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Duck canyon and Peru’s melting glaciers

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I was not really taken with the northern coast of Peru. The huge grey sand dunes were stunning in the far north at first, but seemed a bit monochromatic and monotonous after hundreds of kilometers of unchanging landscape. It was…

Snow joke

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Cucao, Chiloé, Chile [by Paula] I like to think that one of the few positives of being away from the family is that my parents have taken some trips to Latin America that they might not otherwise have embarked upon.…

Last day riding in Bolivia

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At the western edge of the Salar de Uyuni we luck out with Pocket Earth finding helping us find a way onto a road without having to push through a lot of sand.  We ride up onto the pier just…

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…

Ecuadorean Beaches to the Salt Mines

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We ended out spending a few more days in Puerto Lopez.With beaches like this, why not?Unlike some of the more touristy towns along the coast, Puerto Lopez is still a working fishing village. That meant each morning we’d…

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,…

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,…

Blumenau and Morretes

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Leaving the island we headed south on the 101 and then west on the 282. From here we were on pavement, cobbles, and dirt on and off for 180 km to Blumenau.We were parked out on the street in…

Finding friends in Huanchaco

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Recently, we talked about how much we enjoy those authentic experiences when we meet and really connect with the people who live in the countries we are visiting.  Unfortunately, at the pace we’re traveling at, it’s hard to form a…

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…

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,…

Florianopolis

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Today we had a 150 km drive north to the island of Florianopolis. We took the long way past the Lagoon, where Daniel plans to get in a bit of kite surfing. Then we headed to the north coast where…

Ten gallon hats in Cajamarca

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Cajamarca is the largest town we visited in Northern Peru. It is located at 8900 feet and is a charming town with lots of Spanish colonial churches and monasteries. And while the town was great, what I really loved was…

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,…

Atobá-de-patas-azuis

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Que surpresa tivemos ao encontrar na costa do Pacífico, relativamente longe das Ilhas Galápagos, o Atobá-de-patas-azuis! São lindos demais, além de nos deixarem chegar muito próximos a eles…  Mas este encontro também nos deixou tristes. Por negligência humana frente…

Northern Peru Adventures-Part 2

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So you might be wondering why we are so far behind on our blog. I remember when I was reading other overlanders blogs, South America seemed to be where they stopped blogging or got way behind. We are committed to…

Northern Ecuador

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Last night we went out to dinner in Mindo, a town in the cloud forest West of Quito, Ecuador. While we were waiting for our food, we noticed several things that would never happen in the US. We’re sort of…

Valparaiso & Pablo Neruda’s houses

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Yasha turns 60Valparaiso: a mix of houses clinging to the hillsTeaching English has basically been my life since I arrived in Santiago in February this year. I have had minimal time off, and have even taught a 3…

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…