30th of September till 6th of October. Born on a different cloud. My soul feels stripped to the bone and my heart vibrates more open than ever. Crossing the border with Ecuador reminds us of the impact of where you were born and raised. The freedom of living in Europe with its open borders. The…Read more Week 69. Ipiales to Otovalo. Biking in Ecuador.
23rd till 30th of September 2018. Bad to the bone. Bike packing around the world seems to give you a special shield. People are friendly, police waves you through. Border passing is most of the time a piece of cake, as you spend more time telling people what you have done and what you are…Read more Week 68. El Bordo to Ipiales. Biking in Colombia.
16th till 22nd of September 2018. A Hard Road. The Pan-Americana Highway is the longest network of roads in the world. Leading from North America across Central America and ending in the most southern tip of South America. If the Darien Gap would not be in-between it would give you 30.000+ km of mostly good…Read more Week 67. Yotoco to El Bordo. Biking in Colombia.
9th to 15th of September 2018. Love-hate relationship. This week I finally admitted to myself that I have a love-hate relation with steep dirt roads and asphalt roads. When I am biking or frequently pushing up the hill on a dirt road, I long for smooth straight asphalt. When we finally are on asphalt roads…Read more Week 66. Fresno to Yotoco. Biking in Colombia.
2nd of September till 8th of September. Fresh mountain air. It has its benefits when you can leave before the first heat of the day, even if you have to set your alarm at 4:30 to be ready by first sunrays. We enjoy the fresh mountain air before setting off. While the rain was pouring…Read more Week 65. Sao Pablo de Borbur to Fresno. Biking in Colombia.
26th of August till 1st of September 2018. "Suffering" is our own choice. When I struggle up the mountains and see locals walking up the hills to their fields, or cooking dinner on a wood fire, I remind myself of what Hilde said so nicely in her blog: our "suffering" is our own choice. Read…Read more Week 64. Chita to San Pablo de Borbur. Biking in Colombia.
19th till 25th of August 2018. Memory lane. Memories are fading in and out, mixing between different countries, roads and years. Twisting between time frames and being, waving as a texture creating new memories. Triggered by sounds, smells and heat or cold.I am sometimes getting so confused and I am happy that we have the discipline…Read more Week 63. Soata to Chita. Biking in Colombia.