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Adventure-lovers, we are 4 friends keen to discover new cultures. By travelling around the world, we hope to come back with stories and unique images representing the world’s reality.

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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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    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 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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    Project

    Adventure & trip lovers, we are 4 friends who would like to travel around the world with a side-car!

    Our project of discovering the world  will have also an educational and informative aim.

    Click below for more information on our itinerary, vehicles, actions and team.