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Laotian bathing

Laotian bathing

Version française disponible ici.  From our firsts kilometres in the middle of the Laotian mountains, we were immersed in its jungle and humidity. The tropical climate and deep forest were favorable to waterfalls in a lush nature. Indeed, Laos is well-known for its exceptional waterfalls with vertiginous heights, clear waters and its peaceful atmosphere. No …

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Laotian experiences

Laotian experiences

Version française disponible ici.  a 35-hour journey to change of culture Flying 10 000 metres above the sea level in a plane, it was like being between two worlds. Like the Rayman character in the video game of the same name, we were moving forward, following the dotted line shown on the map of our screen, without asking any …

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On the Laotian roads

On the Laotian roads

Version française disponible ici.  Far away from our sidecars, we can’t compare our experiences on the Asian roads to the ones we had with our loyal Ural on the roads of South of America. In spite of this, our stay in Laos was rich of adventures on the various roads and paths of this country. …

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Luang Prabang – 10 days – 305 metres above sea level

Luang Prabang – 10 days – 305 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  We reached Luang-Prabang with a Toyota mini-van, privatised with air-con. We did a 7 hours journey with a basic comfort in spite of the roadworks. Indeed, the Chinese are investing in the Laotian mountains by building dams and railways meaning big works and parts of the road with many potholes and …

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Luang Namtha – 8 days – 547 metres above sea level

Luang Namtha – 8 days – 547 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici After 56 hours of travelling, we arrived on the Asian continent after leaving Montevideo and the South-American continent, two days ago. It was in Chiang Rai that we started our stay in South-Eastern Asia. We spent a few days in this city in the North of Thailand to get some rest …

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Travel tips – The crossing of the Atlantic Ocean for two sidecars

Travel tips – The crossing of the Atlantic Ocean for two sidecars

Version française disponible ici.  The adventure starts from the travel preparations. We need to think about our future daily life. Make choices and concessions which will draw the main steps of our adventure. This begins with the choice of the means of transport and then the potential itinerary… 1 year and 7 months before our …

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Uruguayan bathing

Uruguayan bathing

Version française disponible ici Quarries of Riachuelo (Coordinates: 34°26’36.0″S 57°43’30.5″W) Since many years, Uruguay is a country focused on the Atlantic Ocean. To understand the relationship between the country and the ocean, we need to go back to the past.  At the 18th century, there was only a vast meadow surrounding the port of Montevideo. With …

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Uruguayan encounter

Uruguayan encounter

Version française disponible ici.  Jorge and the sailing knots After visiting the historic city of Colonia de Sacramento, we went alongside the plane trees of the ancient road leading to Montevideo. A few kilometres after the exit of “Colonia”, we turned to the left after the village of Riachuelo to take a small road going …

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On the Uruguayan borders

On the Uruguayan borders

Version française disponible ici.  Early in the morning, we left Gualeguaychu, the last city of Argentina. Before the border, we went to the petrol station to give our last Pesos in exchange of a few litres of petrol. 20 kilometres further, we crossed the Argentinian border and the bridge spanning the Uruguay river to reach the country …

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Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast – 7 days – 43 metres above the sea level

Montevideo and the Uruguayan coast – 7 days – 43 metres above the sea level

Version française disponible ici.  It was after crossing the bridge spanning the Uruguay river that we entered in the last country of South of America for this trip. After a few kilometres, it was lunch time. We stopped in the small city of Dolores. We opted for a sandwich in a little shop. We met …

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Argentinian bathing

Argentinian bathing

Version française disponible ici.  With its 3,989 km of coasts to the West and the famous Andin lakes to the East ; Argentina is a type of aquatic country. However, during the 34 days travelling across the country, the dives and fresh swims were not the most memorable. For example, there was the swim on …

