Monthly Archives: January 2012

Peru, Cuzco 29-31 Jan 2012

Day 1 was a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas which I think is code for visit the Markets, we did visit 3 different sites and one had a whole heap of Inca graves dug into the mountain, … Continue reading

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Peru, Cuzco, 27-28 Jan 2012

Peru, Nazca to Abancay 27 Jan 2012 Left at 0710 onto the highway in 5 min and straight into the hills, round and brown climbing steadily road twisting into every nook and cranny of the mountains until I reached over … Continue reading

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Peru, Nazca, 25-26 Jan 2012

Left Lima at 0555 practically no traffic a few busses and cars onto the highway in 20min and upto 100kph, thick fog for the first hour and cold same sort of landscapes desert and towns with crops, the first 2 … Continue reading

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Peru, Lima, 22-24 Jan 2012

Not much to report, did an oil change on my bike and as usual could not find any bike oil so used a diesel oil equivalent, went on a city tour, the usual plaza, cathedral and ┬ásomething different the catacombs … Continue reading

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Peru, Lima, 23 Jan 2012

Piura to Chimbote, Peru 21 Jan 2012 Desert, desert and more desert interspersed with a few towns and some greenery, long straight roads, sand blowing across the road and into my eyes, very windy, the usual slow trucks (50kph), villages … Continue reading

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Peru, Piura, 19-20 Jan 2012

Quito to Naranjal, Ecuador 19 Jan 2012 Left Quito and immediately started descending to the coast through the mountains, cold with the occasional shower for the first 3 hours then sea level and hot. Good road lots of slow trucks … Continue reading

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Ecuador, Quito, 17-18 Jan 2012

Quito 2800m above sea level surrounded by mountains, a modern city with a historic old town. I wandered around, took the cable car to 4,100m this must be the highest cable car in the world. Hired a taxi and went … Continue reading

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Ecuador, Galapagos, 12-16 Jan 2012

Left Quito at 0740 on 12-Jan-2012 stopped at Guayaquil for an hour and then on to Baltra Island airport which was built by the US Army after Pearl Harbour to protect the Panama Canal, waited there for 3.5 hours for … Continue reading

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Ecuador, Ibarra & Quito, 10-11 Jan 2012

Left Pasto at 0800 found my way to the highway without any wrong turns, new road all the way to the border beautiful scenery mountains with crops growing on them at +3000m got to Ipialles at 0930 looked for gas … Continue reading

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Colombia, Pasto, 09 Jan 2012

Left Popayan at 0815 overcast looked like rain, wet patches but no rain, road through the mountains climbing to over 3000m many sections where half the road has fallen down the mountain, pot holes, broken bitumen, the sun came out … Continue reading

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