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March 21st, 2012 | Argentina

Up into the Andes…

I left Salta, knowing I had a long day ahead of me… I needed to cover about 600 km to get from there to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, and would need to make my first big climb up into the Andes to do it…!! Salta lies at an elevation of 1150 m.a.s.l., and […]

March 18th, 2012 | Argentina

Country Roads and Good Friends…

Determined to find a good road to ride on, I left my hotel later than I had intended to, and headed south towards Cafayate… I was told that it was about 200 km away and it would take as much as 4 hours to get there, depending on the condition of the road… I did […]

March 17th, 2012 | Argentina

Busy Day in Salta…

The size of Salta threw me…. Not because it is an especially big city, but more because I had something so completely different in mind when people started telling me that I must not leave this off my itinerary when I rode across northern Argentina… I had pictured a small town in the foothills of […]

March 16th, 2012 | Argentina

Two Day Ride to Salta…

Before I left Asuncion, I studied the area I was going to be riding through to get to Salta in Argentina… The reason for going back there was to avoid riding through Paraguay to Bolivia, because I had no knowledge of the conditions that I would have to ride in to get there from Asuncion… […]

March 11th, 2012 | Argentina

Iguazu Falls from Argentina…

We crossed the bridge over the Iguazu River at 9.00am this morning, and headed into Argentina… We had taken all our strapped on gear off the bikes to minimize temptation for the long-fingered individuals who frequent parking grounds… We managed to avoid handing our Brazilian Bike Registration papers in at the customs, by telling them […]

February 25th, 2012 | Argentina

Goodbye Buenos Aires…!!

On the afternoon before I left Buenos Aires, Ezequiel called to invite me out for a quick coffee before both he and Virginia went off to work… We sat down at a quaint coffee-house close to where they lived and enjoyed an hour or so of each others company… Before we parted, there was a […]