From Arequipa, Peru I traveled to Arica, Chile. I left early because it looked like it might be a full day of riding.
I picked up a few supplies because I knew that I'd be riding through the desert for most of the day. An orange juice, saltine crackers and chocolate cookies.
I passed by desert dunes...
Along the way I met a fellow adventure motorcyclist from Argentina named Alejandro riding a Honda Falcon NX400. I really like the styling of the NX400. I wish that Honda sold the bike in the states.
Alejandro passed me, then I passed him, then at an overlook we pulled over and started chatting.
He had a pretty nice hard case setup on his bike. Turns out that he made it himself. Also he build a pretty sweet tool tube that fit opposite his muffler. I asked him if he was an engineer and sure enough he was. I have a number of engineering friends and you can always tell the work of an engineer.
We seemed to have a similar riding pace... so on we rode.
We exited Peru with ease.
We entered Chile with ease.
Simply amazing views all around.
Your blog is fun to follow and lead me to add a few places to visit. In winter 2008-09 I traveled from New Jersey to Costa Rica and back on a 1987 BMW K75. Last weekend I took delivery of a BMW F800GS to ride to Terra del Fuego. I'm one year behind you! Safe travels and keep on blogging.