Inspiration for the New Year from Overlanders: different countries, different vehicles, and different life stages, all on the PanAm for different reasons.
It wasn’t planned, but in Colombia we ended up driving another of South America’s infamous “Death Roads”, El Trampolín de la Muerte – not as bad as its name suggests.
Trucks in Peru have colourful art painted on the back doors – occasionally the sides too. They move on all streets – so why not call them ‘street art’?
La Selva occupies 60% of Peru – yet it’s not on the tourist radar. We travelled overland through a large part of this section of the Amazon rainforest.
We are happy with the space our Berta offers. Only when I have to drive a road so narrow that the wheels touch the edge on both sides I wish I could shrink her.
We have been on narrow and dangerous roads before, but the PE-3N was one of the most scary and slow-going main roads we have experienced thus far. [Gallery 30+ photos]
We took the long way from Pisco to Lima and were rewarded with an incredible scenic route through the Andes in the central highlands of Peru. [30+ photos]
Travelling overland with family visitors can be logistically difficult. Here’s how we managed it with my sister and her husband, Bron & Bob, for 3 weeks in Peru.