Archives for : February 2012

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Horizons unlimited – the travellers handbook

Horizons Unlimited is the on line bible for anyone planning to travel the world by motorcycle (or a tin top if that’s your preference).  Or for those who like to experience other peoples adventures vicariously, this is a great site to see what intrepid travellers of the world are up to. We used  Horizons Unlimited  to research our first trip in 2003/4. Since then we have kept an eye on what others are up to over the intervening years.  Now we are more regular users of the site to keep …

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San Pedro de Atacama – Chile

February 4 to February 7, 2012 The journey to get to San Pedro de Atacama was one of the most amazing and difficult rides we’ve had on this trip.     We left  Salta early and headed towards the border with Chile. The road takes us into the Andes and we begin to climb and climb and climb. We pass by verdant green pastures as we climb higher and higher.  The switchback road is in good condition as we make our way up in to the Andes. The air is …

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Salta – Argentina

February 2 to February 4, 2012     Our final day in Argentina is spent exploring the Quebrada de Cafayate, the basin between two sections of the Andes. Erosion over the centuries has created some of the most amazing landscapes. The minerals in the soil, the movement under the earth, the water and the wind have littered this area with landforms that people come from miles to see. Parts of it are like Australia’s Painted Desert but on a much larger scale.           There is the …