Final words from the other half of fatcycling

Like with whatever else you do day in day out, this trip had a bit of everything; excitement, joy and routine, as well as times of boredom, frustration and anger.

Summarising 20.000k…

It’s been almost two years since we landed in Cancún, Mexico, all happy-go-lucky, no clue what was actually awaiting us. Heat and humidity, long days on flat highways, food poisoning, popusas, taking boats across estuaries, camping and cycling on beaches, in churches, firestations and schools, and yacht-ing to bypass the Darian gap (which we probably would’ve tried with our current experience). After taking five months off in Canada to avoid rainy season we headed back to the Andes; dirt roads, insane climbs, elevation sickness, wind, rain, mud, heat, thirst, sickness, teaching at a local school, hike a bikes, deserts and salt flats, illnesses, robberies, sand, corrugations, green forests and lakes, almost drowning in an attempted river crossing, volcanos, blackberries, glaciers and the cold. We had so many experiences, the memories will last for the rest of our lives. Continue reading


This was Nicaragua

The ten days we spent in Nicaragua passed by quickly. While having had strong headwinds on most days, we enjoyed finally being able to find more dirt roads and to camp more frequently (campspots, Warmshowers, churches). Continue reading

The wind picks up in Nicaragua (Potosi to Ometepe Island)

Our port of entrance into Nicaragua was Potosi, a small coastal town with limited accommodation and food options. We were very fortunate that our boat captain’s mother had a “Finca” 17km away and offered us free accommodation. As it was getting late in the day, we graciously accepted the offer
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Boating away from El Salvador (La Union to Potosi)

Seven days in El Salvador left a very good impression. Whilst initially coming across as more reserved, the people were very friendly and welcoming. The landscape is beautiful with volcanoes peaking into the horizon and wonderful beaches. Continue reading