After 29000 km on the road, I decided to spend 3 weeks in Buenos Aires, where my trip will end. My return home was initially planned for April 1st, but with my fast progress, the high prices in Argentina and a bit of homesickness that began being more and more present, I decided to fly back one month earlier.
Only 3 days before the big start so I’ll try to cover documentation, maps (paper and GPS), my itinerary and budget in one post. Let’s start with documents. It is well known that the border crossings in Central America are saying, complex and several photocopies of documents such as passports, driving licence, registration. I’ll keep copies
I do not deny it, I love electronic gadgets! My iPhone, camera, GPS and laptop will be essential tools for me on this trip. My ongoing challenge is to bring only what is absolutely necessary while making sure to have the tools needed to communicate, navigate, picture, save and share those memories! Let’s start with
Travelling, no matter with which means of transport, undeniably involves difficult choices when it comes to clothes. You must find the right balance between what you want versus what you need versus what can be brought! Whether you’re on a backpack trip to Europe, a Machu Picchu expedition or a 6-month motorcycle trip, I have learned over the years
I remember my trip to Inuvik in 2008. One of the great pleasures was to setup camp in a remote site or a Provincial Park campground and enjoy the simple pleasure of nature, cooking a simple meal and sometimes, listening to a river flow while drinking a good bottle of wine. The downside of camping is
One of the challenges of a long motorcycle is to face the various elements. On the same day, it can sometimes be very hot, a few hours later, very cold and if you are very lucky, you can get a nice rainfall to reward you for all your efforts. On previous trips, I suffered from
A motorcycle is not a warehouse! But I still have to keep a limited selection of supplies that will allow me to overcome any mechanical problems and do the basic maintenance each 5000 km. As mentioned in the previous post, I will have all the tools I normally use for maintenance of the bike at