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April 15, 2009 GMT - 32. Costa Pacìfica
. . It’s a long ride down hill from the border to Arica. The road, just stupendous. . . . Amigo: ahora puedes leer la historia completa en mi libro "La Suramérica que recorrí". Ve a www.palibrio.com. Las fotos, míralas...

April 15, 2009 GMT - 31. Chuquisaca
. . Leaving Santa Cruz I headed for Sucre, via Samaipata and Vallegrande. El Fuerte de Samaipata ( Samaipata Fort ) is a structure that has channels, basins, and high-relief sculptures carved out of one big rock. . . ....

April 15, 2009 GMT - 30. Chiquitano
. . Entering Bolivia – March 22/09 - by Puerto Suarez I was told by customs that Suzi’s previous exit from the country we made on December 25/08 wasn’t still registered on the system. It appeared as Suzi still was...

March 27, 2009 GMT - 29. Iguazú to Corumbá
----------------------------------------- . . I rode from Iguazú along the Itaipú Dam to Guaíra on the banks of the Paraná River. . . . Amigo: ahora puedes leer la historia completa en mi libro "La Suramérica que recorrí". Ve a www.palibrio.com....

March 18, 2009 GMT - 28. Curitiba to Iguazu
. I reach the Vila Velha Park too late for entering that day. Looking for something different, I went to the Enviroment Police Station close to the park asking for some place to sleep. I was offered a bed into...

March 18, 2009 GMT - 27. Santana to Curitiba
. Entering Brazil through Santana do Livramento, I said goodby to Peter. He would ride toward Paraguay at the west, while I would be heading to Porto Alegre at the east, and next to the northern sierra. . . ....

March 11, 2009 GMT - 26. Tierra Gaucha
. . A new country is a new challenge. Some things change, others don’t. Uruguay and Argentina share lots of things. The old part of Colonia, that is on the left bank of the Rio de la Plata (Silver River),...

March 06, 2009 GMT - 25. Pampa
. . Entering the Pampa the climate changed. We let back the cold Patagonian days; the wind, though present, was not as strong as over there. . . . Amigo: ahora puedes leer la historia completa en mi libro "La...

March 02, 2009 GMT - 24. Patagonia
. . For practical reasons, I’m including some parts of Chile in this Argentinean entry. . Twenty minutes after leaving Cochrane-Chile on Sunday, February 1-2009, I met Murphy and his partner from California on rented BMW-650. I met them again...

February 05, 2009 GMT - 23. Carretera Austral
. . The Carretera Austral ( southern highway ) was made in Pinochet times for serving an enormous area that was being colonized from the sea as no other kind of transport was available. South of Puerto Montt, it runs...

January 29, 2009 GMT - 22. Distrito Lagos
The trip continues now across Chile Lakes District, a hot spot for vacationing people. I visited Lakes Puyehue, Ranco, Calafquen, Villarrica, Panguipulli, Llanquihue, and Todos los Santos. The landscape is more flat than in Argentinean lakes area, the water blue-color...

January 17, 2009 GMT - 21. Mendoza to Bariloche
. . Many roads along agriculture corridors have cutting-wind trees, producing a beautiful, shady and cool landscaping in the hot summer. ....

January 04, 2009 GMT - 20. SanPedroAtacama to Mendoza
. . The road between San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, and Purmamarca, Argentina, along Jama Pass, is almost a straight line, very good pavement and amazing landscape. Lakes of different colors, and vicuñas can be seen....

December 30, 2008 GMT - 19. Uyuni - SanPedroAtacama
. Leaving the hard surface of the Salar means going riding 70% of the time on a no-comfortable surface: corrugation combines with hard, soft and VERY soft/loose sand, and with deep and narrow tracks to make a diversity of riding...

December 29, 2008 GMT - 18. La Paz - Uyuni
. . Coming from Coroico, I rode directly south of La Paz up to Curahuara de Carangas. Water is found only in a few valleys, making them a pretty picture. But most of the area is dry and with singular...

