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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Moai

It's also quite tropical as well.
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Rapa-Nui-Easter-Island/i-DTGxMqb/1/M/IMG_2127-M.jpg

This was an Aussie bloke who I gave a lift to, I liked the mirrored image...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Riding On...

Out on the bike again

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Rapa-Nui-Easter-Island/i-34Wf3gx/0/L/P1020097-L.jpg

I love the rugged coastline, it reminds me a bit of home, where the cliffs are...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Well spotted

:rofl:rofl
that is a great lookalike
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Volcanoes and Bikes

The next morning I'm up early and climbing up the side of another extinct volcano to enjoy the view from the top...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Replies

Yes, it's true the moai face inland - they are supposed to represent the ancestors, and by having them facing inland they are watching over the villagers and keeping them safe from harm and evil.

...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Heads etc

I just can't get enough of these heads, they are everywhere, some with fancy hats...

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Rapa-Nui-Easter-Island/i-K8S3NRQ/0/M/IMG_2121-M.jpg


And this is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Looking Around

It's my first day and I'm on foot exploring, and walking into town. Photos don't usually show how windy it is, but this one does...

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Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Talking It's about a six hour flight from Chile, endless...

It's about a six hour flight from Chile, endless hours of ocean and then suddenly the island appears.

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Rapa-Nui-Easter-Island/i-bdT3vzZ/0/L/Rapa%20Nui-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Hello

Thank you, part of the reason the two reports ended up back to back was because I was away in South America while still writing up the Ladies in Ladakh trip. It's tricky keeping an RR current and up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Talking What's Available

That was the sort of thing I was expecting, but I got lucky :D

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Rapa-Nui-Easter-Island/i-6wVvzjj/0/M/IMG_2213-M.jpg


I'm getting ahead of myself here...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Riding Rapa Nui - Easter Island

I had finished leading a group through northern Chile, Bolivia and Peru and was at a loose end in Santaigo, the capital of Chile. I found myself looking out across the Pacific Ocean, on the far side...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb The Final Word...

Delhi - a whirlwind of colours, sounds and smells

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-rhftsd3/0/M/IMG_1114-M.jpg

Children selling pens in the road
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Goodbye India

We had a couple of days in Delhi

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-PH8f2gh/0/M/IMG_1107-M.jpg

getting around in tuk-tuks (auto rickshaws)
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cry Final Riding Day

A bittersweet experience, knowing that this was our last day of riding but what incredible surroundings to be riding through
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Moving On

We'd had an incredible time in the Nubra Valley, but it was time to leave, the view from my window looked like this
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-H6wnpCf/0/M/IMG_1056-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Sand Riding

Barbara went first

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-X5S2VgQ/0/M/IMG_3106-M.jpg

she got halfway up the sand dune...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb More Importantly though...

It's THAT time of year again, when the ADV Secret Santa thread has started in the Inmates section - it's a lot of fun-

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1017669

Step 1. Read the info...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Eek whoops

a distraction and a realisation that some of my photos are not on this PC that I'm using...so a little taster
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-79fRG5d/0/L/IMG_1045-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Sandy Tales

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-gxzDNwW/0/M/IMG_3119-M.jpg
I was determined to ride my Enfield in the sand- somewhat unsuitable choice of bike and tyres for the task - but it HAD to be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Desert Adventures

It was time to head into the sand dunes
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-j8bZkqt/0/M/IMG_1036-M.jpg

Like desert areas in most parts of the world, there are camels here...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,073
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Thanks

Great video :clap- so many wonderful roads up there and memories of every inch of them!

Thanks for posting up
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Travels

It was great thanks Jenna, we had some incredible riding days, including the Road of Death. Such a contrast to the Ladakh trip, from Enfields through the Himalayas to BMW's across the Andes.
A...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Diskit

We've ridden across the valley to the Maitreya Buddha statue at Diskit Monastery.

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-r5gj95S/0/M/IMG_0964-M.jpg

We go closer...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Diskit Monastery

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-GBBJFH3/0/M/IMG_0975-M.jpg

The Monastery is up a steep twisty road (hmmm, thinking about it, that describes most places in Ladakh :D)
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Loitering in the Nubra Valley

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-8BpnMH5/0/M/IMG_3039-M.jpg


We'd headed down to the river with our local friends, the kids were there, catching fish....
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Nubra and Loving It

We're at the far end of the Nubra Valley

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-5/i-936GwJr/1/M/IMG_0947-M.jpg

-by the way, anyone else hoping to head this way - don't forget...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Nubra Valley 2

Up on the hillsides, it's still quite a dry landscape

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-4/i-cDLZkqs/0/M/IMG_0894-M.jpg

the roads are not in great condition, but the lack of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Nubra Valley

We're heading into the green Nubra Valley

http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-KP9pxcS/0/M/DSC_0021%20%283%29-M.jpg

A lunch stop where even the loo has a lovely view
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Still Heading Down

That was the only opportunity I had to take photos as we rode through the snow, I shepherded (shouldn't that be shepherdessed?) my group down until we were out of the snow and meltwater, onto flatter...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 What Goes Up...

I've got a feeling that I used that as a title previously - but hey, we're in th eHimalayas and these are the highest mountains in the world and so there is a LOT of going up and down.

We'd been...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cry Oh dear

Damn, just lost another whole page - not sure if this one was even my fault, will have to re-do it as smaller sections.

But first I'm going to re-fill my wine glass- where is the wine waiter when...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Eek Getting There

OK, I'm making some inroads in this RR and the mountain of photos I have to go with it.
I've just cracked open the wine (Bordeaux if you're interested) and I'm settling in to write a bit more though...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Convoy Blues

Tell me about it - they drastically reduced our chai-drinking sessions, we'd be gulping down our drinks and pulling our helmets on each time we saw them come grinding around the bend towards us. We...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Questions

Glad you've been enjoying it, and yes, I know some of you would like more details, but I think I would be here until Easter writing it up if I did - or perhaps you can move in for a couple of weeks...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Thumb Khardung La

We bade faewell to our military hosts, ahead it starts to get a bit more tricky. Pausing to take photos, I sent my ladies on in front of me - only a guide (or an anxious mother) can spot her brood on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 Khardung La

Just lost a page of photos and comments - my own fault because I dropped something on the floor, it rolled behind the modem/tower thingy then as I stretched down to reach it which meant laying my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Laugh Cocktail Hour

It's no easy task to find alcohol let alone cocktails in Ladakh Steve, this was one of our more strenuous days :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Cool2 On the Road

Riding back to Leh
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Indian-Takeaway-4/i-BV7G56d/1/M/IMG_0825-M.jpg

I'm trying to work out which will be the best route to take, we've got the option of a bridge...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Sights in Ladakh

Getting back on track with the current RR. The Himalayas, my favourite mountain range
http://tiffanystravels.smugmug.com/Ladakh-3/i-KKCbZsK/0/L/IMG_2905-L.jpg

We're in an area to the west of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,755
Posted By Tiffany
Talking Madagascar

For those who may have missed that RR, here is a link to Mapless in Madagascar

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=921029
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