Archives for : January 2012

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Uruguay – a very pleasant surprise

January 13 to January 23 The border crossing from Buenos Aires to Uruguay was simple. We took the ferry. We cleared immigration out of Argentina and into Uruguay together at the dock and then Brian rode on and cleared Argentina customs with the bike. At the other end we rode off, stopped for about 15 minutes while the officials filled out the carnet and we were on the road.       We spent three days at a great hostel on a farm about 50 ks out of the historic …

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North to Buenos Aires

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires – January 2 to 13 After saying goodbye to new friends and old we didn’t realise how soon we’d see Jens and Kati again. We left Ushuaia and took the road north. It was our last stretch of ripio for some time and it left us with our first flat tyre of the trip – sharp stone right through the rear tyre.  We couldn’t find the hole with the tools we had so it was impossible to use the tyre plugs we carry.  A very kind …

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Celebrating the end of the year at the end of the world

December 22, 2011 to January 1, 2012 Christmas is a hard time to be away from home. Family and friends are always important to us but at this time of the year we feel the separation even more.  We are blessed to have been able to spend this festive season with our good friends Bernd & Heidi who we met in Iran in 2003. We met up with them in Ushuaia when we got back from Antarctica. We saw their bikes outside the tourist office. There were lots of shrieks, …