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Vulkanwahnsinn

Vulkanwahnsinn

  In Guatemala, speziell in und nach der Zeit um Antigua, überkam uns ein regelrechter und wortwörtlicher Vulkanwahnsinn. Innerhalb von 8 Wochen haben wir 4 der schönsten und höchsten Vulkane Guatemalas besteigen können. Wenn möglich immer ohne Tour, nur wir und...
Beautiful Baja Part 2

Beautiful Baja Part 2

The town of Loreto was next for a restock and it was a lovely historic town! Sundays see the locals out in force to enjoy “Carnitas” – a once a week pork cook-up served with corn tortillas – Yum!! As usual, if there is a cue of locals then you’re guaranteed to be in...
Idle

Idle

While we planned to stay few days anyways at Swisswassi campground, we can change the reason of stay to ‘stranded’. So the Peru floods took out several roads and bridges lately and therefore there is no way of continuous travel through the country at the...
Tumbes

Tumbes

Tumbes is not quite in forefront of Peruvian travel books. Beside being the first large(ish) town after border-crossing from Ecuador not much to write home about. Hot, humid and you get a first taste of Peruvian chaotic traffic. Not much to photograph? Check out these...
Crossing to Peru

Crossing to Peru

Huaquillas was considered the worst border crossing in South America by Lonely Planet travel guide 2013 edition. Shady and all of that. Beside being lengthy and lacking logic it wasn’t shady at all. This follows the Ecuador to Peru crossing sequence: first stop...
5000 Years of Peru’s History at the Larco Museum

5000 Years of Peru’s History at the Larco Museum

If you only visit one museum in Lima, make it the Larco Museum. It is one of the most impressive museums we have visited anywhere in South America. Did you know that Peru is recognised as one of the ‘cradles of civilisation’, alongside Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China...
Beautiful Baja Part 1

Beautiful Baja Part 1

Other than our GPS counting down the kms to the Mexican border, the only other indicator that you’re almost at the edge of US Sovereign Territory is the snaking cue of snowbirds eagerly waiting their turn to enter the Badlands! Why would that be I hear you ask? Well...
Sea level

Sea level

Rolled down from Vilcabamba to sea level. First the road climbs up to about 2,500 m altitude from Vilcabamba and after some usual rollercoaster drive through the mountains drops down to sea level. The road is good towards Machala, not considering some parts where mud...
Positive Intent

Positive Intent

Dan “I wonder if they like what they do?”  “I’d ask but they probably don’t speak English” “This probably isn’t even a charity, just another scam to try and get money out dumb tourists” This was an overheard...
More Vilcabamba

More Vilcabamba

Some more photos of Vilcabamba, this time with long lenses. Basically we are talking here about a very tiny village, some 6×8 blocks the whole thing. We had a break in the rain in the morning, although quite overcast weather with flat(ish) light. Most of the...
First border crossing in new rig!

First border crossing in new rig!

The initial test runs went smoothly throughout the Arizona desert.  So we were ready to cross the border and head to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico.  This is a crossing that we have used hundreds of times in the past 30+ years.  Rocky Point has fallen into and...
Pisco to Lima via the Central Highlands Scenic Route

Pisco to Lima via the Central Highlands Scenic Route

The mountains east of Pisco are some of the most scenic in Peru – we are glad we detoured… It’s just 225Km from Pisco to Lima along the coast of Peru – most of it Autopista. But if you have the time, and want to experience the Andes in all their majestic...
Vilcabamba

Vilcabamba

We visited Vilcabamba first time on a Sunday, which normally brings out more people to relax under the Sun, especially in Latin America. In North America it’s called shopping day, Costco is packed, Walmart is packed, The Real Canadian Superstore is packed. I never...