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Morocco day 4: Tahnaut to Imlil

Leaving Tahnaut after a good breakfast. The road goes smooth and despite it being very narrow in some parts, it doesn’t seem dangerous. The landscape seems to be nicer, entering the mountains. Looking for accommodation, asking around….could found “Chez Maachou” in Imlil. A small guest-house in a secluded village. To reach the guest-house one has […]

Marocco day 3: Leaving Marrakech

Leaving Marrakech, heading to the mountains. the first stretch is flat, but the exit of the city is crazy. I wanted to buy a spare tube and noticed that, as opposite to South America it IS possible to just buy a normal 28″ tube for a bike. Even with the GPS, getting out of the […]

Morocco day 2: Wandering Marrakech

First of January, tired after the sleepless two nights, not in the mood to pack and go. ​​ Waking up late after the sleepless night ​before leaving Stockholm, followed by the New year’s night. Shopping in ​”​souk​”​.​ Tasting the local food again.​ After a lot ​of time spent to prepare the bike…​no departure today. Is […]

Morocco Day 1: Flying to Marrakech
Morocco Day 1: Flying to Marrakech

First day of Morocco bicycle touring trip. Flying from Stockholm to Marrakech, accommodation in Marrakech

New Aqua Vaude Panniers

After all the problems I had with the new (when I bought them) Aqua Vaude panniers I took them to cykloteket, the bike shop where I bought them from. they made me wait for almost two months (that I didn’t push through, since I didn’t need them), but finally they offered new panniers. I would […]

Map

View Cycling South America – winter 2013 in a larger map The blue line is biking, while green was done with a bus.

Still To Do

Well, this blog looked crappy sometimes. Some posts look like I was drunk when writing them…I was not. Never. Really ! You should know that most of the times the blog was updated from an old Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″. Samsung has a software called Swype that helps you easier write stuff. But it is […]

Statistics

Well, this is just a very short summary of my South America bicycle tour, I’ll be back with more detailed statistics for my bike tour as soon as I analyze the data from GPS. Let’s see: Countries visited 3 Time zones 3 Total distance by bike 2800 km Trip odometer as shown by GPS 2727 […]

Day 45. Departure day

Km today: 0 Well, I allowed myself to wake up very late. The plane is at 5 pm, so there is plenty of time. After writing Air France two days ago a message about the bike packing and (as expected) receiving no answer back from them, I decided to take the risk and go to […]

Day 44. Buenos Aires

Km today: 25 (no GPS today) Not much to say for today, I decided not to stress with main tourist objectives, just take it easy, strolling/ biking on the streets. But, first of all, I need to check that I can take off the pedals. Of course I didn’t manage with my toolset, I get […]

Day 43. Villa Maria to Buenos Aires
Day 43. Villa Maria to Buenos Aires

I manage to sleep just a little bit on the bus towards Buenos Aires. There are some stops, people going on and off, so is difficult to sleep. The arrival in Buenos Aires was in time, 1pm. I spent one hour at the bus terminal to check the souvenir shops, look for an internet place, […]

Day 42. Cordoba to Villa Maria

Km today: 170 Trip odometer: 2705 km Is 3:32 a.m. here in Argentina amd i’m writing this from the bus terminal in Villa Maria. Let’s see why. Well, the plusultra bus is very comfortable, so I managed to sleep quite a lot during the previous night. I striped down the bus at 10 a.m. in […]

Day 41. Volcan to Salta

Km today: 133 Trip odometer: 2536 I woke up late and only because Mathias called me. It was 8:45, waaay later than I intended to leave (not to mention waking up). As usually, it took me one hour to pack and be ready for leaving. I definitely need to find a better way to organize […]

Day 40. Huacalera to Volcan
Day 40. Huacalera to Volcan

I woke up late, had breakfast at 8. Prepared the stuff, helped some kids to inflate a tire on a small bike and by the time I left it was 10 a.m. I asked someone to help me with a short movie in front of the monument of the tropic, continued and met a cyclist […]

Day 39. Abra Pampa to the Tropic of Capricorn (Huacalera)

km today: 126 trip odometer: 2321 today was the first cycling day in Argentina. I left late, I was lazy. It all went very fine, going down from Alto Plano, until 25 km to go to Humahuanca. when the rain started and stopped immediately. But then the Southern wind (exactly from the front) started and […]

Day 38. Argentina, I’m Arriving

Km today: probably 3, but let’s nout count them Trip odometer: 2205 km due to lack of time, I lazily took a bus (in fact 4 buses) from Uyuni to Abra Pampa, Argentina. But that doesn’t mean there was no adventure of all. Early in the morning, the “muchacho” from the hotel not only didn’t […]

Day 37. Salar de Uyuni, Isla Incahuasi

Km today: 90 Trip odometer: 2205 km Today I woke up very late, like 9, after the previous two days. I pack slow and leave the campsite at 12. There are 35 km to go to Isla Incahuasi and I arrive at the island at about 14:30. At the island, not at the restaurant on […]

Day 36. Salar de Uyuni

Km today: 52 Trip odometer: 2090 km I took a night bus from La Paz to Uyuni, arrived in Uyuni at 8 am, just to discover there are some technical problems with the bike. Some screws got unscrewed, I almost lost the back rack. After asking the travel agents for some informnation about Salar de […]

Day 35. Huayna Potosi

Climbed up Huayna Potosi (6088 m.a.s.l) with a good mountain guide.

Day 34. Hike up the mountains

Km today: 0 Hiking towards Huyana Potosi

Day 33. La Paz

Km today: 0 Relax, walking through the city, repair the flash at Don Miguel.

Day32. Desaguadero to La Paz

Today I woke up normally to cross the border into Bolivia. One big stage of my trip was finished and I was about the begin the second one. After crossing the entire Peru from West to East, over the high passes of the Andes, I was prepare to face Bolivian mountains. My hostal was literally […]

Day 31. Puno to Desaguadero

Km today: 145 Km total: about 1920 Long day, with late departure from Puno. Head ache on the last 30 km. Arival in Deasguadero at 9 pm, after last 10 with strong wind

Day 29. Colca Canyon

km today: 0 Bus tour in Colva Canyon , impressive piece of art made by the nature. Admire the flight of the condors. That´s the main reason I came to Colca Canyon