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Day 1495 – 1506, Lima: Fighting the System

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Oct - 26 - 2014

In Lima I based myself at a hostel in the fancy Miraflores neighborhood and prepared to wait. I had ordered a new tent from the States since MSR up there had been so kind to give me a nice discount. I knew from the tracker that it had already arrived in Lima airport, but, getting  [ Read More ]

Day 1406 – 1413: Vive La Paz!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jul - 24 - 2014

After arriving in La Paz last night I had found a nice hostel in the city center. The roof top terrace was a great place to spend a few hours reading a book while enjoying the views over this spectacular city. Right outside the hostel there was a market street with women in bowler hats  [ Read More ]

Day 1263-1273: Santiago de Chile

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 12 - 2014

Before reaching Santiago I had been in contact with Roberto CE3CT, a radio amateur who had invited me to stay while in the city. I had heard many stories about Roberto’s place from my friends in Buenos Aires. I thought I had reasons to believe there would be some very good days ahead, and boy,  [ Read More ]

Day 1247, Bariloche: Recharging… 100%

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Feb - 21 - 2014

After a very nice night of deep sleep followed by a slow breakfast I felt as well rested as I have in a long time. The day started for real as we made the short hike up to a Buddhist Stupa located just above Jorge’s house. A little piece of Asia in Argentina, who would  [ Read More ]

Day 1155-1158, Rosario: CQWW CW at LT1F

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 13 - 2013

My amateur radio friends in Argentina had invited me to the annual CQWW CW contest from the LT1F super station near Rosario. On Friday afternoon I met with Fabian LU1AEE and Diego LU8ADX and we began the 3 hour drive towards the station. By the way, I have cycled 15000 km out of a total  [ Read More ]

Day 781 – 790: Alice Springs

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 06 - 2012

For over a week I stayed with my great hosts Greg and Tarnya in Alice Springs. After being reunited with my bike I had decided to continue cycling towards Sydney. The legs simply wanted to get going again! The trusty Bianchi looked a bit dusty when I found her in Gregs garage, but we quickly managed to  [ Read More ]

Day 213: Port Dickson – Melaka

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 10 - 2011

Distance: 72.79 km Ridetime: 02:50:27 Average: 25.6 km/h Total distance: 10217 km I knew my arrival in Melaka was expected because my amateur radio friends there had been asking what day I would come. But, not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the welcome I was going to receive. The day started  [ Read More ]

Day 205: Taiping – Pangkor

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 09 - 2011

Distance: 107.07 km Ridetime: 05:00:05 Average: 21.4 km/h Total distance: 9793 km At 8 in the morning I met with Sham and Jamil from yesterday night. They hard bought 3 more friends who were all going to join me for the first 50 km of cycling! First we had breakfast and afterwards we cycled around  [ Read More ]

Day 113: Mangalore

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 29 - 2011

I needed an extra cup of coffee in the morning to wake up after the King Fisher beers yesterday night. And I actually needed to be awake since I would have a journalist from The Times of India stopping by my hotel room before lunch. Yeah, this celebrity life is very hard! I ended up  [ Read More ]

Day 73: Damascus

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 26 - 2010

0 km With the sun back and temperatures climbing to the more normal 10-15 degrees it was time to think about getting back on the bike. First however, I had set up a meeting with Omar from the local radio community in Damascus. We spent the morning visiting the club station there. After four days  [ Read More ]