South America 2019-202x
unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Selected region: Chile

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Nov 28, 2019  —   Chile
In San Pedro de Atacama, in the Chilean desert, I met Steve and Priscilla, a couple from California. They bought motorbikes in Peru and want to go down...
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Nov 25, 2019  —   Chile
In the middle of the Atacama Salt Flat, the Laguna Chaxa is one of the most visited sites near San Pedro. In the morning, numerous tourists gather to...
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Nov 21, 2019  —   Chile
The region around San Pedro de Atacama is bursting with fantastic landscapes. During about a week, I make excursions for discovering high mountains, and...
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Nov 20, 2019  —   Chile
Looking at the map, you will notice I made a big detour through the city of Calama after leaving the El Tatio Geysers. I was not in need of any supply...
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Nov 18, 2019  —   Chile
The El Tatio Geysers are a very popular attraction visited from San Pedro de Atacama. Over an area of 10 km2, one can admire numerous geysers, steaming...
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Nov 17, 2019  —   Chile
I am now heading in the backcountry and the high mountains of the Andes Mountains. I am still in the great Desert of Atacama which still offers me superb...
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Nov 16, 2019  —   Chile
La Noria is another oficina salitrera, a mining town where lives were revolving around digging for saltpetre used in nitrate plants.Nowadays, there are...
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Nov 14, 2019  —   Chile
Nowadays, Humberstone is an interesting ghost town. In its heyday, it was a lively town with a grand theatre, a large swing pool, a ballroom, a school...
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Nov 12, 2019  —   Chile
Surprise! It is a national protest day in Chile. All around the country, the main roads have been blocked for many hours.I am at the entrance of the village...
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Nov 11, 2019  —   Chile
Following the breakdown of my motorbike in the Huasco salt flat, members of the group offered me to stay a few days in their bunker. One of theirs, with...
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Nov  7, 2019  —   Chile
Small church lost in the middle of nowhere. There was nobody around the place. The village of Isluga is vacant during a large portion of the year. It...
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Nov  6, 2019  —   Chile
Salar de Surire Natural Monument is an enormous salt flat (with borax) located at an altitude of 4245 metres. It is almost entirely contained within the...
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Nov  5, 2019  —   Chile
I continue to drive in this reserve located directly south of the Lauca National Park. It is a region with fantastic landscapes.Curiously, I didn't see...
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Nov  3, 2019  —   Chile
Starting from Putre, I begin several days of an expedition in the high mountains of northern Chile. I will pass through several parks and salars (salt...
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Nov  1, 2019  —   Chile
From Arica, I did a few excursions in the backcountry, but without reaching the highlands. My first loop was on the route called the Missions Road, then...
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Oct 29, 2019  —   Chile
After an easy crossing at the border, my first stop is Arica. Even with a population of 233,000 inhabitants, the city is pleasant and calm. It is a very...