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

Selected region: Peru

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Oct 20, 2019  —   Peru
While stopping close to the ocean, I stumbled upon this peculiar fishing area. I don't know which kind of shell they are, but I think it was fairly excessive...
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Oct 19, 2019  —   Peru
After Nazca, I make a detour towards the mountains before going back to the coast. I want to see a fairly rare species of animal; the guanaco. I visited...
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Oct 16, 2019  —   Peru
The first time I passed through the village of El Chaco, gateway to the Paracas National Reserve, I saw way too many tourists for my taste and I was completely...
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Oct 14, 2019  —   Peru
The cañon de los Perdidos is often translated as the Lost Canyon, but I prefer the name Canyon of the Lost People. Indeed, before reaching the region...
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Oct 13, 2019  —   Peru
The site of Cahuachi was an important ceremonial centre of the Nazca culture, from AD 1 to 500.The site of 1.5 km2 contains more than 40 mounds topped...
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Oct 12, 2019  —   Peru
This small museum is dedicated to Maria Reiche, an archeologist and mathematician who devoted a large part of her life to the study and conservation of...
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Oct  6, 2019  —   Peru
Tambo Colorado has been a military and urban administrative centre around AD 1140 and 1532.The complex was built with adobe bricks following the tradition...
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Oct  2, 2019  —   Peru
Huancavelica is an old mining town founded in 1571. The main resources of the region were mercury and silver. When the mine was operating, the town has...
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Oct  1, 2019  —   Peru
This itinerary of 220 kilometres was very interesting since there were so many llamas in the fields (especially near the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Reserve). At...
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Sep 29, 2019  —   Peru
Vilca, as the two other villages shown in this post, is located in the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve.It is a pretty and quiet village where the...
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Sep 27, 2019  —   Peru
The Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve protects a mix of magnificent snowy mountains, bright blue-green lakes, canyons, and rivers.It's not a hidden...
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Sep 26, 2019  —   Peru
After more than one week in Lima, I am heading to the Central Highlands. From San Mateo, I leave the main road behind and head into the outback.It was...
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Sep 19, 2019  —   Peru
Back on the coast after a few weeks in the mountains. The archeological site of Cerro Sechín dates from 1600 BC, and was discovered in 1937.The main...
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Sep 14, 2019  —   Peru
After the canyons, I took a few days off in the town of Caraz.From my hotel room, I was seeing the Cordillera Blanca. A magnificent show just after sunset...
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Sep 10, 2019  —   Peru
In the region I am about to visit, the most famous canyon is Cañon del Pato or, in English, Canyon of the Duck. However, before reaching that canyon...
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Sep  8, 2019  —   Peru
One of my favourite activities; no history to read, no need to speak a foreign language, no schedule to follow...Just the simple pleasure of driving my...
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Sep  6, 2019  —   Peru
Around Huamachuco, three sites are worth a visit if you like ruins from ancient civilizations. Even if you don't like ruins, I recommend a quick visit...
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Sep  5, 2019  —   Peru
A nice drive in the Andean Mountains over a distance of about 150 kilometres.The altitude is around 2750 metres. Second day driving toward Huamachuco...
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Sep  3, 2019  —   Peru
The church, also known as Santuario Virgen del Rosario de Polloc, is also a very interesting excursion around Cajamarca.It is one of the nicest churches...
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Sep  2, 2019  —   Peru
Cumbemayo is an astounding example of pre-Inca engineering. This aqueduct, built more than 2000 years ago, extends over an incredible length of 9 kilometres...
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Sep  1, 2019  —   Peru
Now it is time to leave the coast and to head into the Andes Mountains.After the grey sky of the coast, the pure air, blue sky, and awesome landscapes...
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Aug 30, 2019  —   Peru
El Brujo consists of three different structures (huaca), with one that is especially impressive for its mural reliefs.The complex was mainly used from...
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Aug 28, 2019  —   Peru
Pimentel is a nice coastal village located 12 km from Chiclayo. During the high season, its beaches are busy with numerous locals. The beach is suitable...
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Aug 24, 2019  —   Peru
The Sicán culture thrived in the Lambayeque region from AD 750 to 1375. The Nation Museum of Sicán shows some beautiful golden artefacts from that culture...
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Aug 22, 2019  —   Peru
The Pacific Coast of Northern Peru is a mix of beauty and horror. There are few nice villages and small towns with nice beaches, but the majority of the...