From Salento to Cali with new equipment, cute and oblique encounters
I could not stand it in Salento and had to continue to publish without the promised report and pictures from Galapagos. Im Plantation House, where they have kindly kept my stuff all the time I have not felt very comfortable, I stayed out of loyalty but there. This was partly because, that there was a high pass at Travellern. A constant coming and going. This is the disadvantage of the hostels are in the Lonely Planet guide. In one night, a 10-member group celebrated next to our dorm a loud game night with alcohol until deep into the night. I then eventually burst the collar and I have put an end to the revelry. In addition, I had lost in the last few days, two extreme snoring nose as roommates and I foolishly my earplugs. Then the hostel was also getting a bit old and sometimes a bit scruffy.
Get out of here was my thought.
Before leaving, had to wash all my clothes again, which had been so long gelagert. They had an unpleasant basement odors and mold spores. My bike, the cycling shoes, Helmet and all the bags I have also cleaned, everything was pretty filthy.
The new bags from Revelate Design
The new bags Revelate (black)
Axel, I went with the one piece from Bogota I saw the bags and my first thought was only: "The will I have." Continue reading →
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 →
The road blockade was overcome, now it was properly hot and the only option was to get on steep uphill – nothing helped. The new thermometer showed 40 degrees C. After a while, uphill and a lot of sweat, we arrived quite starved in Padilla an, a Miniort. Unfortunately, there was not proper to eat, but friendly owner of a small tienda recognized our need and cooked us what to eat – brilliant. In Lebanon we were at the Bomberos, the fire, Showering and stay. We were now on 1700 m and here it was again slightly cooler.
Check in Murillo
The next day brought us after exhausting 24 km uphill to the beautiful Murillo (3000 m), where we in Casa Murillo stayed, so far my best official accommodation in Colombia for 8000 Weights (ca 3,30 €) We were already in the middle of the beautiful Eje Cafetero and there was finally good to drink coffee from most ancient coffee machine. A very beautiful little mountain town with the typical colored facades. Continue reading →