From Mountains to Jungle: Tulcan to Mocoa on the ‘Trampoline de la Muerte’

Crossing into a new country is normally an exciting time. You always have the minor hassle of actually doing the paperwork and getting the stamps but so far we have never had any problems and we are usually underway with renewed excitement pretty quickly. The border between Ecuador and Colombia[…]

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A Slice of Island Life: Chiloé to Puerto Varas

The Carretera Austral continues north from La Junta to Puerto Montt, via Chaitén, and this is the usual route for those riding the famous southern highway. However we decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to visit the island of Chiloé, just off the western coast of the mainland[…]

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