A few months ago i did a motorcycle trip through Bolivia, Peru and Equador

  1. Can you do this trip renting a car? (I can’t ride a motorcycle)… Or would that complicate things?

  2. was the book just fun and inspiring or did it actually help prepare you for the trip? I want to do something very similar next year

  3. I watched a YouTube video where a group of bikers did a trip around the Mexican Peninsula and it made me want to do that so bad. I've never ridden a motorcycle and never really wanted to, but the idea of a trip like that is really enticing

  4. was the book just fun and inspiring or did it actually help prepare you for the trip? I want to do something very similar next year

  5. What were the border crossings like? I was actually in Colombia on a moto trip south when the pandemic hit. Ended up getting a job before it was over.

  6. Can you do this trip renting a car? (I can’t ride a motorcycle)… Or would that complicate things?

  7. Can you do this trip renting a car? (I can’t ride a motorcycle)… Or would that complicate things?

  8. There’s a documentary on Apple TV you might like called Long Way Up — Ewan McGregor and another motorcyclist ride the Pan American Highway from the tip of Argentina to LA on motorcycles.

  9. Long way around also. I think they even did a 2nd long way up and you also have the Marley brothers Africa trip also

  10. They ARE amazing. Not friendly or outgoing in my experience, though, so this sentiment is not something I hear a lot of.

  11. In 2014 I was 24 (f) and I lived in Peru for 6 months in a small town and did a ton of travelling alone within the country. Peru is safe. I didn't travel between countries but South America is pretty tourist friendly

  12. Find someone to do it with! I just went alone because my girlfriend had no time to come, but i am sure i would have had just as much fun with her

  13. I'm traveling from Alaska to Argentina on a motorcycle solo. I am a man, but along the way ive met 2 other girls doing similar trips alone. You can do it! In general, in Latin America, tourists are treated with a lot of respect, even women. Obviously keep your head on a swivel amd use commen sense, but it is very possible for anyone to do. And practice your spanish! Makes everything easier and more enjoyable if you can communicate well. Especially traveling solo

  14. Check out the books "Lois on the Loose" by Lois Price and "Lone Rider" by Elizabet Beard, both accounts by women who travelled by motorbike solo and both are a good read to boot :-)

  15. I totally recommend Lois Pryce - her first book "Lois on the Loose" is her riding a small bike from Alaska to Uishia in the tip of South America. She was a solo traveller for most of it - met up with some people but not really planned. And no experience with that sort of thing what-so-ever

  16. I lived in Ecuador in 2014 and when I quit my job around Christmas, traveled around South America alone-ish for like four months.

  17. In 2014 I was 24 (f) and I lived in Peru for 6 months in a small town and did a ton of travelling alone within the country. Peru is safe. I didn't travel between countries but South America is pretty tourist friendly

  18. Beautiful, this is my dream trip. How was it getting a motorbike and how difficult is it to drive between countries? Like I know Thailand doesn't let Viet plated bikes into the country, was there anything similar there?

  19. I did similar trip, about 2,000 miles in Chile & Argentina and then shorter one in Ecuador. Basically nothing like being out there on a motorcycle on your own. Life changing in my opinion.

  20. These brought back some great memories! As an ignorant 23 year old I climbed El Misti on a whim in 2012 when backpacking through Arequipa. All I had was a hand drawn map from the taxi driver to guide me up the mountain. Thanks for the post!

  21. These brought back some great memories! As an ignorant 23 year old I climbed El Misti on a whim in 2012 when backpacking through Arequipa. All I had was a hand drawn map from the taxi driver to guide me up the mountain. Thanks for the post!

  22. Amazing. Did a backpacking trip from the most southern tip of Argentina to the most northern tip of Colombia with my then gf (now wife) back about 8 or so years ago. Met so many guys on bikes doing the same trip and it's on my bucket list to go back and do. Especially loved Bolivia.

  23. Not OP but I am on a similar trip (longer actually, Alaska to Argentina on a moto) and currently in Ecuador. Every country has slightly different rules and requirements. Off the top of my head I know Costa Rica, Colombia, and Peru require insurance which you pay for when you cross the border. Every country requires a TIP (temporary importation permit) of some sort. Some countries its just paperwork and its free, other countries charge a fee (maybe up to and around $30USD). In order to obtain the TIP you need to show proof of ownership. I carry the title of the bike with me. You can probably get away with just your state registration but mine is expired since ive been out of the US for more than a year. Honestly, the officials dont really know what theyre looking at usually. They just want a document that shows your name, matching your passport, and your VIN, matching your bike/vehicle.

  24. Having a Pisco Sour while you look over the plaza in Arequipa with Misti looming is one of the world's most incredible places.

  25. The upperclass of peru consists mostly of koalas, who rule over country with a furry yet iron fist as the old Incan kings did. They dictate that eucaliptus trees are planted everywhere so as to please them. In return they spare the lives of the urban poor.

  26. They are planted because they grow fast and grow just about anywhere, and were often planted in swampy areas to dry them out, as a weapon against mosquito born diseases like malaria. They are an invasive species though and the wood is not much good for anything except telegraph poles or firewood.

  27. Great photos! If you could pick only one specific location to recommend for staying a week or more, which would it be?

  28. In and around Cusco, called the Sacred Valley. Cusco was the best city i visited, and the landscape around it is amazing. All the great inca ruins certainly help!

  29. Omg I was just thinking about this yesterday. You’re pictures are amazing! And inspiring. Any thoughts or advice for someone taking in an adventure like this?

  30. The way i did it, and recommend everyone does it, is make a concrete plan! Many people, me included have dreams of "future travel" but tomorrow never comes, it is always today. so you have to start planning today!

  31. They are collecting salt water, letting it dry, and collecting the salt! It's about as simple a way as you can do this! Almost no capital needed, just labour! Sadly, this is partly why so many kids were working there, cheap labour

  32. I had a beer with 4 old Bolivian guys, who said i reminded them of their grandson ( i am a young looking 26 y.o) they kept buying me alcohol and joking around with me, such a rad memory

  33. OP doesnt seem to be actually answering many questions, but I am on a trip from Alaska to Argentina on a motorcycle and can answer some. For cost, I budget $1200/month. That includes everything from lodging (I stay mostly in hostels, but sometines hotels or airbnb, and also camp - both wild camping and designated campgrounds) to food and fuel and bike maintenance (oil changes, brakes, filters, tires, etc) It can be done cheaper if you only camp, and only cook for yourself. I like to eat at restaurants and meet people and go out, so I spend a little more.

  34. How does one get started with planning a trip like this? Did you buy a motorcycle then sell it or did you rent?

  35. nothing bad happened at all! the roads can be a bit unsafe at night/ when they are wet. Some roads are super high up, so if you fall off the road, its light out i suppose!

  36. I slipped down a hill and fell off my bike. I ended up 2 meters from a sheer cliffside. Had i been going slightly faster i would have slipped further down.

  37. I'd like to do that, but as a girl it could be insecure if I do it alone. It would be nice to have more free time to do it too!

  38. How was Peru with their covid restrictions? Are you boosted? Did you find that restaurants and hostels/airbnbs required 2 or 3 dose proof?

  39. Nice pictures and i'm sure it was an unbelievable experience, looking trough your pictures it looks like you missed out on the adventurous road between LA Paz and RuRRENABAQUE and then Rurre to Trinidad. any reason in particular?

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