The last things…

More than two weeks have already passed since I’m back in Switzerland. Somehow the journey is already far away. But somehow also not. Especially not, if I hear from the earthquakes which are still going on and the difficult situation a lot of people face. The support of all of us is still needed. Thank you for your support!

I would like to tell you a last story from this journey. Because my bike box was too big to be transported from the airport to the place I stayed in Santiago, I had to leave it at the airport in storage. For four days I had to pay 40 USD. And because the box got damaged on the flight from Ushuaia to Santiago, I had to repair it by using a whole role of plastic wrapper :-). Anyway, when I was back at the check-in desk for flying home, my pulse was raising again. How would it go this time?

First the small box with my bike hanger was too heavy (25kg which was a bit too much). However, it passed. After this the bike, which was 36kg and definitively too heavy. This was a problem and the boss got called. He checked a few things in his papers and asked me, if there was only the bike in this box. I said yes (which was half true) because I didn’t have any wrapping material left to repack the whole thing. So it was kind of a white lie, I would say. He checked further his papers and said finally, that the system didn’t allow heavier luggage than 32kg. I would have to pay a fee of 100 USD therefore. Because this was much cheaper than on the way to South America (300 USD), I was quite happy :-). I paid the fee, went through security and sat down.

After two movies, several series and multiple pod casts, I finally reached Zurich again. There I was waiting for my luggage, which didn’t arrive. However, because I was on my journey back, I didn’t really care. It wouldn’t have been that funny on the way to South America, though…
The luggage finally arrived two days later. Despite the big hole in the box, I didn’t miss anything. (Remark: Some time later, I discovery that my sleeping bag was missing. Either I have forgotten it in the hostel in Santiago or it fell out of the box on the way to Zurich. Anyway, who every has it today: Enjoy!)

So that’s it! However, it won’t be my last cycling journey, i think. Who is coming with the next time?

All the best and thank you for reading,


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 wife Susanna is joining me now on those adventures. If you are interested in other journeys we did so far, please also check my website Stefan, Switzerland

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  • Mäsi

    Eine Velokette lassen Sie durch aber den Nagelknipser nehmen sie weg – sehr konsequent 🙂 Nun ja, die Swissair hatte ja auch Eispickel in der Küche während es nur Plastikbesteck gab….