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Cusco, Peru

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Cusco is a beautiful city from what I remember of my trip here 4 years ago. Sure I remember all the tourists and the shops and pushy sales people and massage therapists on the streets, but I also remember the…

A Churning Mind

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I have got to admit it, I am not in a good place this week. Tired, in a funk, dreading the daily trek to the cubicle, my mind is churning with possibilities, but my body and soul are exhausted. I…

Across southern Peru

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After stopping for lunch in Nazca the town, we keep moving on the PanAm that has now turned east and climb up and out of the desert dunes to the high mountain plateaus of southern Peru.Not far out onto…

An oasis and desert drawings in Peru

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After 3 days in Lima we keep moving south. Paracas National Park on the coast sounds incredible but there’s not a lot of roads there and the sand riding sounds like way too much work for me and my heavy…

Lima, Peru

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Lima is a city of 8 million plus people and from what I remember from a brief visit a few years ago, it was lovely.Other riders and ride reports have been warning us for months, suggesting we “avoid” Lima…

From Huaraz to the coast of Peru

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In Huaraz we are able to catch up for a night with James from Pedaling for Pennies, a man riding from the USA to the bottom of South America to raise funds for cancer research. We have a nice dinner…

Icarus Complex

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Fun is a relative term. That’s why some people’s favourite roads are what others would call “bad”. The road, to use the term loosely, to Batopilas from Urique is one of those roads I think everyone can agree is bad,…

In the Cordillera Blanca of Peru – Part 3

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Chacas turns out to be a pleasant small town with a hostel right on the plaza and some really nice local people. We are able to find some dinner after we get settled into the room and Brian rides the…

Beautiful free beach camps in Brazil

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We’ve parked on or right in front of many wonderful beaches in Brazil. There’s not many people overlanding here, and there isn’t a camping culture either, so there aren’t many ‘campgrounds’, and beach camps are pleasant compared to fuel stations.…

In the Cordillera Blanca of Peru – Part 2

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Just after the Llanganuco Lakes there is a campground, and a small parking area where buses and collectivos park and unload the people who hike the Laguna 69 trail from here. We pass this parking area at the 2nd or…

Canyon del Pato, Peru

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Canyon del Pato is one of those places that overlanders are all told to be sure to put on their “must see” lists. We decide to take a couple of days to ride the canyon and camp inside thanks to…

A Leap of Faith

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The drive west on Highway 26 appears paved in gold. Lined with thousands of trees displaying a dozen shades of red and gold, the wet road reflects the multi-hued colors, creating the appearance of  a golden pathway leading to weekend…