Ok... I rode from Los Angeles California to the southern tip of South America, and back. I started out with a friend from Alberta Canada - Larry is a rancher whom I met when I rode to Alaska a few years earlier and had stayed in touch with. He had recently bought a new bike and wanted to go for a ride. So we set our sights on Tierra Del Fuego. But, he had to turn back in Colombia. Then I rode with Brian from England, Patrick from Ireland, and Damon from New Zealand, from Columbia to Santiago Chile. After that, I was on my own.

This was an exciting trip for a number of reasons. It was over 30,000 miles thru Latin America and the Andes mountains, and I didn't speak much Spanish. There was also the small detail of the Darien Gap. And, then there was "Death Road" in Bolivia - supposedly the most dangerous road in the world.

Anyway, I blogged about the entire journey right here.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Paragliding near La Paz Bolivia

I met Nicky in Buenos Aires and we met up a few times on our separate journeys.  She had been wanting to go Paragliding and decided to take advantage of the opportunity in La Paz.  So, I decided to tag along.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Potosi II

Just an overnight stop in Potosi in route from Sucre to La Paz.  Potosi is the highest capital city in the world at 13,420 ft.  Needless to say, no sleep for Andy on this night - altitude sickness for me takes the form of insomnia.

Hostel Santa Maria - the same place I stay at months earlier on my way south

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sucre Bolivia

I spent a month in Sucre Bolivia, even got a gym membership while I was there.  Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia, is a pretty small and quiet city.  It’s much lower in altitude than many of the other cities but still quite high at 9,000 ft.  And, once again I had problems sleeping for the first few days due to the high altitude.  It’s a nice place to just relax and take in the culture.
The local gym

Vanessa and Marie

Mercado Negro
View from the Mirador Cafe