World Tour

Building tent beside the oldest ancient city of North and South America 1024 576 Gürkan Genç
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 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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