Arrived in Santiago


After a very long journey, I finally arrived in Santiago. And luckily also all my luggage arrived. So there was no reason to cycle straight to Santiago after building my bike together again. However, I already have to conclusions so far:

  • I have too much luggage
  • There seems really no way out of the airport except the highway
  • I need sun creme

For the first problem I still have to search for a solution. Probably I have to leave some stuff in Santiago which I won’t use in Chile but need in the USA afterwards. For the second point: I really tried to avoid the highway as I already had to use it the last time. Therefore, I searched for a longer time for a way to leave the airport without passing by those “bycicle forbidden” signs. However, I just couldn’t it! I gave up finally when I saw a few guys with their racing bikes entering the highway. But I just used it for a few miles and left it again as soon as possible… And yes through those 2+ hours searching my way to Santiago, I got already sun burned. I protected my face but didn’t the rest of my body because I had only a little container. So I have to get (allong other stuff): Sun creme, a Chilenen SIM card and a bus ticket or so to Coyhaique. So still a lot to do before I can start cycling in Coyhaique. There I’m planning to meet another guy from Switzerland. Enjoy the winter in Europe! It’s 30°C here ;-).


About Stefan

I'm a telecommunication engineer by profession and like to discover the world by bike. I think, that it is the perfect speed to move but still be in touch with the world and the people which live there. And I'm very happy, that my girlfriend Susanna is joining me now on those adventures. If you are interested in other journeys we did so far, please also check my website www.biketravel.net. Stefan, Switzerland

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