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 ..

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 ..

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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 ..

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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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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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Ought to stop doing it…

Why do I keep doing that to myself? It’s 6.30AM, we’ve been walking for an hour in the jungle. We’re in Guatemala, in the Rio Azul reserve. So far all we’ve seen is mosquitos. Not even a bloody squirrel. Mosquitos have found us though. Before we’d even put a feet out of the tent. They’re ..

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Learning spanish in Guatemala

We’ve crossed the border about 3 days ago, from Mexico to Guatemala. We crossed at La Mesilla. It went quite smoothly to be honest. We were told to avoid week-end and try cross early morning. So we crossed on a sunday in the afternoon. Obviously. I was not nervous to cross the border, but I ..

Federal 190, the way out of Mexico

Federal 190, the way out of Mexico

I loved the federal 190 libre. What a road. If you read this I hope I am going to convince you… the 190 is a road worth to get a licence, fly to Mexico and ride it all the way down. From Durango we rode the 45 libre, with Steve, and the scenery was quite boring. ..

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Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas, Gorditas, Tortas, Tequilla and Mezcal

It’s 9.38, we’re having a coffee americano, in Oaxaca. And obviously some galettes. I feel full and I’m happy. Not that I’m happy because I feel full. I actually often feel full. I feel like a balloon. I could explode. Thanks god I don’t. I blame that on the tortilla we’re eating everyday. Every Day. ..

Welcome to Mexico – “No, go back!”

Welcome to Mexico – “No, go back!”

When we heard that “No, go back!” we just passed Guerrero Negro, in Baja California, and we were following the indications for “Ojo de Liebre” where we should have found a beach with cabins. That road after a couple of miles became gravel, and after a bit longer became sand. Riding on sand with our ..

The bike

The bike

what you see in the picture is our bike on the Stelvio Pass, the greatest road in the world. I call her “Chierichetta la settima” in English it’s something like “Altar-girl the 7th”. Sophie is calling her Titin, which I am also beginning to use :/ I don’t think altar girls exhist anymore, if I ..

California – new friends, nice roads and plenty traffic!

California – new friends, nice roads and plenty traffic!

Tomorrow the Mexican part of the adventure is going to start, we are in San Diego, ready to cross the border after a good night of rest. But we have been in California for ages, we stayed over much longer then any other state. And I guess it comes natural, it’s a big state with many ..

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Don’t know where to start

I just got a message from Ana not understanding why on earth there isn’t any pictures or comment about californian wine yet. she is right. It’s been nearly a week I’ve been drunk them. Then I have Pontiac who feels I’m letting her down. The last picture of her dates from Kansas. She feels as ..

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Highway 1 – a bit of paradise in California

“Just make sure you take the Highway 1 from San Francisco to LA”, that’s what we have been told since we landed in New York, most days. Today we understood why… A hundred miles ride by a wild Pacific coast. I mean, a waterfall on a white beach. And sea lions. Where else does that ..

10.000Km

10.000Km

For sure the longest road trip we have ever done so far. We reached 10.000 kilometres in one place I will never forget, on the top of the Sierra Nevada, a place I had always heard about in movies and stories but I never knew where it was of it was even real or fantasy. ..

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Death Valley

I think we woke up at 6:45, probably our record, in Las Vegas. I won’t miss Vegas, it can be fun if you go with a big wallet, but in a budget trip like ours everything seems terribly expensive. And by staying in a cheap hotel you just miss the whole point of being there. In ..

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Grand Canyon

Some Americans would tell you it’s just a big hole, others are proud of it. Some one compare it to incredible human achievements like the pyramids or the colosseum, even though the Americans didn’t build it but take the credit for it. Whatever is the case, the Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of ..

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I want to live in Colorado, have a big 4X4 pick up…

and every week-end throwing everything at the back and go to Utah! How’s that sound? Well that is pretty much how I felt every seconds since we entered Colorado and arrive in Canyonlands in Utah… You’d probably have to stay in Denver as outside there is not thaaaat much. Well the outskirt of Denver in ..

Tidy? yeah, it’s me…

It looks like a ghost town. It’s in the middle of nowhere. It’s in the middle of Kansas. It’s a small american-mexican dinner. Four old big guys are seating at a table near us. “That’s your bike outside there?” “Yes, it is!” “well nice bike. Looking all nice and neat. Can see there is a ..

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Kansas…god he did wind us up…

Man if Colorado was closer to Europe, I would definitely move there. No question asked. But before getting there, let’s say few words about Kansas. So we left the route 66 more or less at Oklahoma City to go north. This on the advise the night before of Sam, a barman we met in Oklahoma ..