Solo World Traveler Blog

Come with me as I blog about my travels around the world. Each blog post has photo galleries, videos and some useful information on border crossings. I discuss all you need to know to make your adventure more fun and a memorable experience from camping to packing to documents, camera equipment, border crossings, people I meet along the way and how to plan every day without it getting in the way of your solo travel experiences.

I also talk about all the mistakes I make along the way, where to eat, how to find a good camping spot and how to set up your camping quickly and effectively. So read on and please comment and I will reply as quickly as I possibly can.

Ride Day 74: Punto Arenas, Chile to Rio Grande, Argentina

A one night stay in Punta Arenas, Chile and onto Rio Grande, Argentina on my way to Ushuaia. The rain had not let up, I was hoping so much I could get a few nice days in Ushuaia  After a few rain soaked days in El Calafate, Argentina and then rain again all day in Punta Arenas I made my way to Rio Grande, Argentina, and yet another border crossing.


Ride Day 58: Salar de Uyuni and the Train Graveyard

Ever since I started planning this trip, Salar De Uyuni was one of the places I dreamed of going to. If any of you are doing the same, I am sure it is one of the places on your must see list. After a rather average night staying at the Hotel Palacio de Sal, a 4-star hotel with one star Internet and 0-star management service, Chris and I met up to do the Salar De Uyuni Salt Flats.


Ride Day 56: Yungas Road, Bolivia / The Death Road by Motorbike

Getting to Death Road, Bolivia (North Yungas Road) was always going to be a challenge. However, after meeting with Motorcycle Tours Bolivia and hiring a private guide (Tito) to take us there, we knew we would be in good hands. I was joined by Chris Moody, another experienced rider I met on the Stahlratte and who joined me in La Paz for the Death Road or as it is known locally as North Yungas Road.


Ride Day 55: Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia by Motorbike

After nearly 3 weeks in Peru, it was time to go from my last stop in Puno and across the border by motorbike into La Paz, Bolivia. The trip would take me following across mostly on paved roads and swept along high altitude valleys for most of the way through a variety of weather conditions. Thankfully there was little to no traffic on this road as it is the northernmost border town from Peru to Bolivia.


Ride Day 54: Cusco to Puno, Peru by Motorbike

After spending 5 nights touring Machu Picchu and The Sacred Valley, I was off again on the road to Puno, Peru, on Lake Titicaca. I started off at before 6 am and would ride into the evening traveling over 550 miles (910 kilometers). I would travel through cities and villages such as Andahuaylillas, San Pedro, San Pablo, Arequipa, Moquegua, Cutimbo on my way to my final destination on Puno, Peru