May/June 2018 Santiago With mixed feelings I cycle into Santiago. Big cities can be fascinating, but at the same time daunting. The traffic, the air pollution, the noise – after the last few months in the Patagonian wilderness it is a contrast that I have to get used to again. The streets are clogged with […]
April/Mai 2018 Three more kilometers to Primavera, which means spring in spanish. But actually it is autumn, it feels like winter and I would like to be in summer, which is waiting for me on the Argentine side of the Cordilleras. I am in the Chilean Araucania region, named after the Araucaria trees that only […]
The rain patters on my tent. More specifically, on my plastic tarp which I luckily could set up above it. Now the rain has finally caught me, the notorious rain of Patagonia. The last three weeks on the Carretera were pleasant, and contrary to the predictions of other cyclists, largely free of rain. Only at […]
The air is gone. Not only am I flattened after the Paso Rio Mayer, but also my front tire is. No big problem, after all I have a repair kit and even a replacement tube. And the front wheel is easier to remove than the rear wheel. The panniers are quickly removed, the brake released, […]
February 2018 There is always another way. And often I take these other ways, the less travelled, the forgotten, the difficult paths. It may be out of curiosity, for the thirst for adventure, for reasons of money or just because of the desire to do it differently than the majority.