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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is located on the southwest edge of Bolivia near its border with Chile. The flats are located at an elevation of about 12,000 feet and cover more than 4,000…

Feeding insects in Suriname

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The first thing I am doing each morning here in Suriname is showering and then coating myself with insect repellent. There are mosquitoes everywhere, and plenty of other biting insects too. From the mosquitoes you could get malaria or dengue,…

Stopover ~ Singapore Style

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Stopovers. In our experience, they’re generally a waste of time, money, and effort. At various times we have decided to break up a long flight with a stopover in, say, JFK, and I have to say, they never live up…

Potosi and southwestern Bolivia

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Potosi seems like a nice town…I hadn’t expected much when I heard it was a mining city.  The central plaza is lovely and there are lots of old buildings reflecting Spanish architectural styles in Potosi.We only stay one night,…

No time to burn

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After a couple of months travelling with no set deadlines it was a bit of a shock to suddenly have to be at a certain place at a certain time. Fortunately that place and that time was Burning Man 2014,…

I’m still alive

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I will never forget the sensation of my helmet scraping against the asphalt, moments stretching on for infinities as that grinding overwhelms my ears and I slide completely beyond control. I recall in this time outside of time, with odd…

Riding south through Bolivia

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We leave La Paz bound for some place south. In general we are aiming for the Uyuni and then Chile, and we plan to spend our first night along the way n Oruro.  So far we haven’t ventured out much…

Too much stuff: A Second Roof Rack

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Somehow the 4Runner was filling up with stuff (more than could fit in the front seats if we needed to sleep in the back). Also, our spare fuel container had leaked inside the car on the Dalton highway, which prompted…

The Death Road in Bolivia

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There are a handful of “famous” roads that most motorcyclists know about and/or dream of riding someday.  The Death Road is nearly always fairly high on the list of most riders.  Got to say, I’m not keen on the name,…

Vancouver

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It had been quite some time since we had been through a big city. Some would argue that Vancouver, BC doesn’t actually fall into the category of big city, but for us it was certainly a change of pace.We…

La Paz, Bolivia

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La Paz is one of the highest big cities in the world, resting in a big bowl of land and the surrounding hillsides at between 10,500 and 13,500 feet.  The day we ride in from Copacabana, and take the ferry,…

Enticing Mui Ne

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We pulled into town on the afternoon bus from Saigon. Heat waves shimmered off the pavement, and the smell of pungent fish sauce assaulted our sinuses. Saigon, our entry point into Vietnam, had been sheer chaos. Amazing, intriguing, delicious and…

On the road again!

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sometimes we just couldn’t make this shit up!  Spent our last few days in portland finishing furniture orders, watching the fab team get make jigs and get underway on the 85 stool order and securing a storage facility for delivery…

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

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Lago Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and is said to be the highest navigable lake in the world.  In other words, it’s big.  And it’s the loveliest shade of deep sapphire blue.After crossing into Bolivia, we…

11/23/2014 – 507 days/45019 miles

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Apparently Chicago is called “The Windy City” not because of the wind blowing off of Lake Michigan, but because of the hot wind blowing from politician’s mouths. Wellington is called “Windy Welly” because it’s insanely windy.     Mount Victoria is the…

Crossing into Bolivia

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It’s the usual drill really, crossing from one country to another.  The only difference we notice today is the huge numbers of people traveling by bus who are crossing from Peru to Bolivia and back the other way.  Oh, yeah,…

A Chance for Gratitude

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“Oh crap, she did it again!” Jim hastily rolled down the windows for a refreshing breath of fresh air, intent on dissipating the overwhelming scent of Aspens seemingly never ending gaseous emissions from the back seat. Our little family was…

The last rides in Peru

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Time to push south.  We hear that the rainy season starts around the first of November in Bolivia and if we want to ride the famous Death Road I’d prefer it be dry.  Some last photos of this beautiful country…Peru…