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September 14, 2008 GMT - BA then Home
We spend a couple of days in the Hotel, getting ourselves together and doing some research. I speak to our Travel Insurance Company to get some help getting home - they don't want to know and make ridiculous requests for...

September 14, 2008 GMT - To Buenos Aires
Next day we head back to Rio Grande and the same route as yesterday, now the rain has cleared the Mountains can be seen and they are stunning. We head back to the same Posada in as they were really...

September 13, 2008 GMT - Ushuaia, Argentina
Next day we are up early and ready for our official last day of the trip. The weather however is not playing ball and it is still torrential rain and low cloud. We start out and follow the RN3 down,...

September 13, 2008 GMT - Argentina
Reaching the border post into Argentina, again all is simple and easy. Once we head out into Argentina the scenery is beautiful. There are may ski lodges and chalets, along with lovely little shops, flowers everywhere and friendy people. It...

September 11, 2008 GMT - Chile
Relieved to have got out the other side alive we head into Chile. After reading and researching online I was expecting Chile to be very different to Peru and the difference between them to be startling. Yes Chile has shops...

July 25, 2008 GMT - Peru (Part 3)
Leaving Cusco reluctantly and with another send off from the Hotel Manager and his staff, we head to Puno. Sticking to main routes it takes us over high elevation and mountain ranges. As we reach the top of the mountains...

May 26, 2008 GMT - Peru (Part 2)
Next day we are up early and on our way to Nasca. This is a long day sticking to the Pan am but fairly successful. Along the road we can see the visable evidence of the earthquake that hit this...

May 24, 2008 GMT - Peru (Part 1)
First impressions of Peru are very poor, a very harsh life for the people here and rubbish everywhere. This is a shock as Equador is really clean in that respect. As we continue along from the border people we pass...

February 19, 2008 GMT - Ecuador
From the airport we jump into a taxi and head for the hotel that we had booked online. The hotel was not too pricey, but more importantly it was only 5 minutes from the airport and the air cargo terminal....

February 15, 2008 GMT - Panama
Heading off to Changunola we stop for a drink and some cash at an ATM. People are very friendly in Panama and one lady passes by telling another passer by (in Spanish) that she has never seen a woman on...

February 15, 2008 GMT - Costa Rica
We continue down the main route South and first impressions of Costa Rica is that it has very beautiful scenery and great tarmac. People are friendly too and many wave as we pass by. Its clear that Costa Rica has...

February 15, 2008 GMT - Nicaragua
Darren thinks we can hit the border today and head into Nicaragua via Los Manos. The roads are okay although starting quite clear of traffic we soon start backing up behind truck after truck, making the going painfuly slow. We...

February 10, 2008 GMT - Honduras
We are on the road for 8.30am and stop at the local Texaco for fuel before heading to the border. There is some confusion about what fuel we want and they ask us to pay before we pump. Everyone is...

February 10, 2008 GMT - Guatemala
Leaving San Cristobel early a few days later we head straight for the Border and cross into Guatemala. First we need to deal with exiting Mexico, this goes smoothly and we get our paperwork back in no time. Then we...

January 26, 2008 GMT - Mexico (Part 2)

Second part of this gruesome tale...



January 26, 2008 GMT - Mexico (Part 1)

Leaving Texas crossing into Mexico for the next bit...



December 17, 2007 GMT - Texas

The final leg of the North American part of the trip, we take a break here before heading over the border - bring on Mexico.



December 17, 2007 GMT - Arizona & New Mexico

Leaving Nevada and crossing back into Arizona en route to Texas.



December 16, 2007 GMT - Las Vegas, Nevada

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...



December 15, 2007 GMT - California (Part 3)

Continuing into Los Angeles.



December 11, 2007 GMT - California (Part 2)

Continuing South along the Californian coast following Route 1.



December 11, 2007 GMT - California (Part 1)

Heading across Death Valley, over the Sierra Nevada into California. Travelling North through the Eastern side of the state.



December 10, 2007 GMT - Arizona & Nevada

Travelling through Nevada into Arizona, then continuing West to California.



December 09, 2007 GMT - Utah & Colorado

Continuing South through Utah, then across into Colorado for a short time, crossing back into Utah and heading South to the Grand Canyon.



December 07, 2007 GMT - Wyoming South & Utah

Continuing through Wyoming into Utah.



November 19, 2007 GMT - Wyoming- North

Crossing from the state of Montana into Wyoming.



October 28, 2007 GMT - Montana

Crossing from Canada into the States



September 20, 2007 GMT - South British Columbia

Travelling through Jasper & Banff National Parks and the Rockies.



September 18, 2007 GMT - North British Columbia

Out of the Yukon and into British Columbia



September 18, 2007 GMT - Yukon Territory

Excitedly heading to pastures new and crossing the border into Canada



September 18, 2007 GMT - Alaska South East

With the Dalton Highway box now ticked, we headed east towards Tok along the Alaska Highway, the plan was to exit Alaska via this route, but the good thing about not having a definate route to follow is that you can change your mind at the last minute - which is what we did.



September 03, 2007 GMT - North Alaska

The Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay and back.



August 27, 2007 GMT - Central Alaska
Continuing the road North we picked up the GPS software from Anchorage and riding on the Glenn Highway through some spectacular mountain scenery and ever improving weather we reached the towns of Palmer and Wasilla. Next day saw us arrive...

August 27, 2007 GMT - Southern Alaska
After saying farewell to family and friends in the UK we arrived in Anchorage, Alaska on the 30th July 2007. We flew in from Heathrow via Seattle and managed to find our hotel easily despite it being 1am in the...

August 08, 2007 GMT - Shakedown Test

Our first shakedown trip on the Bike to Almeria, Spain, from the Uk in 2 days.



July 28, 2007 GMT - The Big Adventure
In November 2006 Darren went out to South Africa to take part in Enduro Africa with the Charity Riders for Health. We thought this would get the travel biking bug out of his system but that obviously didn't work! So...

 



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