In 2003, Karin-Marijke and Coen climbed into their Toyota Land Cruiser BJ45 and started driving east. They made it through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, and then in 2007 had the Toyota shipped to Argentina and they’ve been touring South America even since.
In the coming months, Karin-Marike and Coen will be contributing to AJ’s Overlandia column, but in the meantime you can and should follow them on Instagram, @photocoen.
Captions by Coen.
Hiking around crater lake Quilotoa in Ecuador with magnificent views around every bend.
Spotting this glass butterfly made my day at Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.
Getting off the road sometimes turns your windshield into a painting!
Very special handlebar made from a bull’s horn, near the famous animal market in Otavalo, Ecuador.
We like to explore a little and that means sometimes getting seriously stuck like here in Guyana where we were looking for a nice spot to camp near the river.
No better way than the professional way. Here in Quito they still know the barber tradition in the old quarters of the lively colonial parts.
Camping in the woods at the base of Cotopaxi volcano.
Zigzagging through the Andes. With breathtaking views around every bend.
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador.