Leaving the Altiplano Iguacu! Hanuman temple The lost city Fill ‘er up! 800 years later The Estrada Real La Posta Lago Atitlan Jumping the Darien Gap Haunchaco El Maestro Laguna Colorado Mooney Falls Laguna Verde A stormy Torres del Paine Baralacha La Hemis Monastery El Amatillo Floating Village Ancient Mayan cities Little bridges and big gorges Splash! Riding the roof of the world The world’s largest salar O2 Quelap Todo sur Nicaragua Taj Mahal Khardung La Srinagar marketplace Maranon River Rhotang La San Vicente Steps of Lapa The walled city Weeeee!!!! Canyon of the duck Banos Carretera Austral Bring on the curry! Royal Enfield Ecuador Visiting with Coco Mas practica Tools Los hijos de altiplano Maggie Noodles! Cartagena Bienvenido a Colombia! Museo de las Momias
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Little bridge big gorge

Little bridges and big gorges

Making my way to the Peruvian coast south of Cajamarca and the only time I would leave the Andes Mountains while in Peru. Small bridges such as these connect 1000 foot gorges along the route and are typical of the epic scenery of the Peruvian Andes. Near Cajamarca, Peru

El Amatillo

El Amatillo

The infamous El Amatillo border crossing at the frontera of El Salvador and Honduras. I actually had a pretty good experience here so I can’t complain.



It sits on a mountain at 10,000 feet and dates back to the 6th century which makes it almost a 1000 years older than Machu Piccu, yet its history is largely unknown. Riding here was a half the fun.

Ruta 3 Termina

Todo sur

After thousands of miles and a year of travel I’ve reached the southern tip of South America and the end of ruta 3. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Bolivia altiplano kids

Los hijos de altiplano

The highlight of a very long day. Hitching a ride north to the border station at Avaroa, after a crash,  and the truck’s battery gave up the ghost. I am convinced the optimism of these kids is what resurrected this truck, I wish we could bottle this stuff. Middle of nowhere on the altiplano in […]

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Canyon of the duck

Riding along the Rio Santa that carved the “canyon of the duck” and separates the Cordillera Negra and Cordillera Blanca. 30 or so tunnels, some quite long, dot the route. Canon del Pato, Peru



I’m not typically a fan of beach resorts but this Peruvian retreat was a great place to spend Thanksgiving and the only time I would leave the Andes while in Peru.

Khardung La mark cooper

Khardung La

Khardung La lays claim to being home to the “Highest Road in the World” and is the gateway to the Nubra valley. This was an exceptional riding day, one I won’t soon forget. Khardung La, Jammu and Kashmir, India