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Roadside attractions in the Amazon

Beginning our ascent

There are such things as physical oases and mental oases. Sometimes they coincide but not always. We just woke from a physical one that we found at dusk last night: a roof with a creek running alongside for our post ride bath. It was far from a mental oasis in that we had a fitful […]

Pacific paradise

A series of mad dash bus tranfers, topped by a driver who impatiently began to back up the bus while the guys were still loading our bikes underneath, made for an adventurous arrival to the coast. Our first stop at Montañita was dictated by the bus with the largest cargo hold (we’re always keenly aware […]

Blue Footed Boobie on Isla de la Plata