Takeko san from Fukushima in Northern Japan is 65 years young. She told me that she started independently travelling when she was 60. Wearing a Bob Marley top and lots of beads she explained that she is on a 2 month trip back around Chile and Argentina. Despite being robbed as you can she she is having a great time. Takeko san's previous trips include: a 10 month tour of Asia, including places like Iran; and a backpacking trip in Asia with her 73 year old brother and 70 year old sister. Despite this radical image she was the first back to the bus at the end of the tour (I was second).
Rio Gallegos to El Calafate February 5th 2006 "Then they climbed back on their mounts and hurried to reach a village before dark, but the sun set, long with the hope of acheiving their desire, when they were near the huts of some goatherds, and so they decided to spend the night there; as much as it grieved Sancho not to be in a town, it pleased his master to sleep outdoors, for it seemed to him that each time this occured it was another act ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Calafate Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
I cycled from, Ushuaia, the most southern point in Argentina to, Deadhorse, the most northern point in Alaska, United States. It was amazing. Took me just over 18 months.
During this trip I have made 23 entries into my travel journal on this blog. I also have a website pushonnorth.com which has maps of my route on it. If you have any questions or comments about cycle touring in Latin America why not send me an email, or even better, use the cycle touring travelblog forum that has been set up on travelblog?
Have also been trying to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres. I raised 8,5... full info