QuickPeek: Inti Raymi. Night out. Indigenous celebrations.
So Stella mentioned about a ceremony honouring Pachamama (Mother earth) which got linked with the Incan Solstice festivities called Inti Raymi. Inti Raymi is a popular festival in Incan lands, mainly in Paru, where they celebrate the arrival of winter… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rest. Cooking.
We bid goodbyes to Stella and Luciano and in the rainy evening, headed out into town to meet our Lucia. It was easy to spot Lucia’s home and she was waiting for us and invited us into her beautiful home… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Cooking. Walkabout.
We started the day really early as the bus out was at 8 AM and we bid farewell to Alexandra and Cami and walked up in freezing weather. Teh bus was a few minutes late but was nice and warm… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Hike a Bike. Hot shower. Beautiful campsite.
We slept in to start the day and by the time we did the immigration at the Argentinian side and got on the trail, it was 11:30. I think it might have been ok to have started early, but we… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bypass. Boat trip. Awesome Camping.
Our time in El Calafate with our amazing host and friend, David, had to come to an end. We had a really lovely dinner with all of us, including his friends, Damian and Mary, accompanied by amazing food, Krista’s Salad… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Cooking. Rest. Good Times.
The past few days at David’s have been absolutely stunning. We have formed a really nice little clique and pretty much everyday, we fell into the routine of having fun, lots of laughter, great food and absolutely stunning desserts! Well… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rest. Sightseeing. Cooking.
I had a great night’s sleep and got up in time to catch David and Mauricio preparing coffee! Sweet! I had a bit of b’fast and met their other guest Sofia, from France. This being a Sunday, David said that… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Bus Ride. Border Crossing. Awesome Host.
Once I had seen the route heading to Puerto Natales, it was clear that the option to ride the bike for 500 km on the vast plains of Patagonia on headwind was a bit stupid. It was probably a better… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Headwinds. Gravel. Rolling hills. Estancia Camping.
After looking thro numerous detailed views of the route ahead, I figured, given the winds we might be able to do 60 k days realistically and prepared for the day’s start. We decided to take a while and make sure… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rest. Planning.
Our host Fernando had been wonderful and we asked if we could hang out for a day more and he gladly allowed us to hang out. We had some things to attend to and so the day was extremely useful… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Rest. Resupply.
I was knocked out in the night and woke up at 9 AM. Glad to be sleeping indoors and our Host Fernando’s place was absolutely lovely. Yesterday I made some tomato Rice with some stuff he had at home and… Continue Reading →
QuickPeek: Headwind. Rain. Rolling hills. Town!
We had about 50 km to get from our lovely little shelter at Camping Norte to Rio Grande, where we plan to stay a day or so to recover and resupply before heading towards Chile. Our host in Rio Grande… Continue Reading →