We Won’t Cry for You, Argentina*: Diary of Last Year #12

*at least not for your drivers

Route towards Bariloche

10th of January 2017

Today is our last day in Argentina. We leave our sportsground-turned-into-overpriced-campsite in the village of Dina Huapi and pedal towards Bariloche. This is one of Argentina’s tourist hotspots and we’re in high season. Continue reading “We Won’t Cry for You, Argentina*: Diary of Last Year #12”

Rain and Empanadas: Diary of Last Year #11

3rd of January 2017

What a change of scenery! A week ago, we were still cycling in dry, flat Argentinian lands, looking for a shaded place for our lunchbreak, and worrying about not having enough water. Now, we’re cycling in dense, green forest, wearing our rain gear, and looking for a dry and wind-protected place for taking a break. Continue reading “Rain and Empanadas: Diary of Last Year #11”

The Mountains are Calling: Diary of Last Year #10

27th of December 2016

We wake up to another sunny day. Last night, we put up our tent in the courtyard of Juan and Norma. Juan started talking to us in a café in Cutral Có, drove us around town trying to find a place to sleep for us, and ended up offering us his courtyard. The offer included a warm shower and a dinner of delicious roasted chicken. Our getting-up time of 7 a.m. is clearly unusual for Argentina, but we manage to set off at 9 after having said good-bye to our hosts. Continue reading “The Mountains are Calling: Diary of Last Year #10”

The Heat Strikes: Diary of Last Year #9

20th December 2016

It has been a warm night. We crawl out of our tent early, have breakfast, pack up our stuff. The usual morning routine. We leave the campsite in this improbable place: a small national park in the middle of the dry and arid pampa. We arrived last night after cycling 125 kilometres in the dry heat, without any water left. Continue reading “The Heat Strikes: Diary of Last Year #9”