From the infomation that we had read on the internet we expected to be greeted by the Argentinian customs officers like long lost relatives, showered with roasted meats and ushered into lovely warm beds. Instead they were much more interested in the World Cup and said that we could sleep in their shed, which we did, for two days due to the wind. The stark industrial surroundings reminded me a bit of the film Reservoir Dogs. I suggested we act out a couple of scenes after dinner. However no one else had seen it, so we just ate our pasta and went to bed.
Salta, Argentina to Uyuni, Bolivia July 8th 2006 "His cheeks were red, roughned by the wind, which for ten long hours had massaged his cheeks. Drops of water trickled from his hair. He had emerged from the night like a sewer-worker coming up out of his manhole, with his heavy boots, his leather jacket, and his forehead-plastered hair, blinking like an owl."
(Southern Mail by Antone de Saint-Exupery)
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South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Uyuni Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... 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