World Tour

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE COFFEE . NO, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE COFFEE MADE FROM THE POOP OF THAT ANIMAL 1024 768 Gürkan Genç
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE COFFEE . NO, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT THE COFFEE MADE FROM THE POOP OF THAT ANIMAL

  The entrance procedure to Panama was different compared to that of all the other countries I entered so far. Panama was the second country I entered during the outbreak period but was the first after a year. Let’s list the countries I exited taking a flight and the reason:…

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THE DAYS BEFORE I STARTED TO CONTINUE ON MY WORLD TOUR ON BIKE… 1024 768 Gürkan Genç
THE DAYS BEFORE I STARTED TO CONTINUE ON MY WORLD TOUR ON BIKE…

  I returned to Bogota to Hamdi Kosem’s house after spending 9 months in Chile (I had gone to Chile for a week but after entering the country the borders were closed for 9 months and complete lock down for 5 months. This is another adventure and there are many…

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ANOTHER ADVENTURE FROM BOGOTA-COLOMBIA TO SANTIAGO-CHILE 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
ANOTHER ADVENTURE FROM BOGOTA-COLOMBIA TO SANTIAGO-CHILE

  We designed my new bicycle together with Bahadır who is designer of Kron bicycles. This will be a mountainbike suitable for 29 inch rims. However, there are also many things on this bicycle not as I wished to be. The Covid-19 virus emerging in China resulted to stop the…

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I turned 41 in Colombia with marvelous memories. 1024 576 Gürkan Genç
I turned 41 in Colombia with marvelous memories.

  I set off early in the morning form Armenia. Actually, Juanita insisted that I stay because it was January 15th, 2020 my 41st birthday. I could stay and we could celebrate together but I wanted to turn 41 on the road.  At the exit of Armenia, there is a…

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INFORMATION AND MEMORIES ROASTED WITH COLOMBIAN COFFEE

Buenavista is a small coffee town in the Quindo region. Burak and Kerem members of South America Whatsapp group of Turkish travelers which I’m also a member since a long time advised me this town. – Gurkan you have to visit Buenavista for sure, it is an incredible place you…

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FINALLY, I ARRIVED THE FAMOUS COLOMBIA WOW… LET’S SEE WHICH ADVENTURES ARE WAITING FOR ME 1024 575 Gürkan Genç
FINALLY, I ARRIVED THE FAMOUS COLOMBIA WOW… LET’S SEE WHICH ADVENTURES ARE WAITING FOR ME

When entering through border gates, I usually take pictures of the area. I went down the hill for the last kilometers in the Ecuador and suddenly I found myself in a human crowd. It’s a complete mess. Some people are trying to sell things, some ask for money, Venezuelan citizens…

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THIS TIME THE CHAOS BEGAN BEFORE I ENTER THE COUNTRY, ECUADOR

I am slowly approaching Ecuador’s border crossing. Crossing operations on the border of Peru and Ecuador are carried out in small huts. It took me 10 minutes to get out of Peru and enter Ecuador. I asked the police on the Ecuador border: – Is there a problem on the…

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Building tent beside the oldest ancient city of North and South America

As it gets closer to Lima, vehicle traffic increases with it. I will spend 3 weeks in Lima according to my plan. I’ll edit the photos and notes which I took during this period. Probably I won’t write anything on my website. I don’t want to type because of the…

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A dissapointing issue in Peru which posses so much wealthyness, many natural wonders and history: Garbage disposal in the nature. 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
A dissapointing issue in Peru which posses so much wealthyness, many natural wonders and history: Garbage disposal in the nature.

Arriving in Arequipa the altitude was just above 3000 m. I’m descending to the ocean, on halfway I feel sick. Am I poisoned from the food I ate? Then, I started to vomit and after a few minutes I have a headache. Since I left the town my arm started…

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Continuing to ride towards Abra Azuca (5132 m), the highest road pass in South America 1024 576 Gürkan Genç
Continuing to ride towards Abra Azuca (5132 m), the highest road pass in South America

I woke up early in the morning, when outside was still dark. No need to go back to sleep. It is quite nice to start the day next to an ancient city at 3400 m altitude, but it is chilly. I prepared the stove and boiled the water without ever…

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Shortly Amazonas after Machu Picchu, on top of it Huchuy Qosgo – Heading on Inca Trail 1024 683 Gürkan Genç
Shortly Amazonas after Machu Picchu, on top of it Huchuy Qosgo – Heading on Inca Trail

I had mentioned in many of my articles before that travelers help each other to find places to overnight. This can be a place just to camp or a family’s, a friend’s house. When I told that I’m riding from Cusco to Calca, the travelers who had traveled in Peru…

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A short stopover in Cusco

  Entering Cusco from the south riding through mountains, the facial expression of Will, Annie (you may check my first Peru article) and me was saying exactly: “Well, is this the famous town Cusco?” Cusco, one of the most iconic towns in South America and in a country where the…

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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

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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