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This actually is her first rodeo

O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!


A look at Americans from the outside by the charming Eva zu Beck: Right now, I’m living Expedition Wild – driving the length of the Pan-American Highway in my Land Rover Defender, which I converted into a 4×4 mini-camper. With a new video here on the channel each week, make sure you follow me on my solo adventures around the world.

Here’s a brief clip from her life on the road in the United States:

[HT: Joan who says, “This was better than I thought it was going to be.” I agree]

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  • PA Cat July 27, 2022, 9:33 AM

    I enjoyed the rodeo video, including the fact that she included the color guard and the first part of the national anthem– without mocking them, as some Europeans like to do. Couldn’t help noticing that she took shots of the gas prices and the Biden “I Did That” sticker– if Gerard has any “I Hate Biden More” bumper stickers left, maybe he could send her one.

    Now I hope she has an American baseball game on her bucket list– judging from her appreciation of the rodeo, I’m thinking she would enjoy a minor league game more than an MLB meetup– there’s a lot less traffic, tickets are less expensive, and you can meet and talk to the fans more easily. And there’s half the season still to go.

  • Caravan To West Zimbabwe July 27, 2022, 10:01 AM

    Rodeos and road trips are a construct of the white male patriarchy.

  • julie July 27, 2022, 10:23 AM

    Agree with Joan, I had doubts at first but this was actually pretty good. Thanks, Gerard & Joan!

  • John Venlet July 27, 2022, 11:33 AM

    Eva is very charming, and I enjoyed her rodeo color commentary.

  • jiminalaska July 27, 2022, 1:36 PM

    OK, she’s a bit of a cow (vegan) but her Rodeo was quite delightful and I was quite impressed with her rooftop tent in the other video.

  • Dirk July 27, 2022, 3:16 PM

    We live in the instant gratification era, the “go pro era”, look at me everybody. Is it the majority are living vicariously thru these self serving miscreants.

    The age of the Ego, sadly.

    While the advent of the cell phone was uncompromising, with the cell phone came the age of the selfie, the digital camera, and thank god the Cloud to store those photo’s. Of course it’s the Govt whom visits your pics, your thoughts mostly.

    Thank god we made it, the Cloud stores literally everything we view and say and buy, charges us only 2.99 for more storage, and the convent truth is, your fucked up govt has tricked everybody into storing damming evidence against each of us, for the FUCKING, govt to access at their leisure.

    That my friends is fucked up.

  • Balzoa July 27, 2022, 4:07 PM

    I once met a young cowboy at Spanish Springs Ranch in NE California who had just returned from a tour of rodeos in Europe – from Spain to Italy to Turkey, including Germany, Latvia, and France. I asked him if the European cowboys were as good as the Americans. He hesitated a bit and said that yes they were, but there was a difference. When the Americans got bucked off, they got back up, dusted off, and went right back into the action, whereas the Europeans tended to sit around for awhile nursing their bruises.

    • ghostsniper July 28, 2022, 4:10 AM

      The only rodeo I have ever been to was in Bamberg, Germany in 1976.
      Not real big on rodeo stuff.
      But I do likes me sum horses.

  • foo July 27, 2022, 5:53 PM

    Kudo’s to her for taking on solo van life-
    hope she makes it past the Darien Gap.

    • ghostsniper July 28, 2022, 4:11 AM

      With a little help from a boat.

  • Anonymous July 28, 2022, 3:45 AM

    Bet you anything she’s spread her legs for a cowboy or two, or twenty two.