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Out of the bubble......... One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.-- Henry Miller

Trip: Africa bound....San Francisco, Marin to Africa

There are [39] stories from my trip: Africa bound....San Francisco, Marin to Africa


The NO WAY to São Paulo or “Wer nicht wagt, der nicht gewinnt” (Who doesn’t dare, doesn’t win)

BRAZIL | Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 | Views [36]

Saturday October 12th. We gathered a bunch of conflicting information how to get to São Paulo on our bikes. James and I were clear that we are going to cycle ....we both had no interest of taking the bus! We were told by one source “... Read more >


São Paulo close in reach and a ticket to leave.

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019 | Views [84]

October 1st. Zigzagging our way north. Brazil is cool! There is ALWAYS good food around and people to be friendly with. This country is easy to travel in and I am already “homesick” for it when I think about leaving this great place.... Read more >


Morretes, Curitiba and beyond

BRAZIL | Monday, 7 Oct 2019 | Views [38]

September 24th 2019  We cycled away from the coast again after saying good bye to Renato in Vila da Gloria.. through the rain to the train in Morretes where that little fancy hotel made us feel like king and queen.... Read more >


Back to the coast!

BRAZIL | Friday, 20 Sep 2019 | Views [56]

Sept. 18th 2019 We’ve been so used to dilly dallying, that we can’t find a reason to cycle any faster than 20- 30 km a day. That is less than what I rode daily at home on my way to work, plus I took power yoga and inferno Pilates classes ... Read more >


Blumenau, Brazil, on September the 16th 2019

BRAZIL | Friday, 20 Sep 2019 | Views [41]

And now we are in Blumenau. A wanna be German town. Dr. Blumenau and his wife were actually the first settlers of this town. It was highly recommended to us - especially to me. But  - even though it has it's German roots - it was mostly a facade ... Read more >


Balneário Camboriú, Bates Motel and a riddle

BRAZIL | Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 | Views [93] | Comments [2]

September, Monday the 2nd 2019 Such a silly thing to do is to get hooked on a TV show like “Bates Motel”, right after finishing being entertained by “The Marvelous Mrs Measel” why isn’t there a 3rd Season and why then ... Read more >


Going the extra Km - August 30th

BRAZIL | Saturday, 31 Aug 2019 | Views [113]

  We are taking detours from 101 north and space from “keep going” and are rewarded even though a lot of the little (but paved) roads are steep as hell - we even had to push our “plus size wire horses” at times......moans ... Read more >


Florianópolis, August 25th 2019

BRAZIL | Monday, 26 Aug 2019 | Views [80]

Time to relaxe, being at ease with the people around us - not even speaking the language. Take the ease and don’t think about it! Tracing some of James’ stomping grounds from 25 years ago. Hitting some resonating, good nerves and letting ... Read more >


Atlantic, here we come!

BRAZIL | Monday, 26 Aug 2019 | Views [73]

We left after the rain and now we only have 130km to go to the Atlantic Ocean. Another cold snap and a bit of head winds, but the roads are good with a nice comfy shoulder and the traffic is acceptable.  August 22nd 2019 Amazon fires:... Read more >


Making headway to Florianópolis

BRAZIL | Friday, 16 Aug 2019 | Views [93]

August 15th 2019  Moods change like the weather -while touring, the weather and the moods are even more unpredictable it seems. It’s getting warmer and that helps. We also took a little shortcut on a gentle dirt road in a most beautiful ... Read more >


There will be days like this....(heading east from Iguaçu to Florianópolis)

BRAZIL | Friday, 16 Aug 2019 | Views [93]

....when we keep going and going and don’t seem to be able to find a right place for the night...and we keep going some more...another uphill..way too steep with pot holes to balance around and trucks to avoid ..another downhill ...there is a village ... Read more >


Photos: Brazil

BRAZIL | Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Argentina/Brazil...Iguazu Falls with all the trimmings.

BRAZIL | Sunday, 11 Aug 2019 | Views [86] | Comments [1]

August 4th 2019. The reward is in the pudding....something like that. It was a long ways coming with a few minor “speed bumps” and here we are in one of the most stunning part of nature the world has seen.  We just about ... Read more >


Routa 12 - 200km to Iguazu Falls.

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019 | Views [101]

...and summer hast started! We are taking a day off - it is July 30th of 2019 - in a ..not too fancy...not too expensive...perfectly comfy and clean hotel.  We knew that big -one night - rain, thunder and lighting was approaching last night! ... Read more >


This cold and constant rain is getting to me!

ARGENTINA | Friday, 26 Jul 2019 | Views [98]

July the 25th La Cruz, Argentina on route 14 After riding ourselves soaked for three days we are giving up on the good weather for now and staying put in a little hotel here in La Cruz, Argentina on Route 14 north. The depressing, dark and dirty ... Read more >


More than half way.

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 | Views [95]

July 22nd Hot Springs! Yeah! Not only do we get to be clean, but also relaxed...floating around in these nice minerals must be doing something good for us, if not only for the soul..the mind...well, is there a difference? This is what I read on ... Read more >


Heading north from Buenos Aires.

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 | Views [79]

July 18th 2019 Next goal: Iguazu Waterfalls and hopefully into more warm weather. We are such sensitive creatures ....there is only a certain range where the temperatures are comfortable for humans and then there are also individual preferences.... Read more >


The Aduana Experience

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 14 Jul 2019 | Views [108] | Comments [1]

July 11th 2019   We sent our camping stoves from Florida to Buenos Aires ahead of our flight, because we wanted to make sure they get there! Reason why: Our camping stoves had been taken from us at the airport in Buenos Aires when we flew ... Read more >


Winter in Buenos Aires!

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 | Views [84]

July 1st 2019 At the Miami airport: Smooth “sailing” with a few speed bumps, like having to wrap - and pay for - each peace of luggage (except the bike boxes) in blue nasty plastic, arguing with the nice woman at the ... Read more >


Florida Keys

USA | Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 | Views [83] | Comments [1]

June 30th  Ok, really, we are going to leave the USA, I promise! The heat and humidity made us give up our plan to get to Cuba   - even though there is a travel ban for US citizens, but exceptions always underline the rules ... Read more >


Photos: Argentina to Brazil

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Further South through the heat, humidity and the Everglades to Miami and an “almost happy ending”

USA | Sunday, 30 Jun 2019 | Views [117]

  We left Sarasota and our dear friends Erika and Achim ...they rode us out of town for a while on the Legacy Trail to Venice:   Not too far down the road, when it was just James and I again for a few miles, one of us realized we left ... Read more >


Idling happily in Sarasota, FL

USA | Monday, 10 Jun 2019 | Views [181] | Comments [2]

Sunday June 9th 2019 Easy living in the early summer in Sarasota, FL. Not much riding these days....perfect idle in the comfort of great friends and inspiration. Also amongst furry friends and thriving chameleons we ... Read more >


The Merry Month of Margit...

USA | Monday, 27 May 2019 | Views [154]

...is here in Sarasota, FL   Celebrating my 60 years the whole year....getting more concentrated in May for the Merry month and then even more focused around the weekend of May 18th.  Working on my fotos and turning them into ... Read more >


Arriving at the last State in the States, Saturday, May 11th 2019

USA | Saturday, 18 May 2019 | Views [164]

Florida! Land of the swamps, snakes and alligators, but also of the soft, warm air (at least in May...), the gentle rain, the extreme downpours, the thunderstorms, the lush, tropical greenery and the warm turquoise sea. During several of our ... Read more >


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