November 4th San Pedro to Geysers de Tatio
I was in two minds whether to take this excursion, knowing it was off road, and with further research I discovered it was a 98 mile out and back trip. The alternative was to explore the town, but I knew this would be unfulfilling. So without too much thought I jumped on my bike and headed up into the mountains, with the option of turning around at any point, if it became too difficult. I soon lost tarmac and though rutted and gravelly, without all my heavy luggage it felt ok and again I appreciated ho...
October 31st Puno to Tacna
The city of Puno by Lake Titicaca - and the start of today's journey
Today was the best 255 miles I have ever done. If you want the thrill of mountain passes, high plateaus and desert all in one day then this is the road to head for. The traffic is negligible and the road surface generally good but the scenery is outstanding, it is almost other worldly.
I started the day with a few things I wanted to achieve and they were as follows:
Take a photo of the bike in a glorious setting
Take a photo of a...
My Pan American trip has been thought about for some time - and now I am doing it! This proves, that you are more capable than you imagine and the world is less frightening than the media would have you believe. The fears are mainly in your head and are not born out by reality.
I'm no longer considered young and people ask me the same three questions wherever I finish up.
Where you heading?
Where you come from?
You doing this alone?
To me this speaks of our inate fears of being somewhere strange and alone. I can tell you it is a...