San Rafael: culture shock… 

bit of a culture shock going on here today…  San Rafael is the biggest, busiest place I’ve seen so far on this journey, after weeks of mountains, desert and small pueblos I’m finding it a bit overwhelming, hehe. Still, there is very good coffee :-) The city is completely flat… more »

Un dia hermoso..

I haven’t got a title for this post yet, I thought of many and forgot equally as many while riding over the past few days… hopefully something will occur to me as I type… I have a few days catching up on here to do (hope you’re sitting comfortably, hehe)……. more »

un dia muy duro :o)

I wrote the following yesterday, I’m still in Chos Malal today… pinned down by the weather if you like, I have a gale-force northwesterly that’s strong enough to blow a person over, let alone a bicycle… I’m hoping for snow too, it snowed a couple of weeks ago apparently with… more »

Las Lajas lazy…

I had to stop for a couple of nights, I realized yesterday how fatigued I’d become, mostly due to the last few days of high winds, rough roads and climbing. As one friend kindly reminded me I’m not 25 any more… yeah this is true I don’t recover quite as… more »

hard work uphill from Junin :-)

Hmmmm, I have to remember everything from the last two amazing days… Right now I’m in a cafe in a place about 200km north of Junin that doesn’t even appear on my road map, supposedly the best one available for Argentina… at a cafe that doesn’t have wifi not surprisingly… more »

Hot in Junin…

This afternoon I’m in a small town called Junin (pronounce ‘hooneen’)… reason I’m inside typing this is that it’s baking hot outside… mid-30’s C and the whole town, sensibly, is pretty much asleep or lounging under the trees by the river :-) Junin I’ve got a room here for the… more »

on from Valle la Angostura

** there’s an article about Shelterbox in Haiti on the BBC news site here: scroll down the page when it opens for news updates and links to pictures *** Before I write about the last couple of days can I just say… to everyone who made a donation and… more »

a big chunk of cow

I am truly my own worst enemy, didn’t get into my tent till 1am… again… so allow me to introduce Juan & Elisa.. it’s all their fault. we lit a big fire for a BBQ and sent Eli off to get some meat while we, being typical males, played around… more »

El Jardin de Patagonia….

Hola, today I’m writing from Valle la Angostura in Argentina, it calls itself El Jardin de Patagonia… and it really is rather beautiful. The town looks and feels almost identical to Banff, same homogenous natural wood and stone architecture, shops geared towards mountain sports and so on.. very much the… more »