Guess, I am getting a certain routine in crossing borders. The border at Macara belongs certainly to the easiest ones.
I started my day late since the happy hour left some marks behind which I could not get rid off during the night. I also forgot to drink some water which made it even worse… well it was a fun night and I did not regret it. One shall celebrate the fiestas as they come […]
When I woke up the next morning I amazingly was lucky again and the rain stopped, just leaving its marks again on the road in form of some flooding. Incredible how much it rained in just one single night and I could suddenly understand why it is not advisable to come here during the rainy […]
The weather changed drastically and I got greeted by a beautiful sunny morning in the mountains. I was really tempted to stay longer at the magical place and do some hiking around the area but “unfortunately” I had a tight schedule and needed to be back in Lima already the next week.
Luckily the battery did not have to be exchanged and simply recharged over night. Still, I was disappointed that only after a bit more than a week I already had problems with the lifetime my BMW’s “heart”. Meaning I could never leave my bike for more than a couple of days without being worried to find […]
I was excited to get back again on the road and as I finally got ready to go (I always needed some time to get all my luggage on the bike which used to be pretty annoying) there was… NOTHING! When I turned the keys and tried to push the bottom for the starter the engine […]
After a great start on Isla Santa Cruz we decided to continue our discovery expedition and set over to the next beautiful island, Isla Isabela. The breathtaking spot was just 2 hours away… just two veeeeeeeeryyyyyyyyy looooooooong hours!
Ever since a child I was fascinated of the famous Galapagos Islands and was literally soaking in the colourful wildlife documentaries on TV like a patient on hypnosis. I did not even plan a visit but luckily my old friend Chris from high school times sent me 10 days ago a message, asking if I […]
Arriving in Guayaquil I did not know what to expect but to simply meet my friend Chris and to take the flight to the unique Galapagos islands the day after. Guayaquil is apparently the “New York” of Ecuador, the country’s engine of commerce (this is what I thought before going to Galapagos, lol).
This time the challenge was not to deal with the bureaucracy of the border patrol or corrupt officers but with a mean food poisoning from the day before in Mancora. I should not have had the fried calamari’s even though they were delicious at the time.