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Colombians? Our family!

Colombia is definitely our second most favourite country in South America, right behind Bolivia. But the first encounter with the country wasn’t the easiest one. That we have to foresee enough time to cross a b...
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Getting your bike around the Darien Gap

Colombia to Panama Riding your bike from Colombia to Panama by road is impossible. The Darien Gap, an 80 km long stretch of jungle full of bandits, is the only interruption of the Panamericana. Getting our bik...
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Happy birthday love… Ecuador!

The border crossing with Ecuador wasn’t too complicated, but endless waiting queues held us up for over 3.5 hours. It was almost dark when we finally cruised into our 31st country of the trip. We took the seale...
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Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Christmas

We worked our way from Puerto Maldonado to Cuzco along the 600 kms of winding tar road through the mountains. The ride was at high altitude at times which accounts for low oxygen levels and freezing temperature...
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Peru, the altiplano and the rainforest

Saying goodbye to a lovely country like Bolivia was hard, but after nearly a month, it was about time to move on to the next country, Peru. And we have to admit it: Peru was bulls eye from the very start. Borde...
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Esteban Alejandro, 12 years, Colombia

“Traveling, that’s what I would like to do”Esteban Alejandro is 12 years old and lives with his parents in Villavicencio, Colombia. He’s a cheerful, clever boy, pretty social too. There doesn’t seem to be a...
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Bolivia, bring it on!

Potosi, that is the mine and nothing but the mine. The kitschy, brightly colored led strips along the edges of the historical buildings do match the many cheap, low quality pizzeria’s in the city centre. The us...
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Nothing but salt

San Pedro de Atacama, a small town in the most arid region in the world, is truly amazing. It’s one of those places with a really chill atmosphere, great  people and tourists of the nicer type that enjoy tellin...
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Crash, get up and wipe away the dust…

The last 500 kms of the Ruta 40 in the North of Argentina were (literally) breath taking. A ball of coca leaves in the cheek and up it went on the Abra del Acay, just under 5000 m altitude. We struggled big tim...
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South America, at last!

After a long series of flights to Buenos Aires – flying on the cheap never goes in a straight line – a ferry and a 3 hour bus drive, we finally arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay, totally exhausted. And as if that ...
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Shipping from Cape Town to South America

Shipping bikes is an exciting process but unfortunately there are many pitfalls. We have shipped our bikes many times to different places in the world, both by ship and by air. We have found the shipping from C...