La Familia In this installment we go on a months adventure with part of the family. Mum, Dad and my Sister come our from Aus to travel around Chile and Argentina with me while the two brothers stick it out back home working for the man. Then its back on the road again for some Patagonian cycling.
Check out what happened in the previous installment here
Following up on some epic riding through Bolivia (check it out here) we crossed the border into norther Chile where things start to take a change of pace. With Birthdays, the festive season, family visits and thoughts of making plans for Patagonia arise we start to take our time stopping off for weeks at a time and realizing bus trips can lead to some unexpected delights. We say good-bye to german friends Anja and Marko as James, Mateo and I explore the promised lands of Chile and Argentina. – Tom
Ecuador is like a lucky dip lolly bag, but one of the good ones.
Coming down through Central America the word from other cyclists and backpackers along the way is “wait for Colombia, you are going to love it”. And they are true. Colombia was bloody fantastic. But little is given for its southern neighbor. Most people fly into the Ecuadorian Capitol and then head straight for the Galapagos islands (still on my bucket-list) and not much is said about the rest of the country.
Ecuador is home to Volcano Alley and some amazing national parks that runs the length of the country. Ideal for riding a bike through. It had me picking up my jaw from the dirty floor more often than not and a it produced a ride to Volcan Cotopaxi that is going to be hard to beat.