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Clear Lake

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The silence was deafening. And exactly what we were looking for. Day to day life had, in recent weeks, become exhausting. Yes, a certain amount of angst is simply due to restlessness in our quest to return to the road.…

Getting to know Colombia

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After a few long and frustrating days dealing with shipping bureaucracies we were very excited to finally have our van back. We spent another couple of days doing some sightseeing in Cartagena before departing. We visited an old Spanish fort…

The Tatacoa Desert

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From Bogota, we headed south towards the Tatacoa Desert.  We didn’t know much about this desert besides a few pictures we had seen that looked very similar to Bryce Canyon in Utah.  These pictures were enough to inspire us to…

Baños, Ecuador

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In my tourist guide book for South America there are highlights listed for each country. And while I try to visit some of them, it’s not always possible to get to see them all. There six places listed for Ecuador,…

“Pupusa” It’s what’s for dinner!

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“Pupusa’s” It’s what’s for dinner. Pupusas are similar to corn tortillas, only thicker and stuffed with cheese, beans or meat. The pupusa originated in El Salvador, and are traditionally made by slapping the dough back and forth between greased palms.…

What a Perfect Day at La Campana

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Hi, Yasha here, the third member of dare2go. This past week I have joined up with the other two, Juergen and Berta, to do what we worked over a year in Germany for, and I’ve been working six months in…

Mexico 1 – The States of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

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  MEXICO Capital – Mexico City                  Currency – Mexican pesos                      Language – Spanish and Maya languages   10th March – We are through the Guatemala border town of La Mesilla very quickly and a short drive brings us […]

The Southwest Circuit of Bolivia

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After the Salar de Uyuni, our next destination was the “southwest circuit” of Bolivia. It’s well known for it’s Mars-like landscape on a very high-altitude plain around 15,000 feet (4500 meters). The southwest circuit was everything we expected – bad…

A home away from home in Ecuador

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There’s an old Newfoundlander proverb (actually a few different places take credit for this one…) that says “There are no strangers in life, only friends you haven’t met yet.” And in my opinion, meeting people is the best part of…

South America!

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This is the Agata M, the vessel that we used to ship our vehicles. This is a picture from the web; we never actually saw it. $166 per mile. That’s what it cost us to ship around the 30 miles…

Heading south, part III

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From Haines, Ak to … Leaving Haines, we take the ferry to Skagway, Ak. At $111, it’s not terribly expensive (about the same as it would cost driving there) and it saves us two days of driving. Please God, don’t…

Vulcan Chimborazo – Central Ecuador

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South of Quito there are two parallel chains of mountains that run north to south in Ecuador. When the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt visited this part of the world in 1802 he called this area the “Avenue of the…

The Road to Quilotoa

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Brian and I ride out of Quito bound for Lago Quilotoa. I’ve been hearing a lot about the hike and the great guys at Ecuador Freedom Bike in Quito highly recommended the ride from Quito to the small villages and…