Climb To Bolivia

While still in Argentina, I made my first motorcycle crossing of the Tropic of Capricorn. The variegated rocks we had enjoyed near Purmamarca continued as we headed to the Bolivian border.
Demonstrators blocked the highway just a few miles south of the border. This was great for us. We were able to get by the roadblock by riding on the shoulder while all the trucks, buses, and cars that were heading to Bolivia were stuck until the demonstration ended. At the border crossing, the lines were much shorter than normal and we finished all the crossing paperwork within 2 hours.

Right before riding into Bolivia, I noticed the sign saying that Ushuaia is 5,121 kilometers to the south. It’s hard to believe that we have traveled from over 3K miles to the south and we’re still in Argentina.

 Argentina is a LONG country!
Being my first trip into Bolivia, I was eager to see the scenery. It did not disappoint. Tupiza, our night’s destination, is where Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid had their careers of robbery abruptly end.

9-Feb Purmamarca, Argentina to Tupiza, Bolivia 200 miles

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One Response to “Climb To Bolivia”

  1. Dale and Cindy Leppo says:

    Cathy, We rode through Salta and Purmamarca when we were in South America, but we were headed West into Chile at the time. Beautiful riding! We did choose to stay out of the rivers, however. We continue to be amazed by your reports from the 1DE. Best wishes to all. Dale and Cindy.

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