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There are some climbs in Peru. What I saw in Peru from my bicycle. 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
There are some climbs in Peru. What I saw in Peru from my bicycle.

There is only one border gate between both countries, I directly came to the Peruvian border gate without passing through the Chilean gate. This is due to renovation works done at the Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivian border gates between the years 2017-2018. It is planned to renovate all the…

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Chinchorro Mummies on the North of Chile and Easter Island 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
Chinchorro Mummies on the North of Chile and Easter Island

After a long ascent, I arrived at the border gate and entering the building I saw it was crowded with people from two busses. A classic at the Chilean border gates. As I have mentioned before all the belongings are X-ray checked. As it was my turn, I also was…

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One of the funniest things I’ve had in my travel life; “Someone stole my panties at the hostel”. 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
One of the funniest things I’ve had in my travel life; “Someone stole my panties at the hostel”.

One of the funniest things I’ve had in my travel life; “Someone stole my panties at the hostel”. I think I’m one of the unusual travelers who come to Uyuni and never participate in any activity. I didn’t leave the hostel room for the first two days. Then I didn’t…

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“Paso Hito Cajon” the legendary Bolivia-Chile border cross 1024 576 Gürkan Genç
“Paso Hito Cajon” the legendary Bolivia-Chile border cross

“Paso Hito Cajon” the legendary Bolivia-Chile border cross Bolivia is a unique country for me. Neither the whiteness of Uyuni, nor La Paz the highest capital in the world, nor the Death Road did catch my attention in this country. The year 2010, at Khrog Valley at about 4000 m…

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Continuing from Antafogasta in Chile to Atacama San Pedro and then towards Bolivia 1024 768 Gürkan Genç
Continuing from Antafogasta in Chile to Atacama San Pedro and then towards Bolivia

  When writing again after a long pause, it is worth to remind what happened. Why did I stay in Chile for such a long time? I had set off for my South America journey from Buenos Aires on January 2017 and had arrived in Santiago after one month on…

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I’ll miss our conversations, your jokes my dad, I’ll miss a lot. I’ll continue my way under your guiding light, improving myself and sharing. I love you Şerafettin GENÇ… October 06,1951 – November 20, 2018 768 1024 Gürkan Genç
I’ll miss our conversations, your jokes my dad, I’ll miss a lot. I’ll continue my way under your guiding light, improving myself and sharing. I love you Şerafettin GENÇ… October 06,1951 – November 20, 2018

I don’t know how to start, what to write. I starred the white color on the screen of my laptop for a long time. I might hadn’t written anything but this time you would say “Why did you stop writing?” The last sentences of my previous article were: “The journey I…

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My experiences riding from Santiago, the capital city of Chile, towards north of the country.  I had to ride at this pace and this misfortune had had to happen. 1024 1024 Gürkan Genç
My experiences riding from Santiago, the capital city of Chile, towards north of the country.  I had to ride at this pace and this misfortune had had to happen.

It was time to set off. This time I’ll travel with an old friend of mine, with Elif Uzer. I had met Elif in 2011 in Istanbul at a Mountain Film Festival. She was the person who had invited me to this program. At the exit she came to me…

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Easter Island or Rapa Nui. The name Rapa Nui is my favorite. Let’s call it as my Rapa Nui Journey. 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
Easter Island or Rapa Nui. The name Rapa Nui is my favorite. Let’s call it as my Rapa Nui Journey.

  Rapa Nui or Easter Island. This was the place my father said: “You would go there also” and I replied: “I would.” Chile was the country where I stayed for the longest time during my world tour on bicycle. I’ve traveled in this country from south to north, from…

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While you make your own plans, life has other plans for you 1024 768 Gürkan Genç
While you make your own plans, life has other plans for you

I was not sure whether to stay in Santiago or not for a while. But then I got a good opportunity to improve my Spanish a bit. Furthermore, I had some books which I wanted to read and books we were writing together with my friend Mine Poge. I thought…

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From the north of Argentine to the north of Chile on bike 1024 576 Gürkan Genç
From the north of Argentine to the north of Chile on bike

I passed the Paraguay Argentine border at such a silly point such I’ve never seen before… There is a river flowing between the two countries which acts as a natural border. You need to take the bridge to cross the border but only for pedestrians. Being so, the open-air market…

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Paraguay a unique country in South America 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
Paraguay a unique country in South America

When I came to the border gate on Brazil side, I got pity for Namık Abi (elder brother in Turkish). There was really a heavy traffic. Dude, he’ll stew in this dress. If you drive a motorcycle than you are in trouble, haha. Afterwards I learned that it took one…

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I’ve pedaled in Brazil among the longest cultivated land I’ve seen after China, Asia 1024 768 Gürkan Genç
I’ve pedaled in Brazil among the longest cultivated land I’ve seen after China, Asia

Going through border of Brazilia was very easy. In fact it was really easy even though I didn’t have an exit visa from Uruguay. In 10 seconds passport was checked, got stamp, passing permision was given. After I passed, I met Capybaras, the world’s largest rodents, whom I had seen…

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A short bike tour in Uruguay 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
A short bike tour in Uruguay

Crossing from Buenos Aires to Uruguay was a bit expensive though the trip was quite comfortable. The ferryboat services going directly from Buenos Aires to the capital of Uruguay are quite expensive. There are trips from Buenos Aires to Colon in Uruguay by ferryboat and from there to Montevideo by…

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Argentina’s rich land with lots of trucks 1024 576 Gürkan Genç
Argentina’s rich land with lots of trucks

After leaving Ayhan and Mehmet, I proceeded to outside of the city almost never stopping. First I went to the north and then 50 kilometers to the northwest, and I managed to get out of the city. Getting out of the hustle of the city was very easy thanks to…

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The roads are endless in Patagonia in South America on bike. The nature is spectacular, the experiences worthless. 1024 768 Gürkan Genç
The roads are endless in Patagonia in South America on bike. The nature is spectacular, the experiences worthless.

After spending the night with the highway crew, I set off early in the morning with Nicholas. We’ll continue towards Torres Del Paine in Chile. The border cross was close to the place where the highway crew was staying, about 20 km or less. Before coming to the Argentinean border…

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