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Photo by Josephine Flohr, Elephant at Camp, Namibia

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Josephine Flohr,
Elephant at Camp, Namibia



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Old 16 Jul 2013
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Cool We quit our jobs, bought dirt bikes, and toured South America

Hey all! I recently returned from a three-month dual sport adventure tour through Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador that I did with my good friend Vadim. The experience, needless to say, was incredible. Everything we expected and more. We had never ridden bikes before, didn't have maps besides the ones we downloaded on our phones, and bought our bikes ($1500 each) in La Paz after a couple days of research in the city (read more about how we did this here).

Our route was a 5000km loop in Bolivia, followed by 3500km through the Andes of Peru, and 1000km through the Sierras of Ecuador (view a map of our route here)

There were so many memorable experiences along the way, including befriending and staying with locals, fixing our bikes with scraps in the middle of the altiplano, and avoiding gunshots after setting up camp in the Andes at midnight. But nothing captures the essence of the trip like the video documentary my friend Vadim put together of our trip. I highly recommend checking it out! You can watch it here: , or click the image below. The motorcycle tour starts at 22:15.


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Cool - I will check this out later tonight!
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Whow! Just watched the first 5 min (that was the plan but couldn’t stop) no still watching after 15 min. Will watch it with my other half tonight!

Fu***** Hell what a trip! Gorgeous! And very well done video as well!

Have fun and thank you for sharing!

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Glad you liked it! Hope your other half could sit through it all
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Glad you liked it! Hope your other half could sit through it all
dont think thats a problem, she is used to sit behind me,... after 65.000km, 2up in 22 Month she can not complain about 40 minutes
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Haha - that's a good way to put it
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i just watched the video. What a great adventure and what a beautiful video you made. It is inspiring !
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Glad you liked it Jan!
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Very inspirational video ! I really enjoy watching this!
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Really great video it looks like you guys had some incredible experiences
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hi fantastic video, so many different modes of transport ,you two are a great example to us all, thanks steve
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