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CHILE: MOLINA

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ARGENTINA: PASO SICO ROUTE * A fairly disadvantageous one for me, I must say, as he seemed to be utterly unaware of the blue market rate of exchange for Argentinian pesos and wasn’t much interested in educating himself on the subject.

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san pedro de atacama

CHILE: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA San Pedro is a tourist town in the northern desert of Chile and it is where most of the cycle tourists who brave the Lagunas route end up to restock and recuperate. When I arrive I head to the square and instantly encounter Eva and Jan in the company of […]

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PERÚ: TRES CAÑONES — ESPINAR — LLAMAC — PUNO — YUNGUYO Perú is endlessly fascinating and l feel I have barely scratched the surface but there always comes a time to leave. With the Andean wet season setting in, the prospect of – maybe – getting to Patagonia this season, rather than next, starts to […]

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PERÚ: CUSCO Estrelita is the cycle tourist’s hostel of choice in Cusco and I find myself happily ensconced there – for a what stretches into almost a week – catching up with old friends and making new ones.

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PERÚ: JUNIN I arrive in Junin hoping for a little comfort. I’ve been in my tent, mostly in fairly marginal campsites, just about every night since I left Huaraz and – aside from the springs at Viconga – haven’t seen hot water in that time. Since I am not really in favour of cold water, […]

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PERÚ: HUARAZ I haven’t come across that many other cyclists so far during my South American travels but it seems like maybe that is about to change.

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huaraz

PERÚ: CARAZ — HUARAZ

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