Week 68. El Bordo to Ipiales. Biking in Colombia.

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 […]

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Week 67. Yotoco to El Bordo. 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 […]

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Week 66. Fresno to Yotoco. 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 […]

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Week 65. Sao Pablo de Borbur to Fresno. 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 […]

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Week 64. Chita to San Pablo de Borbur. 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 […]

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Week 63. Soata to Chita. 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 […]

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Week 62. Bucaramanga to Soata. Biking in Colombia.

12th till 18th of August 2018. Leaving town. If you know that Bucaramanga is the capital and largest city of Santander in Colombia with almost 522,000 inhabitants, you can imagine that we are lucky to have MapsMe which works offline as a route planner to guide us out of the crazy busy city. We first […]

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