Monthly Archives: November 2013

Let’s try this again. South from Quito and back again.

Finally we headed out again more than a week later. We booked it down the highway to Ambato and then headed up to 14500 feet on the north side of Chimborazo.

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This is the highest peak in Ecuador and since the earth is elliptical it is the farthest point on earth from the center of the earth.… Read the rest

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South from Quito?

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Well the last 2 days have been pretty boring. Lying around reading my book with my foot up on a stack of pillows. Daniel has been my butler and ladies maid, but that can’t last too long. The F 800 had a nice parking spot in the courtyard of the hotel and we could look at it during breakfast.… Read the rest

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Headed to Quito, Ecuador

We decided to dry out and go the next day all the way to Pasto.

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What was interesting is that there was no news or Internet coverage of the road closure at all. We initially heard of it from an Argentinean newspaper.… Read the rest

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Stuck in cali

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Starting out in the rain from the Hacienda we were sad to leave, but the rain did not last long. The drive is scenic and the only 4- lane road we have been on so far.

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Arriving in Cali we headed for the famous Casa Blanca Hostel and Moto shop Motolombia run by Mike and Diana.… Read the rest

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The rain over night was very heavy, but by about 10 was a drizzle. We stopped by R2R moto to drop off a sticker and have a photo op. Unfortunately this was a statutory holiday and they were closed.

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The day was spent in and over the mountains, and it was mostly raining, which sucked.… Read the rest

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The next day we drove to the center of town to the bank on the main square. As soon as we parked this great guy started to chat us up. He was so funny. People here are SO friendly!

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Now to head to Medellin (Meh-de-jene), which was the previous stronghold of Drug lord Pablo Escobar.… Read the rest

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Piedra Rica

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Now we had to reverse our route back 100 km to the highway 25 and then west towards Medallin.

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The town was a bit flooded. The storm made the way back out the next day a bit more of a challenge on the dirt, but now mud sections.… Read the rest

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