Tribute to our Latin American best friends

Riding through Latin America we met thousands of stray dogs. As written before there’s children and dogs everywhere. The dogs hang out on every street corner, every petrol station, every plaza and they don’t really belong to anyone, they simply hang out in places where it is most likely that someone will throw some scraps …

The End of the World

We were about to enter Argentina, the final country out of 15 on our journey from the top of Alaska to the tip of Argentina. We would still have to cross back into Chile in order to get to Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, but it felt like a very big thing to cross this border …

Dakar Rally

One important deadline had been hanging over our heads throughout the journey: The Dakar rally rest-day in Copiapo in Chile on Jan 8th. A Danish participant Jes Munk, #86 was in the rally for the second year in a row. We really wanted to meet Jes and support him the best we could. Lars had …

Altiplano adventure

Before entering Bolivia we knew that this was probably going to be the toughest part of our Pan-American journey. Bolivia is very poor and underdeveloped and the part we would go through, the Altiplano, has limited infrastructure. The Altiplano is a large area where the Andes are widest. It stretches from southeast Peru to northwest Argentina and …

Peru – the Beauty and the Beast!

We crossed the border from Ecuador to Peru at Macara, a small border crossing in the mountains. It was funny how the scenery was repeating as we moved through the continent. The scenery around this border was very similar to the Sonoran desert in Arizona and northern Mexico, very dry with little vegetation. There was …

Blasting through Ecuador

Ecuador offered the most amazing perfect 4 – or even 6 lane highways. We had an important deadline in Copiapo, Chile for the Dakar race rest day on January 8th and finally we could make some decent mileage. We still had to go through Peru and Bolivia though and needed to keep the pace up …

In Colombia with a new travel partner

On December 6th we headed for the Tocumen Airport in Panama City to fly to Bogota in Colombia. This was a new chapter in our journey from Alaska to Argentina. Hard to believe that we had already done the entire North and Central America. Before we started the journey I had so many fears about …

Panama

We spend the last day in Costa Rica in a nice hotel in Ciudad Neily trying to dry our stuff since pretty much everything was soaked after riding in heavy rain. We needed to be on top of things for the border crossing to Panama. If anything would go wrong here it could screw things up …

Pura Vida – Costa Rica

We arrived in Costa Rica on November 23rd late in the afternoon and headed directly for the bay west of La Cruz. We were looking for a hotel, but when we found this sweet beach we decided to camp. We missed camping a lot and enjoyed the peaceful beach, the stars and the campfire. We …

Central America Border Hopping

In the morning November 18th before we could leave for the our next border crossing from El Salvador to Honduras at El Amatillo, Lars needed to fix his clutch cable. We had breakfast and realized that the Austrian couple Elisabeth & Walther we met two nights before was also at the same hotel, staying in the parking lot …