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Argentinian encounters

Argentinian encounters

Version française disponible ici.  Juan Carlos from Bajo Caracoles We arrived at the end of the afternoon in Bajo Caracoles, a little windy village. We started to look for a sheltered place to camp. There was a small sign indicating a campsite ; but nobody was there to give us some details. We looked for …

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Argentinian experiences

Argentinian experiences

Version française disponible ici. A night in a caravan in El Chalten For our second night in El Chalten, an evening of thunderstorms with strong gusts was planned. So, we decided to privilege another kind of accommodation adapted to our budget rather than our tents. After looking the different rent options, we finally opted for …

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Argentinian night spots

Argentinian night spots

Version française disponible ici. During our journey on the Argentinian roads, our budget didn’t allow us to get a roof and a bed every night. So, we mainly camped. But camping in the nature or on an official campsite was not always relaxing.  We went through two days of storms and heavy rain in Gualeguaychu. …

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On the Argentinian roads

On the Argentinian roads

Version française disponible ici. The Ruta 40 is the most famous road of the country. It crosses the country from North to South over 5000 kilometres from La Quiaca city, located at the Bolivian border, to the Cap Virgenes located at the entry of the Strait of Magellan. Ruta 40 is a symbol due to …

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From Buenos Aires to the Uruguayan border – 8 days – 25 metres above sea level

From Buenos Aires to the Uruguayan border – 8 days – 25 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  We entered in the urban area by the Ruta 8 and the dual carriageway. The trafic was important but manageable. A cycling path was going along the highway where a cyclist team was training.  We have been invited by Ricardo, met a few weeks ago on the Chilean Carratera Australe. He …

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From Ushuaïa to the Argentinian capital – 17 days – 6 metres above sea level

From Ushuaïa to the Argentinian capital – 17 days – 6 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  We left Ushuaïa with a drizzle. But after the first cols, the sun was back. Until Rio Gallegos, we didn’t have any other choice than using the same road as for the outward journey. We crossed again Chile, the Strait of Magellan, plus two border posts. On the little piece of …

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The Argentinian Patagonia from Bajo Caracoles to Ushuaia – 11 days – 613 metres above sea level

The Argentinian Patagonia from Bajo Caracoles to Ushuaia – 11 days – 613 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  After crossing the Patagonia National Park and left the border of the Chilean “carabineros”, it was on a track crossing the mountains that we arrived at the Argentinian border of “Paso Rodolfo Roballos”. We were waiting with a Belgian couple travelling the world with their “Fiat Ducato 4×4 Expedition” ; while …

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Chilean bathing

Chilean bathing

Version française disponible ici.  Bathing is a family story. From my youngest age, I have learned to swim in the pool of the municipality. With the experiences, I learned how to get used to this new element. The sea became enjoyable: the beginnings of sliding in the foam of Plouharnel (seaside village in Brittany) ; sailing …

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Chilean encounters

Chilean encounters

Version française disponible ici.  Alex the intrepid With a beautiful sunshine and an oppressive heat, we used the path leading us to San Augustin to reach a bit further the “hobbit” house of Alexander. By hearing the Ural’s engines, he came to escorte us for the last kilometre with his Ural “retro solo”. We crossed …

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Chilean experiences

Chilean experiences

Version française disponible ici.  Apricots from Salamanca There are some unexpected encounters that only travelling with sidecars can offer. Just a few kilometres before the Chilean city of Salamanca, we stopped at the National Reserve of Chinchilla, hoping that we will see one of those rodents. Sadly, those animals being very fearful and going out …

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Chilean Night Spots

Chilean Night Spots

Version française disponible ici.  “Islote Blanco” Beach A few kilometres after Antofagasta, we left the monotonous Ruta 5 to reach the road along the coast with the aim to camp by the sea. After fighting against the strong wind during an hour on the coastal road, we set up the camp a few kilometres away …

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Chilean Patagonia by the Carretera Austral – 10 days – 147 metres above sea level

