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Gallery: My last look at the Andes

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The final chapter

CHILE | Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [446] | Comments [2]

The day after arriving in Valparaiso i was offered a steel crate that had actually come from Australia so i had a trial fitting in the garden of Villa Kunterbunt. It seemed to fit so i accepted i dont really like steel crates as they are hard to modify ... Read more >

Gallery: Central Sierras

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Back to the Mountains

CHILE | Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | Views [534] | Comments [2]

It was great to be off the flat pampa and into the foothills of the Andes. I stuck to the small provincial roads without traffic, winding their way through tiny villages, which from 1.00p.m look like there has been an attack of chemical weapons, with ... Read more >

Gallery: Out of Patagonia

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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I missed the Bloody bus

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | Views [652] | Comments [5]

The bus saga started well enough, i caught the bus from Quilmes with lots of time to spare sat for a coffee, then went to the bus bay allocated. I sat and waited the time rolled past the departure time. Me being patient sat for half an hour waiting, ... Read more >

Northwards into the wind

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 16 Nov 2008 | Views [588] | Comments [5]

My two brasilian friends and i had a meeting to plan the next days move, it was good to have some company on that long ride north. A 4am start was agreed on and the next morning in cold still conditions we started our journey north. The riding was cold, ... Read more >

Gallery: Lakes and Patagonia

ARGENTINA | Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Southern Chile and to the border

ARGENTINA | Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Argentina or is it Switzerland

ARGENTINA | Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | Views [571] | Comments [3]

My kind hosts in Villarica decided to take me to Bucon for dinner. Bucon is a touristy town set up for the multitudes who do the adventure sport thing like rafting, mountain biking etc. It is shopfront after shopfront of tour agencies at least the food ... Read more >

Finally green

CHILE | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | Views [399]

I decided to stay in La Sirena for a couple of days, just to compose myself and regain some energy. The endless desert roads and the constant battering from the wind, the stress of punctures and chain problems had tired me out more than i imagined. I ... Read more >

Gallery: Northern and CentralChile

CHILE | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Chiles Endless Desert

CHILE | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [745] | Comments [9]

My last night in Peru i ran into a Colombian on a 1150 GS, so we made a plan to ride together for the day. It was strange riding with someone after so many months of riding alone. We reached the frontier papers at the ready, just stamp me and the bike ... Read more >

Gallery: South of Lima

PERU | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Dunes and the Blue Pacific

PERU | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [555] | Comments [2]

Sunday morning arrived with an early morning wake up call. After loading Herbert, i looked out on a wet cold Lima morning. They told me it never rains in Lima. I organised a taxi to escort me to the Pan American Highway $7.00 well spent. It was freezing ... Read more >

Andes to the Amazon

PERU | Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [478] | Comments [1]

Aguas Calientes is set up for the hordes of people day visiting the Machu Picchu site and for the midges that feed on them. These little insects bite anywhere and everywhere, including through fingernails, we were glad to leave. The train back to Cuzco ... Read more >

Gallery: The Inca trail and Machu Pichu

PERU | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Incas walked everywhere

PERU | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [537] | Comments [5]

The morning of the trek arrived with a bus picking us up for the journey to Ollantaytambo at km 82 of the trail. The trek team was yours truly and five women a really fabulous group we all got on famously. Day one was a gentle climb, we covered 12 kms ... Read more >

Gallery: Peru

PERU | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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My rest from Herbert

PERU | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [645] | Comments [7]

I left Herbert covered and chained up in the basement carpark and was reassured by the manager that he would be well cared for. this did make me feel a little better. We flew from Lima to the desert city of Arequipa, Peru's second city taking in the ... Read more >

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