Highlights of Peru - Motorcycle Tour Preparation

Trip Start Jul 07, 2009
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Trip End Jul 21, 2009


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Flag of Bolivia  , La Paz,
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

There are a lot of things to consider when preparing for an expedition, bookings for accommodation, excursions to organise, equipment to check and double check, mechanical work to be done, cleaning and shopping. One of the key players in preparing for a trip is our support vehicle driver Leo Schultze. A German national, Leo traveled to South America on his Honda Africa twin from Alaska all the way down, working along the way in various jobs to make ends meet. Having fallen in love with the continent Leo stayed on and improved his Spanish to now become fluent in 3 languages, Spanish, English and German. Leo and myself have spent the last few days crossing off the list of things to do in La Paz in preparation, although it seems endless we eventually wear it down, completing the final nerve wracking task and that is getting a new water pump in the Landcruiser, thankfully it is fully operational again the day before departure. I hate cutting it fine, but some days it just cannot be helped.

We have met our new group, our only Englishman Ian, is a bike expert and has that great British wit and sarcasm, humor is almost a pre-requisite on an expedition.

We have a couple from Perth, Australia our newlyweds, Enricco and Tania who will be going two up on the one bike, they have a great sense of excitement and adventure and I am sure that will not fade on the trip.

Finally Deb and Chris who hail from the Gold Coast have already been on the Bolivian Circuit for the last 10 days and have settled into the life on the road very quickly and have become a great part of our little team.

All in all I think we will be ready to leave tomorrow, although there is rumor of some road blocks, so we are already looking at a Plan  and the trip has just started!
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