Perhaps the motorbike journey could be seen as our honeymoon. I met Geo while he was in the process of buying a motorbike and on that same motorbike we traversed across South America after we were married (we drove much of the route I earlier cycled). Before that, before we married, we got to learn each other and the Chaco by the very same transport.
The motorbike is a Chinese made Kenton 150cc and only available in Paraguay. The racks are custom made in Filadelfia, Paraguay (2019/2020). The camera is a Fujifilm X-T20 with Fujinon super EBC XF 18-55 mm lens, 1:2.8 – 4.
The Andes’ Calling: Filadelfia, Mariscal Estigarribia, La Patria, Infante Rivarola
From Paraguay low to Bolivian heights: Villamontes, Entre Rios, El Puente towards Tupiza
Salar de Uyuni Atocha, Salar de Uyuni, Tahua, Tupiza
South Bolivia & the Salars Cerro Villa Pucarani, Chipaya, Colchane, Lake Coipasa, Lake Poopo, Lake Uyuni, Oruro, Pisiga, Rio Lauca, Sabaya, San Martin, Volcan Isluga
Salar de Surire in to Atacama, Reserva Nacional Las Vicuñas, Parque Nacional Volcán Isluga, Latarana, Salar de Surire, Guallatiri, Parque Nacional Lauca, Putre, Arica, Atacama desert.
Pan American highway (1), Tacna, Pozo Redondo, Camana, playa Platanales, Ilo, Quilca and Atico
Pan American Highway (2), Atico, Lima, Nasca, Pachacamac, Paracas
Cerro de Pasco to Jungle, from Lima to Canta, Huayllay, Cerro de Pasco, Rio Huallaga
The Selva, the jungle of Northern Peru (1), Shumanza, Sauce, Nuevo Esperanza, Nuevo Cajamarca, Naranjos, rio Utcubamba, Tia Lanco, Panamal
The Selva, the jungle of Northern Peru (2), Naranjos, rio Utcubamba, Tia Lanco, Panamal, Las Juntas, San Ignacio, Pomacochas, Bagua Grande, Moyobamba, Yambrasbamba District, Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo, river Chinchipe, Jaen
2018: before all the above, before we married, we got to learn each other and the Chaco by the very same transport.
In between farm work Geo and I seem to have found in each other what could be a missing part. Is that really so? By leading a mundane life in a different setting we want to find out whether Geo and I still fit.
Fortin Teniente Martinez
Abrupt Action Adventure I Leaving the pleasant surroundings of Indepedencia to return back to the farm to help out our friends on Iparoma farm again. We do so by adding a detour to our, already long, trip back to the Chaco.
Abrupt Action Adventure II Now a combination of work, socializing and little privacy makes Geo and me want to be on our own. And so we need to leave the hustle and bustle of a farm again.
The Arrogance of the White Man I Another escape is in the pipeline. Geo and I are off to the farthest point North, a rather risky undertaking.
The Arrogance of the White Man II With the Enduro motorbike we made it to Cerro Leon National Park where upon returning to the farm we get hopelessly stuck in mud. It’s important to be back in time, as we both return to Germany.