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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 border, now that, we knew all too well. We usually ...
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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 sealed road to Cuenca where we got drowned in the new y...
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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 temperatures. At half the bike power and with a little extra ...
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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. Border crossing was a breeze, Peruvians are super kind ...
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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 usually overly tasteful Italian specialty couldn’t h...
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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 telling about their adventurous travels. The many tour o...
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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 time keeping the bikes upright due to the heavy winds...
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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 weren’t enough, along with the start of a new cont...
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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 give them a good time and discovered the area aroun...
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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 the next morning we woke up under a magnificent clea...
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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 more of a challenge. First 35, then 20 USD was what t...
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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 beautiful as they describe it? Was it really still...