Finally Colombians – Another journey begins

By bus to Ecuador, Visit to the Consul, a nasty surprise in Tumbaco

After an intense period of job search in Popayán and Abklärens the formalities for my work visa, we drove Thursdays (my manager and I) Pasto over the border to Ecuador. Nach ca. eight hours miserable bus ride we reached Ipiales, the city, which lies directly on the border with Ecuador. Friday we wanted to eat across the border to Ecuador, to visit the Colombian Consulate in Tulcan. Tulcan is the counterpart to Ipiales - a rather unattractive border town on Ecuadorian soil, However, there is a great cemetery. Continue reading

3 Years / years old / years

Who turned the clock, is it really so late? Here comes the obligatory anniversary article.

Three years ago I started in Anchorage. I thought, I in 18-20 Months'm back home. I still remember, when I was in the Yukon at the British Columbia border Casey, a cyclist from Oregon, met the three years was traveling. At that time, not a long way, I could not imagine being on the road so long, I found somehow inclined. Now I'm even three years on the road, the nomadic life has become for me everyday.

Two years ago I went with Nathan (velo freedom) by Mexico. (He is the way, lost or. has temporarily / permanently stopped in Panama to cycle?) At that time I had my glasses laying around in the restaurant and we were interviewed by a local television station.

Last year I was in Colombia in Cartagena and I celebrated the two-year-old in "Ciudad Movil".

For three days I am back in Colombia and now again in the beautiful Salento in the heart of the coffee zone. Continue reading

Back to Colombia


There is a lot going on, I got a visa for Ecuador, a response from Meilenweit, an interview in Quito and Galapagos behind me…. Tomorrow I go back to Salento from Quito to my bike and then I leave Salento without the Galapagos articles and uploaded the images to have. And all this will be explained in some.

Greetings from Casa Helbling, the best hostel for a long time

A wrong spare part - on the edge of despair

Before Sylvie and Sarah came to visit me, I did order a marathon behind me. In addition to a reunion that was also a good opportunity to bicycle parts to come. Many parts are not at all to get in Latin America.

One of the most important parts she had for myself, was a stable new wheel hub and spokes including a new rear wheel. Rims are subject to wear and give depending on the quality, Lacing, Mileage, Care and weight of the wheel and driver sometime sooner or later the ghost.

So I had a Ryde (Rigid) Other 30 Rim in black with 36 Hole * (I thought – see below) and 26 Inches at a store specializing in cycling holidays (Meilenweit in Berlin) ordered on the Internet. This is mostly hassle free, fast and reliable. Continue reading

Two new kids on the blog

A guest post by Sylvie and Sara (uncensored!!!)

After two impressive days in Bogota, we are on time landed in Quito. The best luggage "Western - Bicycle Equipment, thes Jens and two other cyclists had ordered diligently before our departure. Thanks to Sylvie's neighbors, who had taken in a week seven against packet. The joy was great, meet again after so long.

First, we assumed, Jens that would take us to a hostel in Quito, but surprisingly Jens quartered us in a room at the Casa de Ciclista in Tumbaco, a suburb of Quito, a. The Casa de Ciclista, Santiago and his wife. Continue reading