Tourist Time at the Incan Ruins: Machu Picchu and Choquequirao Trek

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For most travellers, a trip to South America wouldn’t be complete without visiting Machu Picchu. If you’ve been to Peru it’s almost a given that you’ve been to Machu Picchu too. For us it was a bit more of a … Read More

Pushing on into Peru: La Paz to Cusco

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Sucre may be the constitutional capital of Bolivia and a city we absolutely love but La Paz is the defacto capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia where you will currently find the seat of government and financial district. La … Read More

Numb legs and worn out brake pads: Sucre to Toro Toro, then on to La Paz

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Toro Toro (meaning “Mud Mud” in the indigenous Quechuan language) is a small town 200km north of Sucre in the Toro Toro National Park known for it’s interesting geological formations and dinosaur footprints. Everyone that we’ve met that has been … Read More

Vast amounts of nothing to Wild West Country: Salar de Uyuni to Tupiza and Maragua.

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It was hard leaving Sucre. We changed our plans and procrastinated for a few days until we decided that the only way was to buy a bus ticket back to Uyuni and then we had to leave! It was the … Read More

Sucre: An easy city to love

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Despite previous musings this blog will not be written in Spanish. A month of lessons in the charming city of Sucre has certainly helped our understanding of the local language but I don’t think we are quite up to writing … Read More

More mountains and then some downtime: San Pedro to Sucre, Bolivia

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If you read the last blog (well done, it was a long one) you’ll know that when we got to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile the weather threw a spanner in the works and prevented us from taking our … Read More

Back in the mountains. Proper mountains: Salta to San Pedro de Atacama (Paso Sico)

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Getting the bus to Salta meant that we had gained a couple of weeks of riding in the mountains that we wouldn’t have had if we had ridden back across Argentina. Previously we had ruled out returning to Chile and … Read More

Pedalling Paraguay: Ciudad Del Este to Encarnacion

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After a wonderful stay in Foz do Iguaçu it was time to say goodbye to Brasil and cross the bridge to country number 5. But before we did, we visited a typical Brasilian restaurant, the churrascaria or buffet livre, basically … Read More

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