It is early. Too early! Not even 6 hours sleep after an exhausting day on the motorcycle (“how to organize a tour to Machu Picchu”). It is 4:45 am and I am getting ready to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. This was at least the plan…
What a day!!!!! It took me longer than expected to get to Aguas Calientes… Half way through it started to get foggy and pretty cold with around 5 degrees Celsius. And of course if that would have not been enough it also started to rain… A great combination.
I was looking forward to ride the mountain ranges of the Andes again and after an early start and a small breakfast I was on my way to my destination of the day, Cusco – the gateway to Machu Pichu.
Puerto Maldonado is not just a great place for hanging out and enjoying the Peruvian gastronomy but also an excellent hub to explore the rich biodiversity of the Amazon in the Tambopata National Park.
Dominik of @zenmotero drops wisdom for all overland travelers in this weeks Podcast. Much like life itself, your method of adventure will come in endless styles. However the life learnings and experiences lived in each community, each culture will always be what stands out the most. Chris and Lisa, GHT Overland Podcast
After a typical Brazilian “café da manhã” (breakfast) with “pão de queijo” (Cheese bread), “misto” (Cheese-Ham-Sandwich) and cafe I hit the road again. A short detour lead me back to the main road and I was on my way to Peru, the Amazon and Machu Pichu…
I had again a long day ahead of me… this time not on a ferry but on “Fury” my motorcycle. Marianna wanted to explore the Amazon in Peru and we agreed to meet in Puerto Maldonado. Reaching the “border town” in one day was impossible and so I decided to split the journey into 2 […]
“The tributaries of the Rio Negro are teeming with music. On the outskirts of Manaus, capital of the Amazonas province, there is a symphony of unparalleled variety – the call of the yellow-rumped cacique bird, the cadences of cicadas, the cacophony of capuchin monkeys. When the water is calm, you can hear the clicking of […]
Queijo, queijo… Queijo, queijo… Queijo, queijo… What the hell?! It is 5 o’clock in the morning and an Amazon River boat vendor is trying to sell his cheese to the people on board of the Amazonian star.