In Bolivia, not all main roads are paved.. I get to check out Salar de Uyuni.. it was awesome just getting lost for a while after visiting the famous status. I left Uyuni with plan to travel to border of Ollague so I can enter Chile. I assumed the road would be good for most part then last 50-75km to be rough.. well, I was wrong. It started with bad road out of Uyuni.. the road is paved but it obviously have not been maintained for 100 years! Literally! There were a lot of potholes and "washboard" on the paved section.. then come gravel with deep washboard you could really feel moto shaking badly even at 20MPH. There was deep sand and it damaged the chain guard of my moto. Then there was riding through the different salt flat.. before there was a deep gravel with deep washboard.. I was so friggin glad when I found the border of Bolivia to check out.. Immigration wanted 15Bol to stamp me out, which is bullshit but because the hour is 8:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-6pm. He stamped me out at 1pm so I didn't mind.. I was just happy to get out of Bolivia!! I went over to turn in my moto permit and there was a couple from Europe waiting on their moto permit. I asked if they had water and they gave me 2 liter bottle so I gave them 10Bol. There is no money changer at this border so might as well give money away for something with value. I drank it all up then I gave them some information and where to buy gas although I did not pass through that village. They told me road in Chile is very good. AHH PAVEMENT!!!! I rode the last 150 miles to Calama at 50MPH or less trying to conserve fuel because the last time I fill up the tank was in Uyuni. The wind really pick up so that add to the challenge, however the scenery was pleasant.. The last 50 miles, fuel light came on but I was able to roll into gas station with no problem. Using Virb: I checked into La Macia hostal and the owner used to do lot of traveling himself he understood how to accommodate travelers.. very friendly. Hand of Desert between my traveling of Calama -> Copiapo. I arrived to Hostal Casa Mattel in Santiago. What I left out was that the temperature light came on when I was entering Bolivia from Peru and I would find my radiator almost empty. It was yet another water pump failure. I have been topping radiator few times with coolant so here at Hostal Casa Matte, I performed another surgery on the moto.. but this time it took almost the whole house to do that.. well, half of us worked on the moto and other half watched and drank some beer. Sorry no photo but few took pics.. I'll have to ask for it. In the process of finishing up, I broke the piece that hold the clutch cable and shift the gear. Oh boy! Called BMW of Santiago and they said 15 days to import.. $50usd. Yikes! The couple had just finished their trip and was going to send their F650GS & F650GS Dakar back to Munich Germany where they live so I said "You could always feel sorry for me and give me the piece off your bike since your trip has ended LOL!". I guess it worked because Adrian was kind enough to give me the piece and wished me a good trip. He said he work for BMW. Cool! And on the day that he and his wife was leaving, he told me he called BMW of Munich and they had part in stock. All good! I'm leaving Santiago for Pucon in the morning, and plan to camp at Motocamp Chile. Things should start to get interesting with many beautiful places to visit in southern Chile/Argentina and I expect to be in Ushuaia within 2 weeks from now.. I'm near to making my dream coming true.. Prudhoe Bay to Ushuaia!!!!