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Ecuador Quick Updates Travel

+++ Camping on Chimborazo at 4850m +++

By on Friday August 3rd, 2018

A trip to Ecuador is not complete without a visit of its highest volcano Chimborazo. On the top (at 6286m) you’re actually the closest you can get to the sun while still standing on planet earth. This is due to its location near to the equator.

I didn’t get that…


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Ecuador Quick Updates Travel

+++ Off-road adventures in Ecuador +++

By on Wednesday July 18th, 2018

In Pasto (Colombia) I reunited with Martin from Switzerland. We traveled together for a few days in Mexico and met each other again in Antigua. Since then we staid in contact and after almost three months we’re now riding together further south. We both had planned to take some…


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Colombia Quick Updates Travel

+++ from Jardin to Filandia – through the zona cafetera +++

By on Monday July 2nd, 2018

This morning I reached the colorful colonial-style town of Filandia in the Zona Cafetera. It’s one of these cute little towns which make you wonder whether they were specifically built it for tourism. Especially in the center around the Parque de Bolivar the houses look almost perfect like in…

Colombia Quick Updates Travel

+++ from Medellin to Jardin +++

By on Saturday June 30th, 2018

Since I wanted to watch the Colombia vs. Senegal match before I leave it was already past 12:00 when I finally started. It’s more than 120km from Medellin to Jardin and since it involves a lot of climbing I had anyhow planned to spend two days for this. I…


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Colombia Quick Updates

+++ a long stay in Medellin +++

By on Thursday June 28th, 2018

Finally I’m leaving Medellin today. Originally I had planned to stay here only two days, but since I still was not fully recovered from little infection I spend some more time here. I really enjoyed the vibe of the city and would have loved to even explore more. Now…


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Colombia Quick Updates

+++ reached the beginning of the Andes +++

By on Tuesday June 19th, 2018

Today I will start cycling the Andes for the first time. It’s less than 300km to reach Medellin but a lot of climbing ahead of me. After roughly three months in tropical conditions I’m absolutely looking forward for some cooler nights. Just in time I also recovered from a…


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Colombia Panama Quick Updates Travel

+++ leaving towards Medellin +++

By on Wednesday June 13th, 2018

Four days ago I reached the port of Cartagena, Colombia with a sailing boat. Initially my plan was to only spend two nights in this historical harbor town. But since it’s so beautiful and also because I was out of order due to food poisoning for one full day…


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Full Story Guatemala Travel

Guatemala (part 3): visiting the German embassy

By on Tuesday June 12th, 2018

Prior to my trip I got several vaccinations. One of those was against Hepatitis A and B as recommended for travels in these regions. It’s necessary to refresh this vaccination after 6 months and this was already overdue when I was in Mexico. But despite waiting for several weeks…


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Full Story Guatemala Travel

Guatemala (part 2): volcano hike

By on Sunday June 10th, 2018

It’s one of the activities I’m already looking forward to since a couple of hundreds kilometers. I’ve met many other travelers who reported greatest stories from their hikes up to the Acatenango near Antigua. The hike up the Acatenango is already pretty impressive, but the actual highlight is to…


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Panama Quick Updates

+++ Leaving Central America on a sailing boat +++

By on Monday June 4th, 2018

Yesterday I reached the port town of Portobello in Panama. Today I will cycle a few Kilometers to Puerto Lindo from where I will take a sailing boat which will bring me to Colombia. We will have a stop over of three days on the San Blas islands before…

Martijn
Riding my bike through the Americas.

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