Today we stayed in Cusco, historical city, heritage of humanity. In the region of Cusco are attractions for about three days, but as we've been here on other trips, where we stayed the time for visiting the major archaeological sites, now the parade was over for a rest and get used to the altitude, we just making visits to Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qengo, and Pucapucara Tambomachay. The most interesting is to visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
We noticed , a significant improvement of the traffic in Cusco, today is fairly normal for a medium sized town, with very different traffic ten years ago, where the preference was for who maked more noise.
Last night we had a hell of a headache because of higher and now it seems we have a  hangover. I think we are getting old because we already crossed the mountains dozens of times in different places and this was the worst hangover. Tomorrow will be a big stretch for the ridge, probably will travel 315 km to Chaluanca. 


We woke up early, but the coffee was read at 7:30 pm, we started road at 8:30 pm, low traffic, native forest still preserved (Peruvian Amazon), but the man's presence are at everywhere, specialy near highway, at a stretch, there a lot of miners camps, forming a city of canvas, devastating forests, rivers, mercury using indiscriminate. What means, destruction motivated by the illusion of getting rich overnight, but sub-human conditions.
The road passes through numerous villages, which notes that people still dressed in his typical. In the village of Marcapata, the 3150 m high, we stop the bike and a native came talk and invited us for tea of ​​coca in his home. We accepted. He showed us a notebook with Brazilian’s names whose passed by there. He said "me gustaría mucho, si usted escribes su nombre en mi libro", then our names are in his precious  book. 
Today the monotony of long straight lines were broken, first by the Sierra Santa Rosa, after we crossed the mountain range (tens of curves) where the highest point over 4800 feet above the level of sea. We came from Puerto Maldonado, at a height of approximately 200 meters of sea level, which represents a variation more than 4600 meters, with a consequent variation in temperature at about 40 degrees. And to improve the thermal sensation, got a little rain. 
We are in Cusco, where we stand tomorrow. 
Today we ran 500 km.



At the out of the Rio Branco city, we asked if we had wenting at the right way, the man told us “go always in straight line” with a local expression that we never listened before. This roads is just straight lines.
The highway is good. We can ride faster, under the less at Peru, because we was forced to swerved to avoid animals at the way and a infinity of speed breaker. We ride on Interoceanic highway, from Assis Brasil/AC to Puerto Maldonato/Peru, where we slept. The highway is all most read, but don’t has bridge on the Madre de Díos River. The crossing is with little improvised ferryboat, a realy juggling on wood boards, to in and out.
The customs of Iñapari is vary quiet but very slow and bureaucratic, we arive at 12:30p.m. and realased at 4:30p.m., although we was the only ones to enter. Thay was closed from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
The day was quiet, excellent climate, the predominant livestock in Acre, as in Peruthere are well over forestswhich are being exploited without comtrol, there are severaltruckloads of logs down the road.
Today we ran 625km. 



The road was good on this course, except for a 50 Km track. The day started cloudy, then a rain came to join us until Porto Velho and a beaultiful day showed until the arrival on Rio Branco/AC. Today, after more than 3000 Km, we were stopped by officers on the entrance of Acre state, but they only wanted to chat. The police was so glad he found people from Parana he added, "I have a middle brother there, from my father's adventures...", and after some more talking they let us go. Today we had to use a ferry boat on Madeira river, which is very full due to the rains. The ferry was a little high and a tractor provided a bank to boarding so there was a lot of mud to go through, our bike sank but we made it. It was hader for the trucks so we lost almost two hours between the boarding and crossing the river. The landscape today was basicaly pasture with a lot Buritis, with a strech of about 30 Km of flooded land os the sides.
Today we rode 763 Km.



The weather is still cloudy, and pleasing warm. The highway is long straight lines yet, but today was  a zigzag traffic  for the holes, specially from Cacoal-RO to Presidente Médici-RO. We had to stop completely, and engage the first gear to go on.  Although the low traffic, we had to drive carefully, a distraction could end up on a fall or a bent wheel . Cars were changing lanes constantly in both sides, and the ones ahead were stopping abruptly. We also were cut every  time we tried to pass other vehicles.
In today’s course, in north of Mato Grosso, there were big crop farms on the left and native forest on the right side. After entering  Rondonia those areas were intensified.
Today we covered 650 Km.  



