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Torres del Paine


Punta Arenas -Punta Natales


After a nice restday in Punta Arenas, we were back on the bikes. The first 20-30k went really fast. But after leaving the bigger area of Punta Arenas the wind stopped us. Heavy sidewind made it impossible to ride. Not only once we were pushed into the ditch. Overtaking buses and lorries didn’t made the situation easier. We found a shelter place in form of a garage. After both of us had a short “powernap”, we started a new attemp.

Mate trinken und abwarten.
Mate and waiting

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Mein definitiv härtester Tag in der Pampa!

Rio Grande – Puntas Arenas


No sooner said than done, my first task after my failed calculation about needed food/day, I had to do a 30k detour to Rio Grande. Before I arrived in the center of Rio Grande I saw a guy playing a trumpet in a field outside the town in an industrial area. So I stopped and listened. He immediately started a conversation and after the “traditional” questions Wherefrom, whereto and which country, he insisted in showing me the way to the next supermarket by driving his car in front of me.
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I am still alive – Just the internet not

Hola. I am still alive and I am fine :). Since a few weeks the internet connection here is really bad. If there is any, it is over satelite, which means interruptions and a really slow connection. Right now I am riding the Carretera Austral direction to Cochrane. In the next bigger city, which I should reach in about a week, I’ll have some restdays. The internet should be much better there and I’ll update the Blog. There is a lot to tell :)
Ride on!


What a Start

What a start. The first week is already over, and it has been a very thought week! The start was not perfect at all! I need to apologize for all my mistakes and false structures of the sentences, but I am on vacation and not in university ;-).Mum and Dad sorry to put the English version firstm but I just was in a mood to do so… I hope its fine for you all… All started really great. I didn’t need to pay for the bike or the luggage which was more than allowed on my flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. Arriving in Ushuaia, first thing to be done was to get my bike ready and pack all my stuff.

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Chau Buenos Aires

Two and a half weeks in Buenos Aires…Great Time! It is a city where it’s definitely worth to stay for a longer time. Everyday I discovered new things on my way to the Spanish class. After I am reasonably able to get off at the right bus stop, I am already leaving Buenos Aires. Taking a bus is not that easy here, because there are no specifically signed bus stops or announcements. If you enter the bus, you need to say the bus stop where you want to get off. The bus doesn’t stop as long as you don’t push the stop button.
if you don’t know exactly where your bus stop is, you just need to be lucky ;-)
Meanwhile I know a few scraps of Spanish and I am able to have a simple conversation about daily life. The nice conversation with the taxi driver on the way to the airport got me confident. After I had changed the couchsurfing host last week, we were three persons this week. My host Enrique, Ashley (also a couchsurfer) and me. The pool on the rooftop got intensively used by us. On Friday, so to say as goodbye, we had Asado (Argentina meet) with Enrique and a few friends of him. Now I am suprised, if my bike is still in a good condition in Ushuaia. I planned to stay a few days around Ushuaia to explore the National Park.

Hasta pronto!