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Argentina One, Part Two: An Introduction to Patagonian Hospitality

I already wrote about the correlation between how nice a car is and how unlikely it is for the driver to stop and pick you up, and now I can see that the same thing is true for how nice … Continue reading

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Argentina One, Part One: Crossing the Andes

After climbing all the way from the Pan-American and Osorno in Chile, and after exiting Chile, we were still climbing with the Argentinian Immigration offices nowhere in sight. For maybe 15 or 20 miles we enjoyed the thought that we … Continue reading

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Drinking and driving in Santa Cruz, Chile

From Santiago we decided to head towards the famous wine growing region. The landscape is gentle and pastoral, lots of green fields and cottonwood trees. The small town of Santa Cruz boasts many famous wineries and we were excited to … Continue reading

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Feel the Sunshine – Santiago, Chile / Erika Rowe

Pulling into Santiago was wonderful. It is a beautiful city, very European with lots of fountains and parks and tree lined streets. We couchsurfed with a great American guy named Eric. He lives in a fantastic light-filled apartment in a … Continue reading

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The Atacama Desert and Northern Chile / Erika Rowe

The border crossing into Chile was quick and painless. A little paperwork, a little luggage checking, and we were through. We rode the few kilometers into Arica and started looking for a hostel. I was in the mood for camping. … Continue reading

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The Tire Saga: Same Week, different view point / Erika Rowe

As I watched Yaniv’s bus dwindle into the vast silence of the surrounding desert I considered my new situation. Alone, 60 miles of dirt road away from the closest town, in a house servicing the road company AGVP workers. Not … Continue reading

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The Tire Saga: Part Two / Yaniv Singer

Next morning I packed a big backpack and walked with Erika to the road. For 3 hours we stood there. Perhaps 10 cars passed but no one stopped. At 4 pm a bus passed. I paid 100 peso and got … Continue reading

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The Tire Saga: Part One / Yaniv Singer

The first time we started to notice the wear on our rear tires was around Santiago, Chile, after roughly twelve thousand miles of riding. Though we saw the tires we needed in more than one place, without even searching for … Continue reading

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Strange, Long, and Stunning: The Peruvian desert

We didn’t know it at the time, but the surrounding area of Cuenca would be the last time we would see high peaks and lush countryside with scores of white, thin, waterfalls all around you. Instead, the ugliness of Macara … Continue reading

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Such Great Heights-Ecuador / Erika Rowe & Yaniv Singer

What exactly does the guide book mean when it says “watch out for the moneychangers at the border, they will try to cheat you.” Let me tell you. At the border between Colombia and Ecuador we realized what we should … Continue reading

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On The Road Again – Cartagena to Ecuador / Yaniv Singer and Erika Rowe

Our predicament changed way more abruptly than it materialized. One day our local call to Sebastian in the Hilton had a different outcome than all the other days. We were informed that two letter were waiting for us at the … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy- the Stahlratte / Erika Rowe

We got kicked out of the Radisson lobby at about 8am, which was really much better than I expected. All night I anticipated getting the boot and having to drive around scary Colon looking for a different hotel. We were … Continue reading

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The Panamanian Blues/ Yaniv Singer

This blog entry will be very different from the ones I wrote before. Though maybe not. The truth is that I completely forgot not only the kind of stuff I’ve been writing, but also the kind of frame of mind … Continue reading

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Post Utila Syndrome and its Costa Rican Cure / Yaniv Singer

It took us a long while to get off the island, even once we decided to do so. Because of the pricing involved, I joined Erika in her Advanced Open Water course, rather than go on individual dives. I think … Continue reading

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Guatemala City to Honduras/ Yaniv Singer

It makes sense to pay out of your ass to BMW in the States, but for some reason here it just doesn’t. Everything else here is paperless and unofficial, so when they wanted us to hand to the office the … Continue reading

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Beyond Mexico: Guatemala and Honduras/ Yaniv Singer

It was first in San Cristobal, Mexico, When Time caught up with us. One of the most fabulous things about travelling is the change that takes place in your perception of time. Presumably it moves at the same rate as … Continue reading

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Guadalajara to Mexico City/ Erika Rowe

The ride from Ixtlan Del Rio to Guadalajara just got more and more beautiful. We moved from the dense jungle to corn fields to agave plantations. We stopped in Tequila for a tasting but decided not to do a tour … Continue reading

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Mazatlan to Guadalajara/ Erika Rowe

The heat and humidity in Mazatlan were overwhelming after our night at sea so we quickly scouted for a hotel. We ended up right on the beach in a run down, once grand behemoth of a hotel. It covered a … Continue reading

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Mulege to Mazatlan/ Erika Rowe

Leaving Bill’s place in Mulege was difficult. The relaxed atmosphere and air conditioning made it hard to go. Also, there is always a little fear of the unknown whenever starting out again after a rest period. The road south was … Continue reading

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First off-road: San Felipe to Route 1, Baja California, Mexico

Since we left San Felipe we had some adventures. We started heading south midday and realized 40 miles down the road that we lost the spare keys to all the locks and my bike. it was a frustrating couple hours … Continue reading

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Adapting to Trip Life: Tel Aviv to Chico to San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico / Yaniv Singer

A couple of weeks. That’s how long it usually takes me to adapt to trip-life. Erika says I have a long aaption period to any change, like getting up in the morning, going to sleep at night, going between Israel … Continue reading

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