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Far-west with Whales

Far-west with Whales

The coastal route doesn’t showcase the best of north Peru for the tourist; much more excitement on the Andean route. Loads to see there. But we got that tick last year and boy, is it a sloooow way to go! So this time, after arriving in south Peru from Brazil, crossing...
Peru: Battles and Mines

Peru: Battles and Mines

So is it all Incas and llamas in Peru? Well, okay… there are quite a lot of Inca sites and there are quite a few wandering llamas. But there’s other stuff too…. Honest! For our third entry to Peru, we crossed the Brazilian Amazon into the (rather similar looking)...
Things I Loved and Hated about Travelling in Peru

Things I Loved and Hated about Travelling in Peru

We ended up spending close to 6 months in Peru. It wasn’t planned that way. There is just so much to see in this huge country, especially if you leave the Pan-American Highway. Many places and experiences in Peru, I really loved. But some, I really hated. I know that...
RIGS: Erika & Andrews Peugeot J7

RIGS: Erika & Andrews Peugeot J7

Welcome to the next edition of RIGS. This RIGS features Erika and Andrew, who became two of our favorite people in Peru. They are from Switzerland, and have a unique Peugeot J7 campervan. It has a larger interior than most campervans and their layout was truly unique...
Moto & Drone

Moto & Drone

We are often asked how we use the little motorcycles that we carry on the front of MogTug.  They have proven awesome little adventure machines, helping us with everything from getting groceries, to scouting a dirt road before busting through with MogTug. One random...
Overlanding La Selva, Peru’s Enormous Amazon Rainforest

Overlanding La Selva, Peru’s Enormous Amazon Rainforest

La Selva, literally translated ‘the forest’, means the Amazon rainforest to Peruvians. This is an enormous part of Peru, covering around a 60% of the country, but not many travellers go there. La Selva is also not really that suitable for overland travel,...
Amazonia – ein Traum wird war

Amazonia – ein Traum wird war

  Kaum zu glauben, dass wir uns diesen Traum erfüllen konnten. Ein Traum, der weniger auf meiner offiziellen Löffelliste als mehr in meinen Träumen existierte. Ein Traumtraum quasi. Als Kind verlor man sich oft in den grünen unheimlichen Weiten des Duschungelbuchs,...
Introducing “RIGS”

Introducing “RIGS”

We are excited to introduce you guys to a little passion project of ours: RIGS. The idea is to share a short video series that showcases the different overlander rigs and their owners that we meet on the Pan-American Highway. One thing that has struck us, is the sheer...
9 Places to Visit near Historically Important Cajamarca

9 Places to Visit near Historically Important Cajamarca

Cajamarca is the capital city of the Region of Cajamarca in the northern highlands of Peru. It is one of Peru’s most important historic cities. This history goes back before the Spanish, and well before the Inca Empire. There are important historical and...
Peru & Bolivia Amused Us With The Most Unique Hats

Peru & Bolivia Amused Us With The Most Unique Hats

What really sticks out, particularly in Peru, are the amazingly colourful and strange-looking hats people like to wear. When you look more closely, you will notice that the style of these unique hats often changes from one region to the next. As a matter of fact,...
Visit Lamas & Wayku – Local Advice at its Best!

Visit Lamas & Wayku – Local Advice at its Best!

When choosing places to visit along our way, guide books can be useful, although the internet is sometimes more up to date. But nothing beats good advice from people who live there, or locals who’ve been there. That’s how we came to visit Lamas, and the town within a...
Better Stop for the Captivating Museums in Lambayeque

Better Stop for the Captivating Museums in Lambayeque

We meet so many overlanders who drive the Pan-American Highway, and pass straight through Lambayeque, unaware of what this region has to offer. On the other hand, we purposely returned to Lambayeque because we remembered (from our last trip ) the captivating museums...
When I wish I could shrink BERTA, our overland vehicle

When I wish I could shrink BERTA, our overland vehicle

Or Yasha’s idea for a short to-the-point title: Oops, we did it again! If I had known earlier about the route from Chachapoyas to Cajamarca, the PE-8B, I would probably have chosen a different title for our post about the PE-3N. Both are very narrow...
New Cable Car Gives Easier Access to the Kuélap Ruins

New Cable Car Gives Easier Access to the Kuélap Ruins

The Kuélap ruins in the Amazonas Province of Peru (near the town of Chachapoyas) have been considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites of Peru for some time already. They are the remains of the oldest fortified stone city in South America. Until a...
Pachacamac: 2000 Years of Peru’s History near Lima

Pachacamac: 2000 Years of Peru’s History near Lima

Just 30Km south of Lima, in the valley of Rio Lurin, is an archaeological site that we had never heard of. We were so fascinated by the Larco Museum – again – that we were praising it far and wide. A direct result of this was that a friend from the travel blogging...
Back to Ibarra

Back to Ibarra

We crossed the border from Peru and by next day late evening we arrived to Ibarra. It was a long shot but the Ecuadorian roads are getting better and better and driving through the country is getting easier. The Riobamba to Ibarra stretch is pretty good, while...