Perù & Bolivia

Finalmente al confine con la Bolivia! Siamo al confine di Cocacabana, a 3800 metri a pochi passi dal lago Titikaka (lago del Puma, perche’ secondo i locali sembra un puma che cattura un coniglio, che immaginazione!). Mi dispiace veramente dire “finalmente”, mi dispiace essere cosi critico nei confronti del Peru, non e’ da me prendermela ..

Machu Pichu

Machu Pichu

Getting to Machu Pichu isn’t a fast or easy task. But man, it’s fun! From Nasca you need to leave the Panamerican behind and turn left on the 3S for twelve/thirtheen hours with final destination Cusco. Unless you ride a GoldWing or a GS1200 you can’t do it in a day. We rode 8/9 hours ..

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Quand t’es dans le désert…

D’entrée, deux bons points à celui ou celle qui a reconnu la chanson d’emblée.Ca vaut un verre de vin la prochaine fois que l’on se voit. Ce fut une longue traversée. On a presque démissionné arrivés au tiers du chemin. On a sérieusement pensé retourner pour faire le grand détour par les montagnes, malgré la ..

Who? Why? How?

Who? Why? How?

Today we flew over the Nazca lines after a 7/8 hours ride through the desert from Lima to Nazca. Boring ride except the last 100km, which are actually amazing. while riding I thought I must have seen such landscapes at last year Dakar. One stop at the Ica’s oasis, this lake in the sand in ..

Le montagne del Perù

Le montagne del Perù

Day 1 – da Chimbote a Yungay Sarà che stamattina eravamo con la luna giusta, sarà che stavamo partendo per le montagne lasciandoci alle spalle per qualche giorno il deserto, sarà che abbiamo fatto una bella colazione in camera, finalmente eravamo circondati da un’aurea più positiva di quella degli ultimi giorni. Subito infatti, caricando la ..

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Pérou: on est bien mieux dans les montagnes!

Ah le Pérou, avec ses vues incroyables, sa Cordillère des Andes, ses flutes qui chantent au loin, l’osmose parfait avec la nature… Alors euh pas du tout… ☺ Je suis désolée par avance de casser le mythe mais il faut être honnête des fois. Tout n’est pas toujours tout rose et tout beau. Mais honnetement ..

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L’odissea del deserto Sechura, Perù

Sono ormai quattro giorni che a causa di uno straordinario conseguirsi di sfighe siamo bloccati a nord del Perù, a Piura, Chiclayo e Chimbote, città nel mezzo del deserto dal quale non vediamo l’ora di andarsene. L’impatto con il Perù, devo ammettere, non è stato amore a prima vista. La frontiera di Macarà è composta ..

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Ecuador, des routes mystiques…

Depuis notre arrive à Bogotá, ce qu’on a apprécié le plus c’est le climat. Enfin la fraicheur des montagnes et des hauts plateaux. Après notre journée hier entre Baños et Cuenca, on risque de changer d’avis d’ici quelques semaines.. On a d’ailleurs croisé un couple de polonais qui sont sur la route depuis 18 mois. ..

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From Colombia, into Ecuador

For once over the last few weeks, leaving a country to cross into another one, was not all joy to get going. This time it was tied with a touch of sadness. That country was Colombia. From the people to the scenery it has been such a rewarding journey. Going through the high arid mountains from ..

Ecuador – Volcano ride

Ecuador – Volcano ride

To me, riding my bike with Sophie on volcanos has been the highlight of Ecuador. This country has been wonderful, beautiful, we spent the whole time in the mountains trying to void the tropical heat of the coast and staying far from the Amazon jungle avoiding Zica which is latterly making me paranoid. They have ..

I love Colombia

I love Colombia

After the two days spent in Villa de Leyva we decided Colombia had been our favourite country so far in the trip and locals were glad to hear that. However, we had still a long way to go before crossing the border with Ecuador. Would the rest of the time in Colombia be as good? That ..

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Colombie: des coeurs en Or

  Je me suis dit que j’allais écrire ce post en anglais, vu que les derniers étaient en français. Mais là du coup, ce pays mérite bien qu’on en parle en deux langues. Depuis l’Utah aux Etats-Unis, c’est la première fois que j’éprouve autant d’émotions devant un tel paysage…peut être parce que en partie il ..

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The country of people with golden hearts…

It’s now been a week that we’ve been in Colombia. We had finally found a cargo to transport the moto by plain. And at the same time we found a new friend, Walter. Born in El Savador, he is Canadian and has been travelling from Toronto on his Scrambler….man that bike is pretty… We could ..

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Back on the road heading to Villa de Leyva

While writing I am looking at a night panorama from the window of the holiday house of the family of the general and his wife, the colonel, of the Colombia air force. The town under the hill is called Villa de Leyva, wonderful colonial town just three hours ride from Bogotà, town relevant during the ..

La strada fantasma per uscire da Panama

La strada fantasma per uscire da Panama

Dopo le epiche avventure in Guatemala abbiamo continuato per il centro America, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica e Panama. Tutti i paesi sopracitati non sono stati esplorati da noi a dovere, ed ognuno per ragioni diverse, ma specialmente perché sono costose (particolarmente la Costa Rica) e perché con il caldo che faceva volevamo arrivare in Sud ..

Les 13 commandements du passage de Douane…

Nous sommes le 5 Janvier. Aujourd’hui, nous sommes à Panama City. Nous recherchons un moyen pour traverser en Colombie. Le ferry qui fut, n’est plus. Et le Gap de Darien, s’y aventure qui ne tient pas plus que ça à la vie. Et nous, ben on y tient quand même un peu. Donc nos choix ..

Guatemala motorcycle adventure – video

Guatemala motorcycle adventure – video

Hello everyone! here is the editing I made with the videos we took in Guatemala. Long life to the singer, he was performing at the Irish pub in Antigua. Best night so far!

20.000 Km

20.000 Km

It’s been another good ride. Hotter. Slower. Tasty. From freezing up in the Sierra Nevada we are now in Panama, in 10.000 more Kilometers. We’ve met people, we’ve met people with big hearts and smiles. Mexicans, Guatemaltecos, other bikers, other tourists. We’ve crossed California from north to south, down in the Baja California in Mexico, ..

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End of December important events

We crossed the Guatemala to Honduras border, pissing off the Aduana (vehicles import office) woman as we treated her as if she was corrupted. After all 40$ for the permit feels a bit too much… We arrived at the Atlantic coast of Honduras spending the night on a nice beach and crossing the country in ..

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Nicaragua, one fine sunset

The beach offered us a sunset with incredible colours. Unfortunately I couldn’t choose one pic over the others, so there you have a gallery of nearly identical images&#8230

Thoughts…in between two stomach cramps

    I’m busy reading a Better Homes and Garden magazine who was lying there and I’m like, why on earth are we doing that again? I’m looking at those beautiful kitchen stuffs and living room designs and I keep on imagining my kitchen and living room. Some pictures display people to make it more ..

Guatemala – il racconto

Guatemala – il racconto

Per noi, il Guatemala, avrebbe dovuto essere un paese di transito. Troppo pericoloso, troppe pistole, dicevano… Se in Messico ci devi andare con una pistola per proteggerti, in Guatemala proprio non ci dovresti andare, dicevano… La propaganda di terrore ci aveva fatto pianificare solo due giorni per attraversare lo stato, per entrare subito in Honduras ..