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North to Iguazu falls

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Leaving Bella Vista we were escorted to Gualeguaychu in 223 km by Pia and Ramiro. This is a nice town on the river that in February is THE spot for Carnival in Argentina.From here we headed north again to…

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…

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…

Moray – Peru

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Da para imaginar que ha 500 anos atras os incas usavam esses terracos para a agricultura e que cada nivel tinha uma temperatura diferente, o que possibilitava um melhor desempenho das diferentes especies! Moray fica no Vale Sagrado, proximo a…

Buenos Aires and Palermo

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After a week of partying in Salvador we head south again to BA.The bikes finally see the light after 4 months in Martin’s garage.Thanks so much also to Pia and Ramiro!We rented a place in Palermo for…

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…

Es un poco complicado…

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With our somewhat scary encounter with the armed, uniformless men behind us, our next stop was to be the Tatacoa Desert, an arid but beautiful landscape in Southern Colombia. We decided to take the more direct route in which turned…

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…

Travelling from Jericoacoara to Lençois Maranhenses, day 1

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Into Jericoacoara Is driving your own vehicle into Jericoacoara really not allowed? The Lonely Planet Brazil guide says traffic is restricted, but despite having travelled through Jeri yesterday, we still aren’t sure about the regulations. On arrival into Jericoacoara we…

Budget: Ecuador

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Adventures on Colombian Roads

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The aging Kenworth shuddered to a stop in front of us amid groaning steel and the venting of high-pressure air. A kid, no more than 14, stood in the middle of the hairpin turn holding his hand up to tell…

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…

Zona Cafetera

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After a fun day at the science museum, we drove to a small town about 2 hours outside of Bogotá to do some volunteer work. What San Javier lacks in size it more than makes up for in hospitality. Angela…

Camp Site List: Ecuador

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All of these spots have been added to iOverlander.com. Finca Sommerwind Date Visited: 08/23/2014Location: 0.38073, -78.08944 (Altitude: 7238 feet) Great spot to recharge and figure out your travel plans for Ecuador. Great owner and all the amenities you could…

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.…

Southern Ecuador: In Search of Shangri-La

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After our time in the Galapagos, I wasn’t sure that anything we would see would top it.  However, we had a wonderful time in southern Ecuador, where we hiked through Cajas National Park, visited the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca,…

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…

Highlight photos of South America

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I have been back from South America for almost three and a half months now. Looking back on the 1000+ photos I have in my photo albums on Picasa I can say that the trip was extremely successful. I wouldn’t…

Galpagos Part 3- Santa Cruz Island

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Santa Cruz island is the hub for most of the boat tours in the Galapagos and it is the place you should come to if you are trying to book a last minute cruise (they are advertised everywhere). It is…