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January 14th, 2012 | Argentina

Almost Blown Away on the Ride to Punta Arenas…

“Fin del Mundo”, is just one ride away…!! But it could have been a world away if the wind that tormented me for most of the ride had got it’s wicked way…!! We had hardly cleared the outskirts of El Calafate, when a seriously strong wind got up to greet us…!! This was the part […]

January 3rd, 2012 | Argentina

Sooooo… What did you guys do today…??

Returning unwanted gifts…?? Planning on spending your last few days of holiday productively before getting back to work next week…?? Ah, well….!! Sorry for you…!! The Big Fella and I had another interesting day to say the least…!! We crossed over from Chile into Argentina…. The 85th country on our little tour…!! Took just 8 […]

January 2nd, 2012 | Chile

Pucon: Gateway to the Cordillera de los Andes….

After a quick breakfast, Michel and I were ready to leave Santiago, albeit in opposite directions… We made tentative arrangements to meet up again in either Peru, Ecuador or Bolivia, and I had to turn down Michel’s offer to Photoshop his photos of Ushuaia, cutting and pasting pics of the Big Fella to make it […]

January 1st, 2012 | Chile

Feliz Ano Nuevo amigos…

My posting about our New Year’s Eve dinner and after party will have to wait a few days…!! I have just enjoyed a farewell dinner with my good friend Michel Jongens and Brita, who will be riding as far north tomorrow as I will be riding south… By tomorrow evening, we will be 1 500 […]

January 1st, 2012 | Chile

New year’s Eve, Santiago…

The 31st of December was a public holiday in Chile… The streets were almost deserted during the day, and very few places were open for business… Michel and Brita went into town to find a new sleeping bag for Michel and arrange bus tickets for Brita to travel north… With my helmet looking far too […]

December 30th, 2011 | Chile

Fun and Laughter in Santiago…

Waving a street map of Santiago under my nose, Brita suggested we take a walk into town… I looked from her face to my bike and back to her face again, trying to ascertain if she was joking or not… She wasn’t…!! This was a girl who enjoyed lugging an 18 kg backpack on mountain […]