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buenos aires

ARGENTINA: BUENOS AIRES I’m a confirmed city agoraphobe but certain metropolises have an undeniable allure and Buenos Aires just happens to be one of them. It has charm. Undeniable charm. HOTEL VICTORIA And the charm starts right in my chosen Buenos Aires abode. The Hotel Victoria is a rambling five story building, with 70 rooms, […]

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meeting argentina

ARGENTINA: PUERTO MADRYN — VIEDMA — BAHIA BLANCA — CORONEL DORREGO — SANTA CLARA DEL MAR — LA PLATA Sometimes it is all about the riding, sometimes it is all about the landscape, sometimes it is all about the people. Once I hit the Atlantic there is no option but to turn north on Ruta […]

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go east

CHILE/ARGENTINA: PUERTO MONTT — PUERTO MADRYN RAIN Puerto Montt must surely be one of the top contenders for the title of The Wettest City in the World and so unsurprisingly I arrive to torrential rain, combined with lashings of those famous Patagonian winds. From the snug confines of the hostel where I am the only […]

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pampas pedalling

ARGENTINA/CHILE: CALAFATE — CERRO CASTILLO — PUERTO NATALES

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perito moreno

ARGENTINA: EL GLACIAR PERITO MORENO Yes, it is a tourist circus. Yes, it’s ridiculously expensive. But don’t let that stop you going: — Perito Moreno is a thing of wonder and beauty that nothing can really detract from.

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untrustworthy winds

ARGENTINA: EL CHALTEN — EL CALAFATE I’d been promised that I was going to be blown out of El Chalten all the way to the first junction eighty or ninety kilometres away with barely a pedal stroke. It would take me maybe three hours to reach the ‘pink house’, a derelict hotel complex that provides […]

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entertained by an angel

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2) But, then again, some – and perhaps I am now among them – must surely also have been entertained by angels. — When I meet Flor for the first time, arriving uninvited at her house in the company […]

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lamb

ARGENTINA: EL CHALTEN When a group of hungry cyclists get together things can get out of hand. A fourteen kilo lamb and fourteen people. That makes sense, doesn’t it? The only other thing on the menu was bread. And wine.

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ice fields

It’s not often that you find yourself somewhere that you never really imagined could exist.

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crossings

CHILE/ARGENTINA: VILLA O’HIGGENS — CANDELERIO MANCILLA — EL CHALTEN Lakes, borders, bridges: there are always crossings to be made. The route between Villa O’Higgens and El Chalten is somewhat famous or infamous, depending on your predilections. * None of us felt the urge** to try the trail by Lago del Desierto as an alternative to […]

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