June 04, 2003 GMT
Photo Gallery

I have added a few miscellaneous photos from this trip. Have a look.


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An early morning scene. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.



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Antigua by night. Antigua, Guatemala



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Geography lessons. Guatemala highlands.



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I was extremely lucky to get this shot at the EXACT instant that the giant falling jug hit this woman in the head.



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Chichicastenango, Guatemala.



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Guatemala.



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Todos Santos Cuchumatanes, Guatemala.



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Exploring Costa Rica. Nicoya Peninsula.



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"Si, Señor, we have parking at this hotel!" Trujillo, Peru.



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Just like the uncooked ones pecking away at my feet, the chicken I am eating was fattened by scraps off the plates of other travellers who were also eating chicken fattened by the scraps off the plates of... and so on and so on. Maybe it was the desert heat or the intense boredom of northern Peru that got to my head, but at the time this struck me as a deeply fascinating cycle. Piura, Peru.




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Exploring the Peruvian highlands.



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Toro Muerto Petroglyphs, the largest complex in the world. How to get here? Endless hitchhiking or dual sport motorcycles (duh!). Southern Peru desert.



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Grouping up with Fabien and Thomas of "Team Panamericana 2002", camping on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni. Bolivia.



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James cruising the Salar de Uyuni at 120.



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Salt mounds on the Salar de Uyuni.



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One of our many camps in the altiplano. Southwest Bolivia



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This is nowhere, and we're right in the middle of it. Bolivian altiplano.



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Laguna Colorada, Bolivia.



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James trekking under the massive Cerro Aconcagua. Near Mendoza, Argentina.



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A great ride near the Towers of Paine, Chilean Patagonia.



Posted by Arne Bomblies at June 04, 2003 11:40 PM GMT
Comments

Damn Arne, I'm blown away by these photos man... I guess great photos are a lot easier to come by when you go on HCMF balls out super long trips to the middle of nowhere and everywhere. I think the trekking Aconcagua is my favorite photo.

So I'm going to miss the slide show, you gotta put some more online though, talk to me if you want some tips on cheap ways to do it.

Bummed I missed ya in CO when I was home, plans filled up quick. You missed a killer raft ride down the Arkansas River. I'm hoping our paths cross again sooner than later... we still have to trade stories and compare spanish slang.

You better keep in touch,
Ben

Posted by: ben on June 5, 2003 11:20 PM GMT

Arne,

you can start some kind motordriver's enceclop for the americas!! I only miss the truckloads full of your female fans!

see ya!

Posted by: Eric on June 6, 2003 08:07 AM GMT

Hi Arne,
ganz überwältigt von deinen
Fotos und dem, was ich bisher
von deinem Reisebericht gelesen habe muß ich dir un-
bedingt gleich meine Begeisterung und Freude mit-
teilen.Ich bin ganz zufällig
auf deiner site gelandet - und
alsd sich das erste Bild öffnete erkannte ich gleich
die typischen Vulkane des
Atitlan-Sees. Als du ca. 2 Jahre alt warst, habe ich deine Familie und dich auf einer mehrmonatigen Reise begleitet. Daran kannst du dich natürlich nicht erinnern.
Ich habe mich auch sehr gefreut,dich auf vielen Fotos zu sehen und Ähnlichkeiten zu
deinen Eltern zu entdecken -
beim Lachen mit deiner Mutter.
Grüß die beiden herzlich von mir und auch Kirsten.
Ich würde auch gerne deine
Diashow sehen, wie früher die deines Vaters in Epe. Es ist alles so lange her - und manchmal doch wie gestern.
Ich hoffe, du machst noch viele tolle Reisen - und kommst vor allem immer heil
nach Hause.
Deinen Reisebericht muß ich noch lesen - er wird mich sicher genauso begeistern.

Mit den allerbesten Wünschen

Conny

Posted by: Conny Borck on July 4, 2003 10:14 PM GMT

Hallo Arne,

eine wirklich tolle Reise mit schönen Geschichten und Bildern zum Träumen!

Im Dezember 2003 war ich gerade in Merida/Venezuela und traf dort in der Posada Alemania auf Karl. Karl erzählte mir von seinem Sohn, der gerade auf einer mehrmonatigen Mittel- und Südamerikatour mit dem Motorrad sei. Er habe ihm geraten, wegen der Unruhen in Venezuela nicht einzureisen.

Ich vermute nun, dass Karl Dein Vater ist und freue mich deshalb besonders, hier auf Deinen Seiten gelandet zu sein. Mit Karl war ich übrigens noch einige Tage zusammen mit zwei Wienern in den LLanos unterwegs. Da hatte ich Gelegenheit, ihn etwas kennen zu lernen.

Seine Erlebnisse und die Art und Weise, wie er über diese berichtete, hat mich stark beeindruckt. Manche Menschen bleiben einem nach schönen Reisen besonders gerne in Erinnerung. Karl hat da bei mir sicher einen besonderen Platz. Vielleicht erinnert er sich ja noch an mich, auch wenn sich unsere Wege nur kurz kreuzten. Es wäre nett, wenn Du ihm von mir einen schönen Gruß bestellen könntest!

Dir wünsche ich natürlich auch noch viele schöne Reisen und - nicht ganz uneigennützig - kurzweilige Reiseberichte mit tollen Bildern. Solltest Du einmal einen Vortrag bei mir in der Gegend (Ruhrgebiet/Düsseldorf) halten wollen, könnte ich Dir ggf. bei der Herstellung von Kontakten behilflich sein.

Mit besten Grüßen aus Duisburg!

Jürgen

Posted by: Jürgen on August 19, 2003 07:38 PM GMT

great pictures!

sqm..
restless travellers

Posted by: stefano mangini on September 22, 2003 11:46 AM GMT
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