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Caral-Supe


November 30th, 2011 The Supe valley lies inland, just a little south of Barranca, Peru. And nestled within is the Caral-Supe Archeological site, 5000 years old and one of six sites in the world where civilization rise naturally. There are … Continue reading

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Back into the Mountains


November 28th and 29th, 2011 Back when I met all those motorcyclist north of Chiclayo one had mentioned the valley around the city of Huaraz. It was off my route, but they said it wasn’t something I should miss, so … Continue reading

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Chan Chan


November 27th, 2011 Just outside Trujillo, Peru (which is a bit down the Pan Am from Chiclayo) is Chan Chan, which is not a stylish night club (at least in this context) but a large, Pre-Columbian Adobe complex built by … Continue reading

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Bring on the Peruvian Desert


November 26th, 2011 I had read in Lonely Planet the Pan American Border Crossing between Ecuador and Peru was always packed, and rife with corruption and delays. Frommer’s wasn’t much nicer to it. When I did my route I had … Continue reading

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Ingapirca


November 22nd and 23rd, 2011 I left Banos and headed back into the mountains, making my way generally towards the Peru border. Of course, the scenery wasn’t all giant Jesuses Another moto traveler stopped when I was on the side … Continue reading

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Banos and the Highway of the Waterfalls


November 20th and 21st, 2011 I hit the road, heading south through the mountains. Actual phone booths. Where is Superman? It was a nice day, and the road through the mountains was smooth. I reached Banos without any problems, though … Continue reading

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Trying to camp on a Volcano


November 19th, 2011 Cotopaxi National Park has one of the few equatorial volcanoes in the world, Cotopaxi. It is just a bit south of Quito, and is a popular mountain to climb and watch the sunrise (although it is snow … Continue reading

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Ecuador, day one (and a hacienda)


November 18th, 2011 So maybe I got a little lost on the way through Pasto, and ended up reaching the area of the border later than I thought I would. When I stopped I figured I was 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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Columbia Part Two, On the Road to Ecuador


November 16th and 17th, 2011 I spelt later in Cali, a nicer hotel (though still on the cheap side). Breakfast was even included. Sometimes I forget it’s November. Leaving Cali I had plans to reach Pasto, which would put me … Continue reading

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Columbia Part One, on the road to Cali


November 14th and 15th, 2011 While in Bogota I had stayed in the ‘nice’ part. The new business district designed for the United States visitor in mind. Everything was clean, almost everyone spoke English, and there was even a McDonalds. … Continue reading

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