Monthly Archives: June 2014

Cusco Peru

Before leaving town we went to a local auto lavado to get the layer of mud cleaned off the bikes. They have never been so clean. They did an amazing job.

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The next order of business after crappy Bolivian gas was to find some better octane fuel.… Read the rest

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Back across the border to Puno Peru


puno 7Buying gas here in Bolivia can be stressful since we have had people tell us they have been denied gas. It is true that the price of gas is highly subsidized here and so the price for the locals is low.… Read the rest

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Now we need to get back to Peru ASAP. This meant back tracking the 156 Km on the RN 5 to Potosi and then go 303 km north on the Pan-American to Oruro.

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The entire distance is under construction with constant desvios (detours).… Read the rest

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Sucre and Tarabuco

The 156 km drive from Potosi to Sucre is paved and incredible over the high mountains and plateaus.

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We passed through another toll and the ladies there were very interested in where we had come from.

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On the way there were several castle like buildings in the middle of nowhere.… Read the rest

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Potosi Bolivia

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The good news for today was that the 210 km out of Uyuni to the north and Potosi was paved! There is a 5 Bs toll here too. Leaving the salt we had 20 km of the dirt and then smooth pavement.… Read the rest

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Uyuni and the Salar de Uyuni

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The next day we all went out to the train cemetery to check out the metal. This is a major attraction, which is 3 km outside of the town of Uyuni along the old tracks. In 1892 the tracks were completed and this town was a major hub for trains carrying minerals to the coast.… Read the rest

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The border to Bolivia and getting to Uyuni!

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Today we are in for a big day with crossing the border to Bolivia (country number 16) and 210 km of dirt to Uyuni.

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In the morning we were up at 630 to make it to the border early as we expected a huge line up after the closure the day before.… Read the rest

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North to the border of Bolivia

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Today we are headed to the border of Bolivia. The border town of Yavi is 391 km north from Salta.

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Gassing up on the way out we took this picture of the very cute gas girl to add to Trevor Angel’s collection of cute gas girls.… Read the rest

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Salta & Cachi

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The road north from here is 189 km to Salta is amazing on the RN 68.

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It looks a lot like Utah with the red rocks.

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We saw 4 tour busses pulled over on the side of the road so we checked it out.… Read the rest

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Santa Maria & Cayfate

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The plan from here had been to head OFF OFF road and drive on the Salar de Antofalla (the longest salar in the world), camp out, and then make it back to the dirt road 300 km north on the RP 51.… Read the rest

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