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Strikes & Politics (a tour of South America)

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Strikes & Politics (a tour of South America)

Words and Images by Tony Collins Both of these words are guaranteed to strike fear into the most seasoned tour operator because all carefully made plans go out the window. Countrywide strikes blocking roads to major tourist destinations, and your guests’ accommodation Having a Government change the rules at the last minute so you cannot …

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On the trail of the Incas

This is what happens when you have the good fortune to be able to take a motorcycle tour of Peru, Northern Chile and Bolivia with a bunch of riders and pillion passengers who all share a passion for travel, fun, good food, libations and of course riding motorcycles. Riders who are not afraid to love life and live it to its full.

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South America 360 Expedition – The finale!

Back into Argentina form Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and then the 360 is done. Tupiza, Bolivia into Humahuaca, Argentina. A generally difficult border went very well, much quicker than anticipated. The twisty mountain roads of Bolivia turn to flat and straight again in Argentina, but not for long. We soon hit the beautiful hills and …

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South America 360 Expedition – Welcome to Bolivia!

Welcome to Bolivia! In this instalment of the South America 360 blog, we cross the border from Peru into Bolivia and head towards La Paz. La Paz to Uyuni,  a long day, with a lot of kilometers. We left very early because of a predicted protest. They locals had just finished 3 days of celebrations …

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South America 360 Expedition – Nazca to Puno

May 28, Nazca to Puno, June 9, marks the end of our visit to the wonderful country of Peru. We continue from Nazca to Puerto Inka, a great short day of Riding along the moon scapes of the western shores, with nothing but ocean, desert and huge dunes, with a magically constructed road leading through …

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Compass Expeditions – Patagonia Relocation Motorcycle Rentals – December 2017

Compass Expeditions – Patagonia Relocation Motorcycle Rentals – December 2017 December is the perfect time of year to ride in Patagonia and we have a motorcycle rental deal that can’t be beaten. If you have ever dreamed of riding independently in this spectacular part of the world, this is your chance to do it and …

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South America 360 Expedition – Mancora Peru to Nazca, Peru

May 18, Mancora Peru to Nazca, Peru, May 27 Mancora. A beautifully scenic beach town on the coast of Peru. The group meets up again after the long separation, we spend a short day and night at the comfortable beach bungalows. Then are straight back on track to the scheduled itinerary. Heading out again the next …

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South America 360 Expedition – Justin of the Jungle reports

The group separates. I go one way, from the coast of Brazil to the coast of Peru, transporting the bikes and the van. The rest of the group goes on to explore Columbia and Ecuador. Definitely not the ideal situation, but it had to be done this way. The troubles and dangers and the crazy …

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South America 360 Expedition – Rio to Praia do Pipa – Crew Report

Rainy and twisty. Long kilometers for the first day leaving Rio. Second day, long day again with very slow traffic and even slower towns and villages, and pouring rain, did, I mention the rain… Getting into Oro Preto next. It is a beautiful town with very tight and steep cobblestone streets. A great town to walk …

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