Monday is really a lazy day! We only left the hotel at 10am. We went ahead to Caceres, good road, low traffic and good weather, low sun and no rain. Everything to a good trip. The landscape to Caceres is basically Cerrado and cattle-raising. After Caceres leading to Pontes and Lacerda there are swampy and Cerrado areas. Leading to Comodoro we crossed native forest, in good conservation, only cut by the road
As the most Mato Grosso state's highways, this one is not exeption, it's just a straight line.
If you go to Cuiaba you must visit the Chapada dos Guimarães, Poconé and the Transpantaneira highway. We had been there previously in anothers trips.
The day was untroubled and we traveled 675km.



Today, Sunday, we left at 8a.m. The road from Campo Grande-MS to Mato Grosso state border is very good. Mato Grosso state has a lot of holes. Truck traffic is intense all the highway, especially from Rondonópolis. The rain followed us from Sonora all the way.
In Rondonopolis, in the city access, was formed a runoff that was crossing the track with huge volume of water with a depth of about 50cm, the water came on our knees and the Walter's boots filled of water.
In today's course, it is noted that native vegetation is practically extinct, it was replaced by cattle and corn, sugarcane and cotton, we also noticed a number of ostrich farms, introduced in the area as the habitat belonged to the Ema (Rhea americana), which are seen sporadically in some fields. An excerpt of still preserved native vegetation is the Serra de San Vicente.
Today we rode 752 km.



As expected, today (04.02.2011) the departure was from churchyard, in Rolândia. Folha de Londrina newspaper as RIC TV were there to record the departure. Our relatives and friends were also there, and our journey to Alaska started. Many friends traveled with us until the Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul state border, in  Presidente Epitacio city, we had lunch and said goodbye. From there, we went to Campo Grande-MS.
The day was warm and the Sun was ok, it was raining at Nova Esperança-MS. In short, there was 630 km traveled, a good lunch and a happy goodbye.



Today, 04.01. One day to departure, last check. We are waiting...


Friday, 03.25.2011, meeting with friends at Cofraria do André, celebrating our departure to Alaska the next Saturday, 04.02.2011. A nice barbecue, with a lot of beer and human warmth. On the occasion, Mr. Maingué spoke on the name of all friends wishing us a happy trip. I want to record here our thanks, Ula and I are thankful for this demonstration of friendship and companionship. And we want to say that moments like these give us the joy to live, we are enjoying the trip even before departure, and our friends can be sure that they will be together with us the whole way, and they will be in our hearts forever.


After many bike trips with my wife through Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Luxembourg, Italy, and others, now we have the opportunity to realize a trip to Alaska.

We are departing on 04.02.11. The prevision is ride 70,000 Kms, 214 days, through South, Central and North America, crossing all Alaska, through the polar circle, until the Artic Ocean.            

We'll leave Brazil through Acre, crossing the new Bioceanic road, through the Peruvian Amazon, crossing the Andes, to arrive on the Pacific in Nazca,  bordering the ocean to Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, always bordering the Pacific (west coast), including the Aztec Inca ruins and major cities and tourist attractions. Entering on the United States on Tucson, Arizona riding to Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Navajo reservation. Then Las Vegas, through Zion Park in Utah, to the Death Valley, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, going to the northern United States in Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, then Chicago, Illinois to start a trip on the Route 66 until Santa Monica in California, returning to the same place that we have acessed the US. In Los Angeles we will take the highway to San Francisco, going north to enter Vancouver, Canada. In this region are the Rockie Montains, we will make several tours there, it´s considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Later we will go up to Alaska to reach Prudhoe Bay

On arrival we will cross Canada west to east, coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic, visiting Niagara Falls, and re-entering the United States on the east coast, visiting Boston/New York/Washington/Miami ond others until last possible point Key West. From there, we return to Miami, Orlando, Disney Land, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, out of the US, to Mexico, in Laredo, via Monterrey, Mexico City and Cancun. In Mexico we will be in Belize, then Tikal in Guatemala, by Atlantic coast (Caribbean Sea), Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, through precarious roads cross the Amazon rainforest, Suriname, French Guiana, entering in Brazil by Oiapoque, than Macapá, Belém, Teresina, Fortaleza, Natal, João Pessoa, Recife, Maceió, Aracaju, Salvador, Feira de Santana, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and finally in Rôlandia, Paraná the city where we live.