The Lagunas Route – Bolivia 2

Continuing from Uyuni part one…..Read the continuing story from the town of Uyuni where I’d previously returned defeated – and tired – in the previous chapter. Now I try again, riding 700km in the south-west corner of Bolivia on its famous, popular and remote Lagunas Route. But the fuel issues weren’t over as I rode and continued on my way round Bolivia via ghost towns and endless high passes and volcanic lakes to finally leave the altiplano heading to geologically stupendous Tupiza in search of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid!

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Altiplano – Bolivia Part One

Some of my favourite ever riding: Leaving beloved Peru for Bolivia via the highest navigable lake in the world, at nearly 4000m Lake Titicaca, then the fantastic ride through jungly Yungas and the narrow single lanes to Coroico and the start of the infamous Road of Death!  Into La Paz and then a fantastic ride through Bolivia’s exquisite altiplano region via the high volcano region of Sajama at 6542m!  120km crossing of the salt flats in Uyuni, the biggest in the world….getting lost in the process!

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Polarise, Peru Part One

  I lean in the doorway looking out on the plaza, whilst two guitarists dressed in square whites pluck away at a delicate saga, their voices wailing hauntingly beautiful. A woman approaches, walking in a waltz, smiling at me as she passes singing along. I smile back, a genuine smile,…

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Only Sundays, Ecuador Part 2

From Zumbahua, I was heading straight to the heart of Ecuador, ‘El Corazon’.  The trail rising up away from town, a thin strip of sandy brown and the only disruption in the airy wide-open paramo; its smooth hills of pampa.  Lama and sheep graze on the wind-swept grasses, their thick…

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