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Leymebamba, Peru

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The road to Chachapoyas was a two-lane asphalt road, and a great ride as it followed the curvy edges of a winding river. We left the river to climb some switchbacks to the town itself and stayed a couple of…

Chachapoyas and Kuelap, Peru

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Chachapoyas is a lovely colonial-style town. The central plaza has lots of tour companies, cafes and shops.  I see a few gringos out and about, but mostly it’s locals, maybe because it’s the off-season now. We are back up in…

From the border of Peru to Chachapoyas

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After crossing the border we head for the town of San Ignacio before stopping for the night. We wind up staying at a small hotel and parking our bikes in a private garage behind the hotel. It’s a little unnerving…

Riding into Peru

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We get to the border late in the day and I check my watch while we work on paperwork and see its 4pm. Yikes. We were hoping to ride all the way to San Ignacio tonight just to get away…

The long last day in Ecuador

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Vilcabamba is the last place we stay in Ecuador, and it has been gorgeous. We’ve heard from friends who have gone on ahead of us that the road ahead, which is largely dirt to the Peruvian border, is a nightmare…

Arequipa encantadora!

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O Peru é um país cheio de encantos e muito rico culturalmente. Chegamos em Arequipa, nosso primeira destino no país e o plano inicial era ficar somente dois dias na cidade, pois sabíamos que o centro era considerado Patrimônio da…

Road days of our lives

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La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We often berate ourselves for forgetting to properly record one of the most significant parts of this trip – those days on the road that, periodically, take so much of our time and energy. We’re…

Inca-redible

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Cusco was starting its June festivities when we were there.La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We’re going to make this a mostly photo-dominated post. And not just because we are lazy and really far behind with the blog – good…

Colca Canyon: The Land of Condors

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Colca Canyon in Peru has become world-famous for two different reasons. It is the second deepest canyon in the world (after a nearby canyon Cotohuasi). Also, it is one of the few places on Earth where you can watch Andean…

Over the top

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The view as you come over the top of the Punta Union Pass, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, is more than enough reward for the climb.Cusco, Peru [by Paula] There was a time in our lives when we thought we were…

Mancora, north Peru

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Pretty ineventfull day driving almost 500 km north. Recognizing many places from about 8 months ago and shopping at the same supermarket for some groceries. Now for the record staying at a small hostel for two days to rest and…

Traffic hell…

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Lima, was as expected worth another heart attack on crazy traffic. It took me more then 2 hours to converse from south to north over the main highway… Busses and taxis cutting just centimeters across your front, or just breaking…

from Cusco to the coast…

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I took a slow start to leave Cusco on wednesday, 14th of may. After a mountainous route to Abancay, the route planner was set for a route to Andahuaylas given to me by a German mountain guide from Garmisch. He…

Life’s a beach

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We did a lot of this.Huanchaco, Peru [by Paula] I’d like to say that the month we’ve just spent at the beach in northern Peru was a necessary pit-stop, a chance to get fit by jogging daily, perhaps, or…

“…see you in the world…”

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I always meet a lot of new people on my travels… In hostels, campgrounds or at sightseeing places… But of course when travelling you also part ways when each of the parties goes their own way. Now I never say…

Sacsayhuamán

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Today it was such a beautiful day and because it is the first of May and all the businesses are closed anyway, I decided it was time to visit Sacsayhuamán, just around the corner of the camping ground I am…

The road up the hill… and navigation software.

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The first day I drove into Cusco and then through old Cusco, my navigation software lead me to a road towards the campground which is situated about two or two and a half kilometers up on the hill outside the…

Eastern holidays in Cusco, Peru

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I had a real lousy start in the morning. The night before I drove away from Julliaca and while it was still light I parked at a petrolstation. The night was cold and thus in the morning I couldn’t start…

Uros, floating Islands

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In the afternoon, I was picked up by a taxi to be brought at the wharf and Jonathan the 20 yr. old captain of his own water taxi, an Uro himself was waiting for me.In the beginning there were only…