Dear Pan American Highway

Dear Pan American Highway

Dear Pan American Highway, I vaguely remember doing my first bike ride. What I do remember is the build up to that very day. I was anxious over the outcome to quite an extent. As if being stuck in a remake of „Groundhog Day“ my mind kept looping a dream of...
Canada je t’aime

Canada je t’aime

They say you have to take the bull by the horns. Along with half a dozen Mesquitos, a couple of chickens and my trusted cyclocross I am squeezed into a pipante, the one and only mean of transport to navigate the backwaters of the Mosquitia. Set to finally...
Being John in Moab

Being John in Moab

In a time of copy and paste it is so important to create something new and nurture our own individual strength rather than look to others and try to imitate them. Because in the end what we tell is who we are. And that was exactly what I thought to myself on my fourth...
My Mexican wedding

My Mexican wedding

Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, San Salvador– todo lo mismo chorizo someone insisted while being out on a lengthy ride. Which translates to same sausage. After riding for months across Central America and pretty much chewing my way to the...
The long road to Puravida

The long road to Puravida

After crossing over from Colombia, a sigh of relief came off my lips: „It’s done!„. Almost like a mantra I had kept repeating the word C-a-r-t-a-g-e-n-a  to motivate myself. Sometimes simultaneously gritting my teeth or even calling the word out...
O Colombia, Where Art Thou?

O Colombia, Where Art Thou?

Okay here we go … it has definitely been one of the most anticipated blog entries of the whole trip … so now is the time to get the job done. THE MEGA COLOMBIA POST!!!! So how was Colombia treating me in general and how do Colombians respond to people...
2016: A Year through the lens

2016: A Year through the lens

The year is coming to an end – time to clean out the closet and make some room for the N-E-W. What a cracker it’s been and how did we rock the Pan American Highway. So what were the big surprises, the most outstanding moments and the stunning facts of...
From one life-changing journey to another

From one life-changing journey to another

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride since getting off my bike back in June and deciding on moving in with a bunch of strangers I had hardly known before. Four months in – it is something I can almost not imagine to end since we have all grown so fond of...
Happy B-day Panam!!!!!

Happy B-day Panam!!!!!

Kofferpacken.at caught up with me back in January a couple days before heading out of  Buenos Aires. What has happened ever since and what Panam Rouleur was up to on his birthday can be found right here. Reisen und Sicherheit in Honduras: „Ein mulmiges Gefühl...
New adventures down the road

New adventures down the road

The dust had just settled from the desert and the roads would slowly become steeper. A look back on the last couple weeks on the Altiplano, my thoughts on crossing from Chile into Peru and what it takes to cycle all the way up to Machu Picchu without hitting an Alpaca...