Chilean Patagonia by the Carretera Austral – 10 days – 147 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  On the 10th of January 2019, we did our first kilometres on the Carratera 7 also named Carratera Austral. The view was already breathtaking: we crossed between La Caleta La Arena and La Caleta Puelche with a small boat, the road was going alongside the Seno Reloncavi (more well-known as the …

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From San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Montt – 22 days – 2408 metres above sea level

From San Pedro de Atacama to Puerto Montt – 22 days – 2408 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  We entered in Chile by the north of the country. Passing by the Volcano Licancabur, symbolising the Bolivian border, we did our first kilometres in Chile at the sunset time. We are surrounded by mountains, lakes and a salt desert. The wind was already blowing, plus with the fresh temperatures at …

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On the Bolivian roads

On the Bolivian roads

Version française disponible ici. Once the Bolivian border crossed, Bolivia offered us one of the nicest roads of this trip. Between the small city of Copacabana and San Pedro de Tiquina, we went alongside the Titicaca lake across a pine forest remembering us the Mediterranean Coast. There were many curves, one after another, following the relief …

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Bolivian Experiences

Bolivian Experiences

Version française disponible ici.   Travelling means being confronted by making choices. The hardest ones are usually related to the itinerary. The next destination and the journey to do can impact the next adventures. Should we opt for asking a little supplementary effort to the side-cars to go up and see a lagoon recommended by …

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From the banks of the Titicaca Lake to the South of Lipez – 15 days – 3000 metres above sea level

From the banks of the Titicaca Lake to the South of Lipez – 15 days – 3000 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  At the end of an afternoon, we crossed the border post in Kasani with no troubles. In this hamlet, there are only five little houses including a mini “Mercado”, plus the offices of migration and customs which were empty when we arrived. We woke up the customs officer for the administrative …

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On the Peruvian roads

On the Peruvian roads

Version française disponible ici. Peru is a country of 1 285 315 km2 and various landscapes and reliefs. Therefore, going with the sidecars from the North-West to the South-East offer various riding experiences. At the North of the country, alongside the Pacific coast, we crossed for the first time a sandy desert over many hundreds …

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Peruvian encounters

Peruvian encounters

Version française disponible ici. Chio & Béto After many days on the road, we crossed the Peruvian border on the 7th November and we arrived in the small seaside city of Cancas. We discovered the Pacific Coast, its warmth and waves. We enjoyed the amazing hospitality from Chio and Béto to recharge our batteries in …

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Traveller’s tips – the Machu Picchu

Traveller’s tips – the Machu Picchu

Version française disponible ici. If you are going to Peru, the Machu Picchu is a must to see. Every year, one million of tourists visit this archeological Inca site. The Machu Picchu, a lost site surrounded by mountains The Machu Picchu is a site lost in the mountains. Perched on a mountainside, at its bottom there …

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Peruvian experiences

Peruvian experiences

Version française disponible ici. After more than thirty days in Peru, we had unusual experiences. Surfing over the Huanchaco waves In Peru, the Pacific waves offer the opportunity to enjoy (again) the pleasure of surfing. In the seaside Huanchaco city, the surfboard is king. With a foot on the barrier of the pier and hair …

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From Arequipa to the Bolivian border – 7 days – 2 335 metres above sea level

From Arequipa to the Bolivian border – 7 days – 2 335 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. We are leaving Cuzco to go to Arequipa. On the road, there are many buses making the journey between both cities. Après une petite journée de route nous faisons étape à l’hôtel Chuquicahuana tenu par un couple charmant dans le petit village de Checacupe. Nous dormirons sous nos tentes dans leur …

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Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas – 9 days – 3 310 metres above sea level

Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas – 9 days – 3 310 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. After a quite night in the small village of Limatambo, it’s time to meet the Inca civilizations and their secrets. Our entry in the Sacred Valley will be by the Maras village. In spite of our wish to opt for the road, it’s by path that we will reach this pretty …

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From Impérial to Ayacucho – 5 days – 89 metres above sea level

