Caribbean

After one of the longest days of my life, complete with a flat tire, a car bomb and way too many miles to count, I finally made it to Taganga.  I got to the hostel a bit after 10:00 p.m.,…

Bogota

A Colombian holiday and my bike repairs in Cali resulted in me being one day overdue to meet my friend Brian, in Bogota.  So, I decided to do the ride from Cali to Bogota in one very long day.  Before…

Colombia

After about four months and 11,000 miles of riding, I finally made it to Colombia; the land of Shakira, the FARC, amazing fruit, great scenery and fantastic motorcycling.  Once upon a time, when I described the trip I was about…

Ecuador

After crossing into Ecuador the landscape got greener and greener and greener until I was in the land of banana plantations.  It got hot too, which, after the last couple months of nearly constant cold, I appreciated.  Checking out of…

Done with Peru

I left Huanchaco on what would turn out to be about an eight and a half hour ride through some of the most boring country that has ever been discovered by man.  If it hadn’t been for the abundant garbage…

Central Peru

After leaving Cusco, I found myself on quite possibly the curviest road I’ve ever traveled.  I got the distinct impression that Peruvian road crews were paid by the meter and not by the job.  It was a nice road, with…