The Uyuni Salt Lake Flats and the Lagunas Route have been on our list for quite a while. We wanted to go through there, really. But we have been two weeks to late. The rain caught up to us… The whole salt flat was flooded so it was not possible, or better it was not advisable to enter it with our motorcycles. We heard of 6 guys did it the other day and only 2 motorcycles have been running afterwards. The other 4 still got problems even after 3 weeks. So we decided to book a guided tour with a 4by4… And that was a good decision. We rode in three days about 1000km through tough volcanic and desert terrain; deep sand, bull dust, rocks…
On the bike on the usual route we would have seen only a fraction of it.
We thought more than once “Uhhhh, lucky us we got 4 wheels!”. Sometimes
the accommodation was more than basic and we have been lucky that we
had our sleeping bags with us. Would have been great if we would have
had the tent too…. But all in all it was a great trip and we had a lot
Yes, what to say…? Our last up-date is about a month ago; Christmas is over and a new year started already a while ago. There is no really excuse; yes we do have rarely internet and if so it is pretty often bad. But the truth is probably that we explore so many things and we do see so many impressive places which make it difficult to capture, select and sort. The high altitude was challenging us and yes, maybe we became a little bit lazy as well. Sorry for that!
We spent a
fabulous time in Peru, we saw gorgeous places in Bolivia and we are just
planning to cross from Argentina to Chile for a change. It would be by far too
much giving you details about all this fantastic places we have been. To
quicken the appetite we will show you some `cross over pictures´ here. And one
of these days we hopefully make it to tell you more about all these magic
places as Pato Canyon, Lima, Paracas, Huacachina, the Nazca Lines, Cusco, Macho
Picchu, Titicaca Lake, the Salar de Uyuni, Lagoona Route…
So we hope
you all had a good start into the New Year and enjoy following our travel!