From Impérial to Ayacucho – 5 days – 89 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. During a travel, there are sometimes places where time seems to be stopped. At Oscar’s, the seconds seems suspended like the bunches of grapes in his garden. The riding day was pretty hard due to Lima crossing. Therefore, when the metallic gates of this pretty house started to open, a fairy tale …

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From Cancas to the Laguna Parón – 10 days – 23 metres above sea level

From Cancas to the Laguna Parón – 10 days – 23 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. Crossing this border next to the Pacific coast was fast and quite simple. The organisation is well-proven, the desk of Ecuador and Peruvian migrations are face to face and in the same room. Once we got our visas, we needed to go to the customs desk which is in the same …

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Ecuadorian experiences

Ecuadorian experiences

Version française disponible ici.  Catching the bus on the move from the roadside In Ecuador, having a car is a luxury. If not possible by foot, main journeys will be by bus. Alongside the road, there are usually people waiting the “collectivo” to reach the closest city. In Cayambe, we went with Fernando and Leydi …

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Ecuadorian encounters

Ecuadorian encounters

Version française disponible ici.  Juan et son combi Volkswagen Upon our arrival at the Summerwind campsite in Ibarra, we set up the tents next to the nice Volkswagen camper-van of Juan.  The timidity plus the separation between our camps didn’t help to communicate. Only some friendly “hello” and “enjoy your meal”. But after a week …

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On the Ecuadorian roads

On the Ecuadorian roads

Version française disponible ici.  Crossing the bridge separating Colombia to Ecuador, we ride our sidecars for the first time on the Ecuadorian roads. From the first kilometres to the South of the country, the motorbikes will enjoy this perfectly smooth asphalte. We can note this road surface is actually the same all along the Panamerican …

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Baños, Cuenca and the Peruvian border – 5 days – 1820 metres above sea level

Baños, Cuenca and the Peruvian border – 5 days – 1820 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  The volcanos are behind us. We continued our journey towards South-East and therefore getting closer to the Amazonian rainforest and its secrets.  The first stop was in Baños, a city in a valley which is famous by all the Ecuadorians and the backpackers for the thermal baths and the vertiginous swings.  …

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Ecuador, land of volcanos – Cotopaxi – 4 days – 2886 metres above sea level

Ecuador, land of volcanos – Cotopaxi – 4 days – 2886 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici.  Ecuador is a land of volcanos! On a territory twice smaller than France, there are over one hundred of craters in the country.  During our crossing of Ecuador, we privileged landscapes of the Andes Mountains rather than the coast to go exploring the volcanos of Cotopaxi and Quilotoa.  After the horrendous traffic …

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From Ibarra to the Equator – 7 days – 2225m above sea level

From Ibarra to the Equator – 7 days – 2225m above sea level

Version française disponible ici. Once the border crossed without any issue (only passport, driving licence and documents of the vehicles are required) we did a quick lunch break in the Tulcan village. We took the opportunity to withdraw some American dollars. Indeed, Ecuador is the biggest country in the world which doesn’t have his own currency. …

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Colombian encounters

Colombian encounters

Version française disponible ici. We wish that sharing moments are at the heart of this adventure. Therefore, we are sharing our travel with children of French schools, our relatives and on social media. But the exchange is built everyday with people crossing our road. Without them, we couldn’t share as many stories. Unfortunately, we can’t …

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Night spots in Colombia

Night spots in Colombia

Version française disponible ici. During the preparations of our trip, we were hoping to do a lot of wild camping to enjoy the nature and save some money. Today, we wish to share these spots with you if you go there one day. To be fair, in Colombia we needed to lower our expectations. Indeed, the …

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Colombian experiences

Colombian experiences

Version française disponible ici. During a month spent in Colombia, we had many surprising experiences. We just wanted to share some of them with you along these few lines.   Playing Tejo with a local beer The Tejo is a Colombian traditional game. You can play with family or friends and usually with a “cervecita” …

