Salt, salt and more salt

Salt, salt and more salt

After many days in La Paz to repair my bike and recover from food poisoning (apparently almost inevitable in Bolivia), I take the road to southwestern Bolivia. Several hundred kilometers of not very exciting roads allow me to arrive in Sabbaya, a small village close to the Salar de Coipasa. Reunion in Salty environment I'm starting to roll, ready to cross the Salar de Coipasa. There are tracks everywhere that go in every way possible. I choose one that traces…

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Sports debut in Bolivia

Sports debut in Bolivia

This is finally the sequel to South America: Bolivia. After the border Always with Mary and Alex, we pass the geographical border then after the passage of a pass down to the small village of Puerto Acosta. We can have lunch for just over a euro directly in the kitchen of the restaurant, it is rather atypical. We move to the border and customs post for entry formalities in the country. The other two pairs of French tourists join us,…

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Resume and video of Peru

Resume and video of Peru

Now it's time to make a little recap of my visit to Peru. Recap Peru Kilometers travelled By bike: 540 By bus: ~ 1900 By taxi: ~ 250 Peru has been a great experience very rich in discoveries for me. This is the first time I have travelled to South America and I really do not speak very well Spanish (I have improved since then), so the displacement was total as soon as I arrived. I thank Gonzalez who joined…

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Towards Titicaca and Bolivia

Towards Titicaca and Bolivia

It is time for me to say goodbye to Cusco and resume ZigZag for good. Indeed, since I am in Peru I do not pedal a lot of kilometers and it is time to head to Bolivia. This is a quick summary these weeks cycling to reach the lake and move to Bolivia. Pedaling in the Andes After a short week of rest in Cusco to enjoy its sublime markets, panoramas and very quiet life, I get back in the…

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Cusco-Part 2

Cusco-Part 2

Salkantay Trek – Day 3 Waking up at the camp around 6 a.m.: The day is long but flat. It rains at the beginning of the day, but it adds a little charm to this jungle. We continue to walk and climb the valley in a good atmosphere. We cross along a few small shops allowing hikers like us to refuel a minimum in chocolate bars, ice cream and drinks. The lush jungle is rather friendly, you can see immense…

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Cusco – Part 1

Cusco – Part 1

Rest and direction Cusco This long accomplished Santa Cruz trek, we take a few days off to Huraraz and enjoy its wonderful market and its very affordable restaurants. Time is not of the warmer, so we do not perform other trek. We therefore return to Lima by bus because Guigui must already join our country and I plan to go to Cusco for the rest of my adventures. the capital is an obligatory passage down more to the South. After…

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Santa Cruz – Part 2

Santa Cruz – Part 2

Second and last part of this fabulous trek. Santa Cruz – day 2 Wake up to 4200 meters, alone, surrounded by mountains. It was a cold night, there's frost on the tents, we want the Sun, fast! We walk 500 meters to reach a corner in the Sun and a river for water supply. We took the opportunity to take a breakfast and thus attack the long climb to the col de Union serenely. 500 meters of altitude to reach…

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Santa Cruz – Part 1

Santa Cruz – Part 1

After two small acclimatization hikes, it was time for us (Guigui and me) to attack the serious stuff. So getting ready for five days of trek in the Huascaran national park. In the middle of the white Cordillera, the Park is the name of the highest mountain of the Peru. Preparation and adventures Our bags of about 15 kilos are ready with tents, beds, water and a good amount of food bags; We can take a bus direction Yungay. After…

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