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San Blas – (Seafood, snorkling and cracking coconuts)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Travel Blog | 0 comments

San Blas – (Seafood, snorkling and cracking coconuts)

On the day of departure we arrived at immigration and had our passports stamped and boarded the boat. We cruised out of harbor with Cartagena in the distance. It was sad to leave South America but I knew it wouldn’t be the last time I visited. The first 36 hours of the trip was through open water. I took sea sick tablets as a precaution. I had been violently sick on a previous trip from Bali to Darwin 3 years prior and knew it was not worth the risk. I could only relate to the others on board who had opted to take the tablets if they felt sick. It’s too late for that as they could not...

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Colombia – (Shipping the motorbikes)

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Travel Blog | 0 comments

Colombia – (Shipping the motorbikes)

Throughout this motorbike trip I have been constantly told by other travelers that Columbia has been their favorite country. And as we crossed the border I felt the same. The customs officials were so helpful and it became one of the quickest border crossings. We stopped off for a night in Pasto before arriving in Cali. I was trying to find a hostel and without GPS the task can be quite difficult. 2 Police officers stopped and we received a police escort to the hostel. It must have been a funny sight for the other guests of the hostel. We reached Bogota, the capital of Columbia on a wet and...

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Ecuador – (Iguana´s & Cocktail Alley)

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Travel Blog | 0 comments

Ecuador – (Iguana´s & Cocktail Alley)

The border crossing into Ecuador was frustrating to say the least. Once we had exported our bikes out of Peru we reached customs. A guard was nice enough about it, but explained we need to get motorbike insurance from a town 6 kilometers away. Our Spanish is far from fluent and we didn’t really know exactly where we were heading too. Luckily a man directed us to a shop that could supply us with the insurance document, costing $15. This was the first boarder crossings that incurred a cost. All others were free to travel on a motorbike. It was a country home to cheap fruit. Ie bananas cost 10...

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Peru – (Machu Picchu)

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Travel Blog | 0 comments

Peru – (Machu Picchu)

I had always dreamed of visiting Cusco and climbing Muchu Picchu. It’s a beautiful city in the base of a valley. It was once the capital of the Inca Empire and you really get a sense of how it must have been. The cobbled streets and small alleyways make it a perfect city for taking photos. We stayed at Loki Hostel, a place I highly recommend to any traveler. It’s set in a beautifully restored 450 year old Peruvian National Monument. We meet some great people here. Unfortunately the morning we climbed Machu Picchu was raining. We walked around the ruins as our guide explained the history...

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Bolivia – (Running into the Military)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Travel Blog | 0 comments

Bolivia – (Running into the Military)

We reached the Bolivian boarder, only noticeable by 3 truck drivers waiting on the side of the road. They directed us to a small building and indicated we need to knock. We walked over to the building stepping over 3 skinny dogs on the way. We knocked twice before we heard movements. It was the customs office living quarters. He escorted us to a computer. I watched him walk outside and start a generator, lights flickered as we heard the computer start up. With everything in correct order we set off into the Bolivian jungle.  It was only 20 minutes later that we found ourselves in the wrong...

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Paraguay – (Bribery & no fuel)

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in The Wild | 0 comments

Paraguay – (Bribery & no fuel)

I would have liked to travel further north from Rio but I wanted to see Iguazu Falls and then travel up through Paraguay and Bolivia. The waterfall is so large that you can see it from both Brazil and Argentina. In my opinion one must see the falls from both sides. Brazil to put the size in perspective and from Argentina to get up close. 2 days later we headed into Paraguay. The border crossing was hot and hectic. As we approached, local men chased us yelling either for us to buy something from them or to assist getting the bikes across the border for a fee. We have never had any problems...

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Uruguay & Brazil – (The Road to Rio)

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Travel Blog | 0 comments

Uruguay & Brazil – (The Road to Rio)

We stayed in the Uruguayan capital (Montevideo) for a few nights. I enjoyed this city from a photographer’s point of view. There was lots of interesting things to shoot. Following the coast line we headed north stopping off at a small fishing village called Puta Del Diablo. During summer, thousands of partygoers flock here from Argentina and Brazil. At this time summer had just finished and the town was somewhat quiet. We stayed at an amazing hostel called El Diablo Tranquillo. Large lounges surrounded an open fireplace. The welcoming bar was perfect to exchange travel stories with a...

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San Blas – (Seafood, snorkling and cracking coconuts)

On the day of departure we arrived at immigration and had our passports stamped and...

Colombia – (Shipping the motorbikes)

Throughout this motorbike trip I have been constantly told by other travelers that...

Ecuador – (Iguana´s & Cocktail Alley)

The border crossing into Ecuador was frustrating to say the least. Once we had exported...