I admit to a near perpetual yearning for the next big trip; travel hopes and aspirations are forever poking and prodding into the more foreign nooks and crannies of my mind. But if truth be told, I’m often more than happy …[ Read More → ]
Manizales – Villa Maria – Potosí – Laguna del Otún – Potosí – Cabañas de Brisas – Termalez de Ruiz – Manizales
There’s just time to squeeze in one more bikepack before I head back to New Mexico…
Lying a few hundred kilometres west of …[ Read More → ]
Given that I aim to fund my travels as best I can by working from the road, I carry a relatively vast collection of electronic devices. It’s by far the heaviest part of my setup and somewhat at odds with the …[ Read More → ]
In the Reserva Ecológica El Ángel, on Ecuador’s border with Colombia, a legion of velvet-leafed frailejón appear and disappear in the páramo mist, as it rises and falls across the tundra like an ocean tide.
I ride alone, stopping to rattle off photographs whenever …[ Read More → ]
I count Cotopaxi National Park amongst my favourite places in Ecuador – and even South America.
Sure, it’s not exactly off the beaten track, popular as it is with climbers attempting to scale the perfectly conical Volcán Cotopaxi – up at 5897m – …[ Read More → ]
Bus to Latacongua/Zumbahua then bike Quilatoa – Chugchillan – Isinlivi – Toacaso
So… despite the ride being officially ‘over’, I’ve found myself back in South America once more. It seems I can’t escape this continent. A free …[ Read More → ]