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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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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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Three weeks in Cape Town

After 9 months of Africa we could use a bit of holiday time. Cape Town is the perfect spot to chill and get us back on our feet.Because Tom’s kids – Casimir and Zoë – were going to come over, we wanted to g...
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Swaziland and South Africa

The bikes are running fine again so there is nothing stopping us from exploring our next country, Swaziland. After a 300 kms tar stretch, it was already pretty cold as we pitched our tent in Piet Retief, but th...
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Beach life in Mozambique

We left wonderful  Malawi behind and headed straight into Mozambique. It appeared to be one of the smoother border crossings - to African standards that is - but getting insurance for the bikes seemed to be mor...
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Malawi, the warm heart of Africa

We have been looking forward to Malawi for quite a few months now. The country wasn’t even on our list for the first section of our trip, but we kept on meeting people that were raving about it. Would it be as ...
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Zambia, the falls and the wildlife

The border crossing from Namibia into Zambia won’t be forgotten by our wallet any time soon for sure. While Caroline was looking after the bikes on the parking lot, I was working my way through the series of of...