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From Salento to the Ecuadorian border – 6 days – 1895 metres above sea level

From Salento to the Ecuadorian border – 6 days – 1895 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. Medellín being surrounded by mountains, we need to reach a col to leave the city. There is nice road going down hills towards the little village La Pintada before to go up hills again in the mountains. The most famous coffee production area in Colombia is located in the triangle made …

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Medellín & Guatapé – 3 days – 1500 metres above sea level

Medellín & Guatapé – 3 days – 1500 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. Arriving in Medellín, we understood quickly the impressive size of the city. Some new areas, with houses made randomly, are being built in the surrounding mountains. Effectively, Medellín is the second most populated city in Colombia. This city is sadly famous in the world for the bloody crimes which happened from …

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Pamplona and the areas of Santander and Norte-Santander – 8 days – 2342 metres above sea level

Pamplona and the areas of Santander and Norte-Santander – 8 days – 2342 metres above sea level

Version française disponible ici. The Norte-Santander county is located at the Venezuelan border at the North-East of Colombia. These areas are keys in the history of the country as this is where many battles happened for the independence of Colombia. The most famous battle happened near Bucaramanga with separatists against Spanish conquistadors and last 1 000 days. …

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On the Colombian roads

On the Colombian roads

Version française disponible ici. 12 days after our arrival in Bogota and 8 days after landing at the Rafael Nunez airport in Cartagena, we are leaving the Bolivar department by riding our sidecars towards Pamplona, next to the Venezuelan border. The journey has been full of experiences and deserve a few lines! First, as soon as we …

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Carthagena – 1 week – 2m above sea level

Carthagena – 1 week – 2m above sea level

Version française disponible ici. We arrived in Cartagena on a Sunday night to finalise the importation of our sidecars in Colombia. This administrative task took a while but we still had time to enjoy the colorful streets of this pretty city. Situated on the Caribbean Coast, the weather in September is warm (30°C) and humid (80%). The …

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Bogota – 4 days – 2640m above sea level

Bogota – 4 days – 2640m above sea level

Version française disponible ici. Fries and Belgium beers are over. After a journey of 14 hours (including a 2-hour stop in Madrid) with the airline Air Europa, the captain announced our arrival at the Bogota International Airport. It’s 6:30pm (local time) and 13°C outside. After landing, we go first to the immigration desk where we get our …

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The big departure

The big departure

Version française disponible ici. Here it is… After speaking about it over a year, every single month, weeks and days, we are today at Brussels airport – ready for boarding! It’s like a dream becoming true, but it’s still very hard to believe. We have our backpacks with us, waiting with patience in the boarding area, on …

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100 Days… Really?

100 Days… Really?

There are some important numbers while you’re preparing a travel around the world. The first important step was our engagement at 100% in this project. Then, it was the first 100 euros spent ; the first time we went over 100km/h with our sidecars. Today, we are 100 days prior our flight for this travel …

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The origins of this trip around the world

The origins of this trip around the world

For us, travelling around the world was just an idea we had whilst having a beer between friends.  We know that we will have difficulties to face with this project. But travelling around the world is also a childhood dream. So never mind the difficulties, let’s go on a ride! Why is this “childhood dream” …

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Two Urals for 2018

Two Urals for 2018

And 2018 started with the purchase of two racing cars. A round-the-world trip… but how?  This is the first question asked by anyone who wants to travel: travelling, yes but with which means of transport? 4 people working on this project means 4 times more dreams, crazy thoughts and ideas of means of transport. We have …

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What’s this idea? A travel around the world, really??

What’s this idea? A travel around the world, really??

Here it is, we are taking part in a trend: ‘Travelling around the world’! Following like sheep? Certainly not! For this kind of adventure, we need to be prepared! Prepared to have tough days, to spend hours without knowing where we are and where to go, not being able to communicate with people we meet, …

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