our personal experiences as we prepare for and implement our trip around the world. This project has many significances and implications, different meanings and even varied purposes for each participant. And with participants, I mean both the team sharing this experience with me, but also those that will […]