The backdoor to La Paz: From Lago Titicaca to La Paz via Condoriri basecamp

We’ve ridden into La Paz from the north twice now, and this last run couldn't have been a starker contrast to the first, as illustrated in the following figures. Figure 1. September 2016. Main road + vicious Giardia + lying on the ground for 5 minutes out of every 15. Figure 2. September 2017. The …

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Cycling the Lagunas in South-West Bolivia: Practical notes for cyclists

This is a day by day description of the exceptionally beautiful Lagunas route from San Juan in Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. View the route on Google Maps Download complete GPX file from San Juan to San Pedro de Atacama The route from San Juan to San Pedro de Atacama We rode this …

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Hiking Peru’s Alpamayo trek independently

‘I’m an oil man’ is what Daniel Day Lewis repeatedly says in the film There Will be Blood. I think. You know that movie? It’s surprisingly good. Daniel Day Lewis is an oil man and he hunts for oil in America and ruthlessly exploits it. Anyway, that’s largely irrelevant. Whilst walking the Alpamayo track ‘I’m …

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