Category: Peru

  • Day 95 – Welcome to Chile (Arica, Chile)

    Another day of lots of riding towards Arica, Chile.  Met an interesting Russian couple from St Petersburg in the morning; they have been traveling by car (Toyota Hilux) from Argentina.  Combination of straight roads and mountainous curvy roads.  Side case of Gintaras falling off the bike at 80 mph speed.  Vadim watching it slide on […]

  • Day 94 – Long Day – Record Miles (Camana, Peru)

    Long day riding over 500 miles toward Arica, Chile for the Dakar.  Left late at 9 am.  Got out of Lima easily, refueled.  Unforgettable views of the ocean and mountains.  Met the Japanese rider from Stahlratte boat.  He was on his way to see Dakar in Chile.  . Took many pictures and videos.  Stopped for […]

  • Day 93 – Back to the Capital (Lima, Peru)

    Got up at 6 am; lack of sleep; Vadim bying some nice pecari leather gloves with alpaca wool lining at the airport; flying to Lima; bad smell in the air in Lima on way from airport; nice taxi (1/2 price of hotel taxi) to Casa Andina, our hotel; how to wash the bikes? How to […]

  • Day 92 – Machu Picchu (Cusco, Peru)

    Early taxi (5am) to Ollantaytambo (1.5 hour drive).  Train to Aquas Calientes (1.5 hours, then bus to Mapi (20 minutes).  Trouble with ATMs (can’t withdraw cash); had to use hidden USD.  Nice sunny weather. Walking and taking 250 pics for 4 hours; meeting fellow bikers from Stahlratte (guys from London, Ireland and New Zeland) – […]

  • Day 91 – Early Morning and Baby Alpaca (Cusco, Peru)

    Got up at 3:45…very sleepy.  Took cab to the airport and flew to Cusco.  Vadim having difficulty breathing in Cusco because of high altitude; GS has some headache.  Trouble finding tickets to Machu Picchu (only from Ollantaytambo with two different companies).  City tour (just main cathedral and sun temple, then Sacsaywaman, inca springs, llama wool […]