Author: Robert Van Den Hoven

By Robert Van Den Hoven

KANSAS, NOT INCLUDED ROUTE 66.

Kansas is located halfway between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. It also is home to the geographic centre of 48 states in the USA, near the town of Lebanon. (Not included Alaska and other outlaying states). Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado border Kansas. The State gradually rises from east to west. At around 200 meters along…

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MISSOURI (ROUTE 66) 

MISSOURI (ROUTE 66)  Missouri is in the Central Region of the USA; Missouri played a major role in the Westward expansion of the USA. This is memorialized by the Gateway Arch in St Louis. Coming from the East, Missouri earned the nickname Gateway to the West because it served as a significant departure point for…

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KANSAS (ROUTE 66)

ROUTE 66 In the South East corner of Kansas. Kansas is in the Central USA.  Kansas is named after the Kansas River and the capital city is Topeka. More about Kansas once we return West towards Colorado. Since we arrived in Texas, we arrived in Tornado Alley.  We have been on Tornado watch already 4…

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OKLAHOMA (ROUTE 66)

OKLAHOMA  Oklahoma is a state in the central Region of the USA. The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw word Okla which means red. We are told 26 native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma and nearly 15% of Oklahomans are American Indians, which is the highest indigenous population of any State in the USA….

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ROUTE 66 TEXAS

This post will discuss Route 66 in Texas. In a few months we will travel a little more south in Texas the most populous state in the southern region of the United States, after we return from the Northern part of Mexico and the Baja California. Route 66 has many names, The Mother Road, The…

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ROUTE 66 NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO, ROUTE 66. Defiance to Glenrio (Arizona State Border till Texas State Border) New Mexico claims 745 kilometres of Route 66’s Chicago to Los Angeles journey. The interstate (i40) runs over top of the old highway in many places. The desert landscape, the red cliffs, pine wooded hills and valleys, mixed with old route…

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Sudan 2010 and 2016

SUDAN Sudan is one of the poorest and least-developed countries in the world, with about one-third of its inhabitants dependent on farming and animal husbandry for their livelihoods. Sudan is the largest, yet one of the least visited, countries in Africa overlanders. Much of the Middle East has a reputation for warmth and hospitality but Sudan…

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4.5 Years Africa Overland

There are 54 countries in Africa each with numerous dialects, tribal groups, traditions, landscapes and wildlife species. Many people refer to Africa as if it is a country. It is a continent and includes 54 independent countries with South Sudan being the latest to join. Each has its own currency-national anthem-music-history-food-cultures currency and language.   In…

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