*** NEW *** Follow me on my upcoming trip from Sweden to Africa www.swedentoafrica.com
Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 8 Archive for 'Argentina'
The Laguna Route Into Bolivia

The Laguna Route Into Bolivia

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 22 June 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina, Bolivia | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 5 Comments

Leaving Purmamarca behind, a steep 2,000 m climb started winding its way up onto the altiplano. When we asked for water at the last houses before the climb, the people living there were right in the middle of desperately trying to catch two hens that were afraid of the dogs and hiding inside a big […]

Adiós, Argentina!

Adiós, Argentina!

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 30 May 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 15 Comments

I have now reached Jujuy, the northernmost province of Argentina, and it is with mixed feelings that I soon leave this amazing country behind! This place has one of the most varied landscapes that I’ve ever seen. From the untouched wilderness of Tierra del Fuego, to blue Patagonian glaciers, transparent trout rivers, arid steppe filled […]

Andean Mountains

Andean Mountains

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 07 May 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 11 Comments

The route has lately revealed some of the highest mountains of the Andean mountain range, among them the highest peak outside the Himalayas – Aconcagua (6,962 m). It has been a nice change from the flat steppe to climb some passes and get more curves.

Finally In Mendoza!

Finally In Mendoza!

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 17 April 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina, Chile | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 11 Comments

I left Zapala with a raging headwind forcing me to make an average of only 8 km/h all the way to the next town. Fortunately, I arrived just before dark and rewarded myself with a family pizza. The next morning was completely calm and sunny, and this weather actually lasted for almost one week, which […]

From Forests To Steppe

From Forests To Steppe

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 22 March 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 10 Comments

It feels great to be on the road again! I continued north from Bariloche through the Seven Lakes District and enjoyed sunny days without any wind while cycling through dense forests, glassy lakes and rivers with plenty of trout.

One Month In Bariloche

One Month In Bariloche

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 12 March 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina, Chile | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 4 Comments

Hi again! I have now been in (and around) Bariloche for over a month, waiting for the inflammation to disappear completely. I’ve had a great time and this place feels now like my second home! Bariloche is a touristic city placed at the shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, a beautiful lake with crystal clear water […]

The Beginning (And End) Of Carretera Austral

The Beginning (And End) Of Carretera Austral

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 09 February 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina, Chile | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 16 Comments

After having spent more than 1 week off the bike in El Calafate to give my knee some rest, I felt very excited about starting again! I took the bus back to El Chaltén and slowly began pedalling on a sunny day with the birds singing in the valley. I had agreed to meet with […]

Round-Trip To El Chaltén

Round-Trip To El Chaltén

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 21 January 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 13 Comments

Surprise, surprise – I’m back in El Calafate! But first, let’s start where I ended the last time. Leaving El Calafate and starting off with a lovely tail-wind, me and Juan easily covered 40 km before noticing that something was wrong with his rear wheel. It turned out that a spoke was broken on the same side as the cassette!

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 09 January 2010 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 10 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, I met a Spanish cyclist on the New Year’s Eve in Puerto Natales. Juan (www.panamerikana.org) is going to do the whole Pan-American Highway all the way up to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska! He calls me El Sueco Loco, but I wonder who of us that is crazy… On […]

Tierra Del Fuego

Tierra Del Fuego

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 18 December 2009 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina, Chile | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 11 Comments

From Rio Grande, I crossed Tierra Del Fuego together with the German couple and Lasse. We made it all the way to Chile and Porvenir without the 100 km/h winds that we had been told often rolled over this flat route. Thanks God! We spent the first night camping next to the border. Second one […]

The First Four Days

The First Four Days

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 12 December 2009 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 19 Comments

Ushuaia. 2009-12-08. 0 km. I left Ushuaia the 8th of December filled with various expectations and a lot of curiosity of this nomadic way of living. The weather was sunny and there was almost no wind! The road took me through beautiful valleys along the mountains, and the first climb of “only” 416 meters went […]

The End Of The World – The Beginning Of My Journey

The End Of The World – The Beginning Of My Journey

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 08 December 2009 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 17 Comments

I am right now in Ushuaia – a city also known as “El fin del Mundo”, or “The end of the World”. This is the southernmost city of the world, and it’s only 1000 km away from Antarctica. The scenery here is gorgeous…

¡Bienvenidos A Buenos Aires!

¡Bienvenidos A Buenos Aires!

Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 27 Posted 07 December 2009 | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 28 By | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 29 Categories: Argentina | Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 Warning: Use of undefined constant woothemes - assumed 'woothemes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/9/7/1/swedentoafrica.com/httpd.www/south-america-by-bike/wp-content/themes/bloggingstream/archive.php on line 30 9 Comments

I am now in ARGENTINA! I spent the days in Buenos Aires to eat a lot of good food and make some final purchases. I stayed with a group of very friendly Colombian students at Plaza Italia in Palermo, and they might even have changed my mind concerning the route…we’ll see about that :-)