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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Uyuni salt flats and whereabouts

Posted from Uyuni, Potosi Department, Bolivia.I started to feel a bit apprehensive about the jeep tour soon after I saw the crowds of backpackers converging around the touristy part of Uyuni and sitting in the tourist cafes eating pizza and talking rubbish. A few days earlier, while being tired, I was questioning my choice of … Continue reading »

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Villazon – Uyuni

Posted from Uyuni, Potosi Department, Bolivia.My stay in Bolivia started a bit rough. As I was getting through the border from La Quiaca to Villazon I happened to start suffering from the cold and food poisoning at once. I crossed the border hoping to find a nice hostel in Villazon but there weren’t any. Therefore … Continue reading »

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Easy gets difficult

Posted from La Quiaca, Jujuy, Argentina. In San Antonio de los Cobres things began to break. I snapped another spoke – this time on the other side of the hub. To replace it I would have to take the break disc off – the only problem being, I don’t have the right type of a … Continue reading »

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Sta. Maria to San Antonio the high way round – p.2 (photos only)

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Sta. Maria to San Antonio the high way round – p.1

Posted from San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta Province, Argentina. I was leaving Santa Maria fully refreshed, strong, with clean clothes and with high morale. I knew the road from now on would get difficult but I was ready to tackle all the obstacles it had waiting for me. I knew it would get hard. … Continue reading »

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Northern Argentina

Posted from Santa MarĂ­a, Catamarca Province, Argentina. I have recently begun feeling that cycle touring fits me very well. Despite of an initial dose of suffering I started to tolerate not only the heat but also the wind and the ascents. Riding has become more of a joy than pain and I began looking forward … Continue reading »

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Slowly getting better at it

Posted from Chilecito, La Rioja Province, Argentina.Just when I thought that cycle touring might not be my thing I suddenly got a bit better at it. Perhaps it’s the rest I took in Jachal or the fact that after finishing my research paper I stopped rushing to and in between places. My dear friend Pei, … Continue reading »

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