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Bo 'n' Louise

A blog about one of our trips

The unprepared round-the-world tour starting 29th of June 2009.
First phase was from USA to South America on motorcycles. We made it, and the bikes are sold.
Second phase was the South Pacific... from island to island in old fashion backpacker style.
Third phase was around and around in Southeast Asia.
In fourth phase Louise went back to Denmark (August 2010) for work, while Bo continued in East Asia.
In fifth phase we were both on work, Louise in South America and Bo in Southeast Asia.
In the sixth phase Louise was in Denmark while Bo was making his way home through Russia.
By November 2010 both Louise and Bo were back in Denmark and an amazing journey has ended - but then there is always the next trip :-)

Olympics on Easter Island

Chile incl. Easter Island Posted on Tue, February 02, 2010 16:42:15

The trip from mainland Chile to the Easter Island was of course on business class – not because we had booked it, but just because luck sometimes strikes. Five hours in luxury… and a lot of playing around with the declining seats.

Is it at all possible to fly without Champagne?

But luck stroke again when we hit the island. The annually Tapati festival was just started, something we knew nothing about. Two weeks of cultural activities, where two of the most beautiful women on the island (and there are many) compete for the title of Queen by having themselves and their families compete in range of should-be-olympic events:

– Mass-hola-dance involving hundreds of pretty girls with swinging hips.

– Beating bark to textile…. (?) we didn’t see it.

– Traditional body painting… again involving girls in bikinis.

– Fishing… alright, not all events was exciting.

– Homemade song contest… the winner song was about a man who stole something and dug it down, but his littlebrother saw it and reported to the police, so now is the theif in jail, apparently based on a true event.

– Ocean swimming… mostly eyecandy for the ladies, since the muscular male was only wearing loin cloth, naked buttocks and rubber cap.

– Banana run… well, running with banana around the shoulders, again practiced by half naked muscular Polynesian men.

– And then my favorite: Sliding-down-the-side-of-an-insane-steep-hill-on-a-trunk-of-a-banana-tree… with a half naked Polynesian on top. They reach up to 80km/h on these monsters.

Proud warriors

Unfortunately we are not here when the Queen will be announced for we are flying to Tahiti tomorrow, but I bet it is the girl in the red. Her evening dress was very revealing and she could shake some booty… believe the rest of the island agree.

We wished it was our view from our hostel… but no!

The main reason to visit Easter Island… the Moais

A classic shot never goes out of fashion

Two versions of the Navel of the World

Man, I barely touched it!

Bye bye South America

Chile incl. Easter Island Posted on Wed, January 27, 2010 22:31:41

On the last stretch coming up through southern Colombia

The motorcycle part of the trip is over for now. They are so inconvenient to get from one Pacific island to the next… They are put up for sale and we have said our goodbyes..

One last trip.. to the parking lot..
Making her look good for the next owners…
It is not easy parting with your first motorcycle :-S

We ended up trading 100 hours of bus-rides and the opportunity to see a little bit more of South America for some more time in the Pacific islands…
No more helmet-hair 🙂

So we flew to Santiago and have spend a little time here in this city which has a refreshingly nice and relaxed atmosphere – unusual for large South American cities.

Impressions from Santiago

A quick fix of history and culture was added – Can you guess what this is for? (see answer below)

This concludes our trip in South America and now we are ready to head of to the many interesting Pacific Islands 😀
Time to fly…

The answer to the question
This is a vomiting-stick – as it is better to inhale hallucinating substances on an empty stomach. Which apparently is needed to talk to God and see stuff as a medicine-man..