Argentina Again: Hostels, Hassles & Iguazú Falls Revisited

The border crossing from Brazil into Argentina is efficient and well-organized. I created a bit of a fuss when I pulled over, got off the bike and searched for an Aduana officer to pitch my plight about my temporary import permit. Shaking his head while waving a fellow officer over I was a bit concerned […]

São Miguel to Foz do Iguaçu

The next morning I wandered the grounds of the old church taking photographs before moving on and logging about 250 miles to São Miguel D’Oeste in Santa Catarina state, arriving just before nightfall. A tiny enclave and barely a dot on my map, I rode around town twice without spotting a hotel. A guy on […]

Goodbye Buenos Aires. Hello Uruguay!

The late night with the crew at Las Lilas pushed my departure date back by a day. But it’s getting cold here. I’m looking forward to sandy beaches, warm weather and Brazilian culture. Though I’ll lament leaving Buenos Aires, it’s clear that I must push on. New experiences to write about. New environments to capture […]

Bidding Farewell to Buenos Aires.

I’ve dragged out my stay in Argentina and Buenos Aires for a long time. I am sure Javier and Sandra at Dakar Motos think I’ll never leave. But even this good time must pass. More bikes rolled into Buenos Aires and Dakar Motos over the last week. There’s Helge from Norway riding a heavily modified […]

Bernal? Buenos Aires?

Last night Daniel was back in Buenos Aires. I took a wild taxi ride to a suburb south of the city. A small town called Bernal. This is where Daniel grew up. A group of guys celebrating a birthday. Many of these guys Daniel knew as a kid. Fun to hang with locals in a […]

Coming & Going Home

I’ve been on the road for some time. Sure, I had spent many months back in the states while recovering after my broken leg in Bolivia. But that little accident didn’t set me back. Because I went back. Now in Buenos Aires. I know I’ve spent too long here. But the city just grabbed me. Sucked […]

Good Air.

I love Buenos Aires. The energy. The mix of Europe and Latin culture. The mate. The food. The wine. The strength of the dollar. The people. Did I say the people? There’s not much not to like about Buenos Aires. In many ways this place seems like home. Argentina with its diversity, culture, beauty and […]

Don’t Bug Me When I’m Riding.

It was a late start when we all left Villa General Belgrano, and after leaving the boys back in Rio Cuarto I made the journey back toward Buenos Aires. Just a few days ago this rode looked a lot different as I swam through the incessant rain getting the longest and wettest shower perhaps since […]

Villa General Belgrano & La Cumbrecita With Friends

Juan on his ’03 Dakar crossing bridge over canyon on route to La Cumbrecita. Sitting in the central Sierras of Argentina’s Cordoba province, Villa General Belgrano sits high in the Calamuchita Valley. It’s perhaps most famous for the largest beer festival in Argentina when thousands descend on the small village in October for the Fiesta […]

Viajito: A Weekend Ride

It’s been more than a month since I’ve ridden my motorcycle more than just a few miles. But as I took residence at Dakar Motos Friday night, I found myself the sole motorcyclists claiming a bunk. I spent the evening packing my gear, reviewing the map and prepping myself for my journey outside Buenos Aires. […]