Author Archives: Paul

Back(packers) again!

Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Caleta Olivia, Puerto Madryn, Esquel, El Bolson, San Martin de los Andes, Pucon, Chillan, Valparaiso.  For months we had set our goals at reaching Ushuaia, the end of the world. When we initially drove into town we … Continue reading

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Almost Europe

Chillan, Pucon, Ancud, Chile Chile has a distinctly pan-European feel to it. The blueberry kuchen made in the german settlements are just as delicious as those produced back in the heimat. The cheese produce of certain areas are almost of Dutch … Continue reading

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Highs and lows

Uyuni, Nacional Reserva de Eduardo Avaroa, Bolivia Uyuni is a dusty, wilderness-frontier town where nothing has happened, happens or will ever happen. Little reason to visit, yet flocks of motorcyclists, cyclists and regular backpackers converge in this dull town. Obediently we joined the … Continue reading

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New heights

Copacabana, Coroico, Valle de la Luna, Oruro, Potosi, Bolivia “You guys rest too much!” so ended an email from our befriended German motorcyclist Ingwer. Back in September we arrived in Cartagena Colombia together with 5 other bikers. A couple of … Continue reading

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Ecuador revisited

Otavalo, Quito, Puerto Lopez, Rio Bamba, Banos, Cuenca, Macara, Ecuador In 2006 we have been backpacking all over Peru and Ecuador. Back then we visited the town of Otavalo in northern Ecuador. During our current trip Otavalo was the first … Continue reading

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Colombia, highly recommended!

Aranzazu, Salento, Popayan, San Agustin, Pasto, Colombia Since we didn’t want to be caught up by the rainy season, and at the same time we didn’t want to skip too many visit-worthy places, we have been on the move for the … Continue reading

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Chiclets?

San Gil, Villa de Leyva, Puerto Berrio, Medellin, Colombia Secure parking for two medium sized bikes is always an issue when traveling to colonial towns. Sure, the cobble-stoned roads and brightly colored house are beautiful, but the narrow entrances and … Continue reading

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Roaming in Colombia

Cartagena, Mompos, El Banco, Ocana, Pamplona, Colombia “Don’t worry Manfred will smooth things over”. The first time our group of motorcyclists met Manfred, we already got the impression that our German-Colombian customs helper had seen more energetic days. He sighed, huffed … Continue reading

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