September 24, 2006 GMT - (6) Venezuela: The End Of An Era

All good things come to an end....

September 17, 2006 GMT - (5) Venezuela: Moving West

It was with reluctance that I left Colonia Tovar.

September 14, 2006 GMT - (4) Venezuela: Little Germany

A little bit of Germany surrounded by a lot of Spanish culture...

September 13, 2006 GMT - (3) Venezuela: Moving West with Black Ice

Black Ice at 33 degrees Celsius....

September 13, 2006 GMT - (2) Venezuela: Further North

It was 36 C. The humidity was 3 times that but it didn't rain.

September 09, 2006 GMT - (1) Venezuela: The Road North

They said it was difficult to leave Brasil. I had become familiar with her dress. Little did I know how much I would miss her.

September 08, 2006 GMT - (17) Brasil: Manaus

The road north to Boa Vista was too long to make in a single day...I pondered my options.

September 06, 2006 GMT - (16) Brasil: The Long Float cont´d

The Amazon grew darker, trading its khaki drags for something of a more chocolate tone.

August 29, 2006 GMT - (15) Brasil: The Long Float

I warmed slowly to my Amazon environment...or perhaps too quickly.

August 23, 2006 GMT - (14) Brasil: The Amazon River...a perspective

I was about to embark on a journey up the Amazon...

August 22, 2006 GMT - (13) Brasil: Santa Ines and Belem

They say it is tough to leave Brasil.

August 19, 2006 GMT - (12) Brasil: Hondas and Santa Ines

Hondas, Truckers and Spacemen

August 17, 2006 GMT - (11) Brasil: Piaui and Ceara

Von Däniken Lives

August 14, 2006 GMT - (10) Brasil: Cocoa


August 13, 2006 GMT - (9) Brasil: Miscellaneous Ramblings

Miscellanea do Brasil....

August 08, 2006 GMT - (8) Brasil: Salvador

Salvador, SALvador, SALVADOR BAHIA

August 02, 2006 GMT - (7) Brasil: North of Rio
Hoteis OK had been our home in Rio. The staff became our friends. We were their only Canadian customers...their only English speaking patrons. We were their first and only moto customers. They all extended a personal welcome when we returned....

July 25, 2006 GMT - (6) Brasil: The Way Back to Rio

What is Brasil anyway?

July 16, 2006 GMT - (5) Brasil: The Journey to the Falls

We zig-zagged our way south...

July 08, 2006 GMT - (4) Brasil: The Mountains cont´d

Big Al continued to work throughout his lifetime.

June 29, 2006 GMT - (3) Brasil: The Mountainous Center

Rio was just too big...

June 19, 2006 GMT - (2) Brasil: Rio de Janeiro

I purposely planned my entry for Sunday...

June 17, 2006 GMT - (1) Brasil: The South

What a country this Brasil...

June 17, 2006 GMT - (5) Argentina: The North

All good things must come to an end.....

June 13, 2006 GMT - (4) Argentina: Santa Fe


June 06, 2006 GMT - (3) Argentina: The Brasilian Visa Experience

If you have never had to get a VISA you will probably not know what you are in for...

June 05, 2006 GMT - (2) Argentina: The Argentian Hospital Experience

The Bolivian solution was not working...

June 04, 2006 GMT - (1) Argentina: Salta

Goodbye Bolivia..."Don't Cry For Me Argentina?

June 04, 2006 GMT - (10) Bolivia: The Road to Villamontes

The road east from Tarija to Villamontes was total tierra...ripio...gravel...dirt. You get the picture.

June 04, 2006 GMT - (9) Bolivia: The Bolivian Hospital Experience

The Bolivian Hospital Experience

May 28, 2006 GMT - (8) Bolivia: South Central

I had criss-crossed Bolivia like a politician campaigning for office.

May 27, 2006 GMT - (7) Bolivia...Potosi

I had been living high at the top of the world...literally. The cost be damned...

May 24, 2006 GMT - (6) Bolivia...El Camino Viejo

The Old Highway, Santa Cruz to Sucre

May 20, 2006 GMT - (5) Bolivia: Conception to Santa Cruz

wherefore art thou?

May 20, 2006 GMT - (4) Bolivia: Reflections in a Mud Puddle

Reflections in a mud puddle....

May 19, 2006 GMT - (3) Bolivia: The Missiones

Back in Santa Cruz...

May 16, 2006 GMT - (2) Bolivia: El Camino Nuevo

The Tropics

May 13, 2006 GMT - (1) Bolivia: La Paz

La Paz

May 08, 2006 GMT - (6) Peru: The Highlands

The trip off of the mountain revived some old memories from the last trip.

May 07, 2006 GMT - (5) Peru: The Highlands

Reporting from Arica, Chile...

May 01, 2006 GMT - (4) Peru: The Highlands

Reporting from....Cuzco

April 30, 2006 GMT - (3) Peru: The Highlands

Reporting from Cuzco

April 26, 2006 GMT - (2) Peru: The Desert Lowlands

Reporting from Nazca

April 22, 2006 GMT - (1) Peru: The South

Reporting from Arequipa

April 21, 2006 GMT - (6) Chile: El Norte Grande

Reporting from Arica

April 18, 2006 GMT - (5) El Norte Grande

Reporting from Iquique, CH

April 16, 2006 GMT - (4) Chile: El Norte Grande

Antofagasta and San Pedro de Atacama

April 11, 2006 GMT - (3) Chile: El Norte Chico

Reporting from Antofagasta, Chile

March 31, 2006 GMT - (2) Chile the Middle

Santiago musings, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar et al....

March 27, 2006 GMT - (1) Chile: The Middle

We came in fast...288 kmph...

February 21, 2006 GMT - Trip Overview

The trip plan was conceived a few years ago...


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