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Day 1454 – 1475, What is Another Few Days, Anyway?

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Sep - 29 - 2014

When I took the flight from Australia to Argentina back in November I had been bringing my trusty Bianchi road bike which had already carried me 20000 km from Denmark to New Zealand. Now I decided it was time to go back to Salta in Argentina to pick it up. I parked my Scott mountain bike at my friends Aldo’s place and started the long bus ride back to Bolivia and eventually Argentina.

At a random bus station in Bolivia I suddenly saw a familiar face. It was Thor from Denmark who is on a mission to travel to every country in the world without flying. We last met a month in Cuzco. This time we only had time for a quick cup of coffee as we were both taking our next bus within half an hour.

I somewhat got used to the overnight buses even though I will never be a fan of this way of travelling; my knees were hurting after the long 12 hour rides – while cycling I never have these kind of problems.

One day I was passing a camera store that had a sign in front which said they also did repairs. I went in and explained that my camera had been dead for three weeks. But then, as I put in the battery and turned it on, it magically came back to life! The first couple of photos I took it still sounded a bit ill, but then everything returned to normal. This was a good thing as September is fiesta time in these parts with many good photo opportunities every night. I almost couldn’t believe I had a camera again!

It has now been over a month since I have been doing any cycling. Though a part of me is itching to get back to Arequipa and get this cycling expedition back on two wheels, hanging out with a certain special someone paused me for a moment. And, really, there is no need to rush. With more than 1400 days on the road, what is another few days anyway?

Categories: Argentina, Bolivia
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2 Responses so far.

  1. Fred Bouwman says:

    Definitely no rush on a good cycling trip.

  2. True words Fred 🙂 Hope your recovery is going according to plan up there in Canada! Best wishes from Peru.