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For those of you bored/morbidly fascinated enough to follow our adventures, we give you the blogs. A loose collection of barely literate afterthoughts mashed into the worlds smallest computer with fat, and often inebriated, fingers. If you should find some amusement in these whimsical ramblings then we will have achieved our aim for the day. Now go and sponsor us you wonderful pikeys. xxx
Tuesday - 17/08/2010
The final day. Cleaned up but seriously hungover, we struggled through breakfast and began the journey home. The taxis were dropped off at the compound guarded by a guy with a pump action shotgun and ...
Monday - 16/08/2010
This was it, the big one. We had to clear the final border check then cover 526km in one day. God help us. The early start left us grateful for the roof over our heads but fairly unwashed as we steere...
Sunday - 15/08/2010
Alarms began to beep across our little campsite as the rosy-fingered dawn edged over the horizon and we all realised that it wasn't quite as warm as we thought. The fire was relit, breakfast was made ...
Saturday - 14/08/2010
The daylight brought us to a small town in the middle of nowhere where we bought our driver and his mate a pasty for breakfast and tucked in to mugs of hot, sweet coffee. As the rising sun warmed our ...
Friday - 13/08/2010
The morning showers and decent breakfast felt good; really good. We were in a backpackers' town surrounded by civilisation for the first time in a while and, on the surface, all was well. However, our...
Thursday - 12/08/2010
The next day began with a breakfast dilemma: do we wait for a passing truck to take us to our next destination (Tupiza) or do we tow and push Jasco behind Dreagle. Sod it... towing it is. What stood b...
Wednesday - 11/08/2010
We awoke to find that we had camped at the highest, most exposed point possible on that section of the route, which would explain the ice and borderline hypothermia issues. The cold brought with it an...
Tuesday - 10/08/2010
The plucky adventurers were in high spirits after a luxurious night in bed and they rode under the rising sun in to Uyuni. A town off the south-eastern edge of the salt falts based mainly around a lar...
Monday - 09/08/2010
Gaz woke up to find he had had a 'romance explosion' all over his face. Read in to that what you will. His situation paled in comparison to what Gilbey had woken up to though. The poor guy was in free...
Sunday - 08/08/2010
Another attempt at decent start time and yet another morning of repair work. The REME boys located the best mechanic in town - a rather stocky young lady who knew pretty much everything there was to k...
Saturday - 07/08/2010
Just as we thought it couldn't get any colder, it did. Fortunately we were becoming accustomed to the icy starts and our routine was getting slicker by the day. The pile of burning rubbish, aided by t...
Friday - 06/08/2010
The tents were a very, very good idea. The temperature plummeted below minus 15 last night and we awoke to a very frozen landscape. The Alpaca blankets were also a wise purchase. We didn't need alarm ...
Ice Camping - 05/08/2010
The starlight sleepers regretted their decision this morning as we woke up to a covering of ice, frozen baby wipes and solid bottles of water. As soon as the sun broke the horizon the activity began. ...
Paradiso - 04/08/2010
After a disturbed night's sleep on our AIDS-ridden beds in the hotel Paradiso, we packed rapidly under the watchful eyes of an ever-growing crowd. The 'hotel' owner tried his luck by asking us for mor...
Team Money Luxury Living - 03/08/2010
Eleven bleary-eyed Furballs rolled out of bed for breakfast and daily inspection and chugged off into the freezing morning air, seriously, I can't begin to explain how cold it was. There was a dark to...
Rollin and Rollin Taxis - 02/08/2010
The first of the early mornings on the road. Screams could be heard reverberating around the hostel as Junketeers attempted the ice shower challenge. The bikes were unravelled from the courtyard jigsa...
Wacky Races - 01/08/2010
The big day and, as always, things ran a little late. Charlie and Gilby put in a heroic effort by dragging themselves out of bed to ensure that the Bumble Bee was fully furred by start time. As the fi...
Mototaxi Training - 31/07/2010
60 or so shabby faces descended on the hotel near the start line in San Jeronimo this morning and began decorating their chariots. Several teams decided to skip the training in favour a trip to Machu ...
The Furring Begins - 30/07/2010
Ruth, Charlie and Gilby turned up today leaving just Jenny to arrive somewhere down route. These three had just survived a 20 hour bus journey from Lima resplendent in a combination of Linen travellin...
More Machu Picchu - 29/07/2010
When our alarm went off at 3:30 this morning we were less than amused. The cold shower didn't help matters. However, we braced ourselves against the cold dark morning, donned head torches and set off ...
Machu Picchu - 28/07/2010
Up bright and early today. At 7 O'Clock we were shoehorned into a tiny Toyota minibus for a journey totalling 10 hours. However, the cramped, sweaty discomfort was offset with some of the most incredi...
Guinea Pig - 27/07/2010
We tried Guinea Pig last night. Never try Guinea Pig...Ever. Gareth went for the sensible option and plumped for the Alpaca. Craig and Paddy were, however, feeling adventurous. Until, that is, the wai...
More from the Advance Party - 26/07/2010
Monday 26th July and the advance party is beginning to grasp South American organisation. With a beaming grin and a 'butter wouldn't melt' lilt our hotel receptionist kindly informed us that the hotel...
And so it begins... - 25/07/2010
The first 3 Furballers arrived in theatre after an epic journey that saw Hattersley G. begin his own 56 hour journey with a delayed flight from Germany. After more last minute essential admin than is ...

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Posted : 17/08/2010

The final day. Cleaned up but seriously hungover, we struggled through breakfast and began the journey home. The taxis were dropped off at the compound guarded by a guy with a pump action shotgun and particularly massive dog and the remaining furballs headed off on their separate routes back to the ...

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