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Onto Lima and a journeys rest

PERU | Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [562] | Comments [6]

Trujillo to Lima was always going to be a long day on the road. The wind whistling around the biuldings in Trujillo also told me it would be a tiring day fighting it. In customary fashion i rode around trying to work out how to exit the city, at least ... Read more >

Gallery: Ecuador and Peru

PERU | Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Mystical peru

PERU | Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | Views [338] | Comments [1]

I reached the border of Ecuador and Peru mid afternoon, tossing up whether to cross or not i decided to try. The outbound paperwork was processed quickly, then onto the confusing Peruvian immigration and customs. Customs was a little shed tucked in amongst ... Read more >

The Black Riders

PERU | Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | Views [353] | Comments [5]

I arrived in Cuenca and made for the historic heart. After spotting a big bore bike i stopped and talked with the owner. A friend was called and accomodation found in a hostel not yet officially opened, overlooking the main square and cathedral at 10 ... Read more >

Into the Southern Hemisphere

ECUADOR | Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | Views [520] | Comments [3]

After spending two days relaxing and wandering around the town, it was time to move on. The road south is in great condition and i made good time. The scenery changed from the rolling hills to tall mountains cloud hiding the tops, along with this came ... Read more >

Gallery: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Colonial Colombia

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | Views [655] | Comments [5]

On my final morning in Cali my hosts decided to follow me to Popoyan, and for only the second time on the trip i had motorcycling travel companions. The roads were in great shape with magical scenery, mountains, rivers, rolling fields filled with all ... Read more >

In the Heart of coffee country

COLOMBIA | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [625] | Comments [5]

Arriving in Armenia around midday i then got hopelessly lost again. I ended up stopping at a furniture shop. A hotel was recommended, I must have looked pitiful blackened face because the lady hailed a taxi and got me to follow the taxi to a hotel, which ... Read more >

Over the Darien by air

COLOMBIA | Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | Views [531] | Comments [3]

My last morning in Panama dawned wet and humid. I caught the shuttle to the airport, what a ride the driver was a nut case doing 5 things at once and one of them wasnt concentrating on the road. He talked on the phone, wolf whistled, swore at other drivers, ... Read more >

Gallery: Costa Rica and Panama

PANAMA | Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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A lazy ride to Panama

PANAMA | Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | Views [689] | Comments [6]

I decided to spend my last night in Costa Rica in a town in the Highlands called San Vito. Of course i missed the turnoff completely and ended up in Palmar Norte 40 kns away, so backtrack i did. The views riding up into the mountains were spectacular.... Read more >

Gallery: Nicuragua and Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Costa Rica and road rules

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Views [908] | Comments [6]

I was told the border crossing into Costa Rica would be easy, although more ordered still as tedious as the others. The chain was starting to really worry me at this stage as it was binding badly and slipping on the curved sprocket teeth. Then 20 kilometres ... Read more >

Tidy Town Nicuragua

CANADA | Saturday, 26 Jul 2008 | Views [429] | Comments [2]

I rose early and was given a coffee and biscuits by the hotel owner, alas only instant coffee. Then i was on my way to the Nicuraguan, Honduran border eighteen kilometres away. The usual sight of trucks lined up for kilometres greeted me but i now have ... Read more >

And i thought i had seen landslides

HONDURAS | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [310] | Comments [4]

It rained all Tuesday night but the morning dawned clear. I was still worried about the landslide i had navigated on the way in to Copan. The air was fresh and cool from the nights rain but the river beside the road was still running ominously high and ... Read more >

Gallery: Guatemala and Honduras

HONDURAS | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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And more border chaos

HONDURAS | Saturday, 19 Jul 2008 | Views [460] | Comments [3]

After 5 days in Antigua i was thouroughly relaxed, and i needed it. After meeting some fabulous people in Antigua i said my goodbyes, thumbed the starter and nothing. Flat battery. Push starting a bike fully laden on  cobblestones was challenging,my ... Read more >

Gallery: Mexico/Guatemala

MEXICO | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Central America 4 borders to go

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | Views [375] | Comments [3]

I left Comitan early to try and make the frontier with Guatemala early. A light drizzle was falling and the traffic was light and amazingly i got myself out of townwithout a U turn. As i topped a rise Guatemala stretched before me green fields with volcanoes ... Read more >

Last day in Mexico onto Guatamaela

CANADA | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [658]

My short day ride for once came to fruition, I was settled into a hotel in a town called Comitan by midday. The plan was to do all my banking, get Quetzals ready for Guatamaela and have my paperwork in order forthe exit of Mexico and the entry to my ... Read more >

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