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Machu Picchu


December 9th, 2011 The big problem with going to Macho Picchu from Cusco is getting up before 5am. If there was a bit of good news it was that I didn’t have to drive or ride anywhere. A taxi picked … Continue reading

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The Road to Cusco


December 7th and 8th, 2011 As I headed up into the mountains things didn’t quite go as planned. I think I had a bad choco and got very sick on the way to Cusco, and I stopped for several days … Continue reading

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Nazca and those Lines


December 1st and 2nd, 2011 More desert even as I turned inland towards Nazca Someone decided to do some offroading, starting right here. I don’t think it was intentional, but they are gone now. I saw some protestors, or some … Continue reading

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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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