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Old 11-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #151
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Looks like you got one helluva day at Machu Piccu.

...and that hostel looks very familiar.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #152
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PBS just had a special on TV about MP. And you were there. Cool!

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:03 AM   #153
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Looks like you got one helluva day at Machu Piccu.

...and that hostel looks very familiar.
Hey Len: yeah MP is amazing really peaceful for some reason, the hostal was really comfortable and the name seems to get passed from biker to biker, great place to meet people

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:08 AM   #154
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one of the better pics I have seen of MP on ADV



Nice Shots

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:34 AM   #155
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Great shots of Machu Picchu.

Was there last summer and thought it exceeded the hype - one of the few places that can do that.

While in Cusco, during your down time, don't miss Norton Rats bar. A biker place just off the zócalo.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:28 PM   #156
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Great shots of Machu Picchu.

Was there last summer and thought it exceeded the hype - one of the few places that can do that.

While in Cusco, during your down time, don't miss Norton Rats bar. A biker place just off the zócalo.
Hey Trice good to hear from you, sad to say we're way down the road heading for the Salar but we did manage to get to Nortons Rat a time or five, went to Paddy's across the road from Nortons as well, they boast of being the highest Irish Pub in the world and the food is good there

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:22 PM   #157
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Congratulations Phil on making it to one of my Bucket list places to visit. Every time I see a pic from MP I feel something in my soul, I hope you got that feeling while visiting, Cheers-Fred
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #158
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Congratulations Phil on making it to one of my Bucket list places to visit. Every time I see a pic from MP I feel something in my soul, I hope you got that feeling while visiting, Cheers-Fred
Hey Fred, I'm glad your still following, yeah as I said I sat and just stared at the mountains for about an hour, I found it just a peaceful, peaceful place.

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #159
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Well, heading off down the road to La Paz but first Lake Titicacha

on the road the landscape is beautiful



but the idea is to get across the Bolivian border and into Copacabana and the famous Lake Titicacha



view from our balcony, our room was 4 floors up and at that altitude it was a tough climb



the town was very nice as well



the3 centro



and the local people were exceedingly small




we managed to take a couple of boat trips out to the Isla de la Sola and the Isla de la luna, these islands are credited as the birthplace of the Inca empire









the tombstones in the local graveyard were really interesting to prowl around



with the locals doing extremely well in the tourist trade



Next: off to La Paz and a surprise
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #160
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We had to grab a ferry across a small neck of Lake Titicacha



for Pete's sake watch where your putting your side stand



the tires don't look too bad in the picture but they were due for a change in La Paz

La Paz was a combination of well kept and run down








but the people of the city were very nice and really friendly



the air in the city was amazingly bad though and it's easy to figure out why



but the real surprise was after we checked into the hotel we found out the next day was census day in Bolivia and nobody was allowed on the streets, everybody had to stay home and they really meant it, we went out the next day to take some pictures and the policia caught us within a block and ordered us very nicely to get back to our hotel and stay there, so bike maintainance day it was

getting our tires changed



and the shop that was willing to change them with 2 minutes notice


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Old 11-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #161
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Hi Phil!

Still with Guillermo on the road?

Where are you guy's now?

We're in Valpo for service.


See you soon ?


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Old 11-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #162
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Hi Phil!

Still with Guillermo on the road?

Where are you guy's now?

We're in Valpo for service.


See you soon ?


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Hey Werner, yup still travelling together, we're in Antofagasta right now heading toward you at a faster pace these days, will see you soon
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #163
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Soooooo...

How many miles DID you get on those K60s?

Jan told me on the phone your rear tire was still good and you needed just a front for now?

TIRE REVIEW THREAD, NOW!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #164
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after finishing with the tires we headed out south aiming for the Salar de Uyuni and wasting no time doing it, we managed to get caught twice with radar by the policia but silver tounge Guillarmo talked our way out of trickets which I have to add we richly deserved, my wife asked me if I got some pictures of the stops but I didn't dare take any

arrived at Oruno for the night and grabbed a hotel



got up early to hit the road found the ATMs wouldn't give me any money and when we tried to find gas there was none to be had after checking in about 15 stations, after much heavy thinking decided to head out of town to try and find gas on the highway

the station that saved us, I rolled in on fumes after putting in my stove gas as well



time for lunch as well





and the scenery was spectacular again







the little town of Potosi is a great little place, lots of art everywhere





and the architecture was great






Next up: the famous Salar De Uyuni

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #165
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Soooooo...

How many miles DID you get on those K60s?

Jan told me on the phone your rear tire was still good and you needed just a front for now?

TIRE REVIEW THREAD, NOW!
good lord your demanding, I managed to get better than 29,000km out of them, the front was gone and I could have gone further on the rear but decided not to end up in the middle of nowhere (and you really can be in the middle of nowhere in Bolivia) with no tire left so changed that as well

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