Ushuaia: The end of the world

And after 2.5 months of cycling, of pushing the bike, of hesitating, of excitement, of enjoying magnificent landscapes, of asking ourselves “what are we doing here?”, of cursing the rain/wind/cold, of enjoying people’s hospitality, we finally made it, we are in Ushuaia “El fin del mundo”. What a great adventure were those 2.5 months and even though we are quite happy to go “home” now we will leave behind Patagonia with a heavy heart.

However, something should be said about the last part of our trip. After the small accident with Jean-Christophe’s derailer (which could, thank God, get fixed in Rio Grande) we started the last part of our trip: 220 km into the nicer part of Tierra del Fuego (because one has to admit it: the northern part sounds more exciting than it actually is really…) with snow-capped mountains in the background, forests and rivers.

But the most interesting thing on this part of the trip was probably the number of cyclists we encountered and especially how everybody seemed to know one another. So we met Thomas and Celine (French) who knew Jeff (the Canadian guy we cycled with for a few days) and through him, they had already heard of us. They also knew Heidi and Markus (Austria) whom we didn’t meet yet, but we had been reading their website through Jeff’s website. And then we met two Australian guys, who knew Celine and Thomas, but not Jeff, Heidi and Markus. However, some Argentine cyclists had spent some time on the road with Jeff, Heidi and Markus. Still following? ;-)

It was great meeting all those people and it gave us a lot of energy to know that they were at the beginning of their trip, while for us it would soon be the end. One thing is sure though: seeing those people being all excited about their project, just made us think about new projects, in the future, including the bikes of course and a lot of new interesting countries to explore.

It’s a Magical World. Let’s go exploring!

Vera & Jean-Christophe

4 Comments

  1. Jenny
    Posted December 3, 2008 at 12:34 | Permalink

    C’est cool d’avoir des projets, c’est encore mieux de pouvoir les réaliser. Je crois que vous avez déjà pris une bonne avance de ce côté là.

    En tout cas BRAVO, et bon retour :)

  2. marie-annick
    Posted December 4, 2008 at 9:48 | Permalink

    Victoire!!!, vous l’avez enfin eu ce bout de terre!!! bravo pour vos exploits et merci de nous faire partager ces si beaux voyages. Rentrez bien et à très bientôt. Bisessssss. : )

  3. Posted December 26, 2008 at 21:41 | Permalink

    Coucou les amis,
    On pense à vous ! Merci pour votre petit mail. Nous espérons que vous allez bien ? On se laisse glisser de l’autre côté des fêtes, et on se retrouve bientôt pour la narration de vos aventures, et la suite des événements…
    ( ps: me voilà pilote Ulm depuis peu ! )
    Plein de bisous de nous 4. Nico et les filles

  4. Johanna&Mauricio
    Posted January 28, 2009 at 5:07 | Permalink

    Congratulation guys!!!

    Finally you did it…it’s a pleasure for us to know about you.

    It was beautiful for us to meet with you.

    You are a nice couple.

    Remember, if some day you decide to back to Santiago, our home will be always available for you crazy guys….we can eat some Kitchen Ham (say Mauricio) jajaja

    Greetings,
    Jo y Mauricio