MenuBlogVisited RegionsPeru 2Bolivia 2ArgentinaChile 2BoliviaChilePeruEcuadorColombiaVariousRouteInfoContact meOther JourneysSite en françaisSelected region: Chile Meeting bikers — 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... read more Laguna Chaxa — 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... read more Excursions around San Pedro de Atacama — 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... read more El Tatio to San Pedro de Atacama — 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... read more El Tatio Geysers — 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... read more Backcountry route to El Tatio — 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... read more La Noria and the Pintados Geoglyphs — 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... read more Humberstone and Santa Laura — 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... read more Protests in Chile — 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... read more Iquique to Pisagua — 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... read more More awesomeness in the north — 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... read more Salar de Surire — 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... read more Las Vicuñas National Reserve — 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... read more Lauca National Park — 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... read more Exploring Northern Chile — 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... read more Arica and around — 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... read more Copyright © 2010-2023 Jocelyn Ouellet. All rights reserved.