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Chapter 6

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A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, one of the world’s greatest cities and scenery from white-sand beaches to soaring mountains,this is Asian Turkey and as there is so many things to see…

Heading East……

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This video is the last part of the first section of our trip that now is completed . We crossed  8 countries  of Europe  in 2 month time and our way now is clearly heading East. Our overland stories from…

Cajamarca, Peru

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We spend two nights in Cajamarca and try to make the most of it by seeing some of the town and the surrounding area.  It’s a lovely high mountain city surrounded by small villages and centuries of history. As with…

Leymebamba to Celendin, Peru

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So early the morning after we arrive in Leymebamba we are off for the next town, Celendin, which I refer to affectionately as Celine Dion. We know the road will be scenic, because we keep hearing this from everyone, but…

Leymebamba, Peru

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The road to Chachapoyas was a two-lane asphalt road, and a great ride as it followed the curvy edges of a winding river. We left the river to climb some switchbacks to the town itself and stayed a couple of…

Brazilian drivers are crazy!

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Brazilians, in general, are lovely people. I actually think that they might be about the friendliest people in the world. BUT, put them behind of the wheel of a motor vehicle and they think they’re Airton Senna (famous Brazilian race…

Chachapoyas and Kuelap, Peru

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Chachapoyas is a lovely colonial-style town. The central plaza has lots of tour companies, cafes and shops.  I see a few gringos out and about, but mostly it’s locals, maybe because it’s the off-season now. We are back up in…

From the border of Peru to Chachapoyas

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After crossing the border we head for the town of San Ignacio before stopping for the night. We wind up staying at a small hotel and parking our bikes in a private garage behind the hotel. It’s a little unnerving…

Riding into Peru

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We get to the border late in the day and I check my watch while we work on paperwork and see its 4pm. Yikes. We were hoping to ride all the way to San Ignacio tonight just to get away…

The long last day in Ecuador

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Vilcabamba is the last place we stay in Ecuador, and it has been gorgeous. We’ve heard from friends who have gone on ahead of us that the road ahead, which is largely dirt to the Peruvian border, is a nightmare…

Vilcabamba, Ecuador

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We rode south from Cuenca on a weekday on one of the main highways, but not the PanAm. There’s virtually no traffic which is nice, and we spend most of a day getting from Cuenca to Loja and then on…

Chapter 5

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So yes, now Bulgaria was next. For me it was the third visit and for Rochelle the first. The previous two times that I came by here, I must admit that I wasn’t impressed by the country, something that didn’t…

Cuenca, Ecuador

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My tourbook, as I think I may have already shared, lists 6 things as the absolute “must see” things of Ecuador…and among them is Cuenca, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was colonized by the Spanish in the 1550s and…

Chapter 4

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Romania was in my travel plans for quite a while but I had never been there until a couple of weeks ago, when Rochelle and I rolled Voukefalas to the Hungary-Romania border.As we crossed the border and we were…

From Macas to Cuenca, Ecuador

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The ride from Macas to Cuenca that we choose takes us through a beautiful river valley and west on Route 45. It’s raining in the morning as we go for breakfast and then pack up, and we are told that’s…