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 […]
After six years on the road it is finally time to introduce my gear and equipment. From now on you find this information as well on a page in the main menu. The Bicycle Intec M1 steel frame, 26” Shimano XT gear system Wheels: Exal SP 19 with DT Swiss Spokes, back wheel XT Hub, […]
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.
Of the pampa and the puma February 2018 The argentinian city of El Calafate is my next destination, to visit the famous Perito Moreno glacier. The route requires a bit of planning, because I need to cross the pampa again.
Patagonia – against the wind January 2018 “Here in Patagonia we say: Quien se apura, pierde su tiempo! If you hurry, you waste your time. Stay another day Florian! “Carlos tells me, my couchsurfing host in Puerto Natales. And he’s right. The last days had been difficult. More difficult than expected. And that has to […]
January 2018 But where is the end of the world? And where the beginning? Especially if you presume the world is round (no, I´m not a flat-earther) is there actually an end? Of course this is about a geographical end, the end of a landmass and in this case the south american continent. And there […]
Wellington June 2016 – January 2017 A home for travelers Homesickness – every traveler knows it, although not everyone admits it. For some folk homesickness means missing your own home, your own family, mom, dad and siblings. It´s the desire to be at that place where you lived before your trip or even where you […]