December 29, 2008 GMT - 17. Titicaca La Paz
. . Copacabana is a lovely beach town. I chose La Cúpula Hotel located up the hill with a beautiful sight over the lake. ....

December 16, 2008 GMT - 16. Cuzco Titicaca
. . Qoricancha was the main Inca temple in Cuzco, meaning “ the precincts of the gold “. All the treasures, gold, silver and gems were robbed by conquistadores. Construction precisely cut rocks were used all around the city as...

December 08, 2008 GMT - 15. Arround Cuzco
Cuzco has been built on top of Inca stonework . . . Amigo: ahora puedes leer la historia completa en mi libro "La Suramérica que recorrí". Ve a www.palibrio.com. Las fotos, míralas aquí. . . Cusco ha sido construído sobre...

December 01, 2008 GMT - 14. Huánuco to Cuzco
In Huánuco I made maintenance: Suzi was washed and changed oil, my boots shined, my body renewed . . . Amigo: ahora puedes leer la historia completa en mi libro "La Suramérica que recorrí". Ve a www.palibrio.com. Las fotos, míralas...

November 27, 2008 GMT - 13. Caraz to Huánuco
I left Caraz on Sunday, November 16-08, heading to Chavin de Huantar, an archaeologically important site because the influence it had in central South America. Its development starts since 2.500 years ago when Nazca Lines were also drawn....

November 15, 2008 GMT - 12. Huamachuco to Caraz
The journey from Huamachuco to Caraz, Tuesday November 11/08, has been the hardest in my trip. I left Huamachuco at 5:30 am to try to get Caraz, 370 km away in my accounts, with only 65 km paved at the...

November 14, 2008 GMT - 11. Caxamarca to Huamachuco
My next journey was from Caxamarca to Huamachuco, 180 km, only 50 paved at the beginning, through a pretty valley with smooth hills. The paved road, with good surface and curves easy to negotiate, is perfect for motorcycles. The smelling...

November 10, 2008 GMT - 10. Caxamarca
I decided to stay in Caxamarca to take advantage of the into-the-room hot springs, and also to know some interesting places....

November 10, 2008 GMT - 9. Chiclayo to Caxamarca
I left Chiclayo (November 7) heading for Caxamarca 286 km away. The first 100 km were very good, but as soon you left the Panamericana, the road is no longer a road, it’s just a track with the biggest number...

November 09, 2008 GMT - 8. Chiclayo and arround
I stayed 2 days in Chiclayo (November 5 - 6), visiting Túcume, Lambayeque, Sipán,and Chongoyape. Next day, I left for Caxamarca, 286 km in 8.5 hours. The first 100 km, Panamericana in perfect conditions. But after that, a very bad...

November 09, 2008 GMT - 7. From La Balsa to Chiclayo
The day I crossed into Perú (November 3), I slept in San Ignacio, a town in a coffee zone of the Amazon watershed. Next day, I left San Ignacio heading to Chachapoyas, 250 km far away. Nevertheless, 50 km after...

November 09, 2008 GMT - 6. Ecuador
The Colombian-Ecuadorian border day was charged with lots of stress....

November 07, 2008 GMT - 5. Colombia
Finally! Yes, finally I have some time and clear mind for writing, a not easy task while traveling as I just noticed after leaving. I´m now in Chiclayo, Peru, but let’s start from the beginning....

October 07, 2008 GMT - 4. Gear and stuff - Equipo y carga

Traveling light means a easy bike handling, less stress on it and less stress on you when negociating the road.

Viajar liviano significa un más fácil manejo de la moto, menos esfuerzo para ella y menos esfuerzo para usted cuando tenga que negociar la vía.



September 23, 2008 GMT - 3. The route
Real traveled route could differ from the planned one, but for me is not possible to hit the road and just ride wherever somebody wants. I need a guide, a plan to going after. My route is consequence of others’...

September 10, 2008 GMT - 2. Planning
I needed to know roughly the numbers of the trip I was looking for. The first thing I did was displaying a South America map, took a notebook, and while going along the marked roads from my starting city...

August 26, 2008 GMT - 1. Introduction

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