Monthly archive October, 2013
The obligatory tango piece

The obligatory tango piece

Along Calle Florida, a pedestrianised shopping street in the centre of Buenos Aires, two cries fill the air with the predictability of birdsong. ‘Cambio, cambio,’ goes the call from lone men dotted along the road, black marketeers offering bafflingly high exchange rates to those with US dollars in hand. The other advertisements are more predictable...
In Montevideo

In Montevideo

Along the route we travelled between Uruguay’s northern border and its southern coast, 350km of asphalt on Rutas 8, 12 and 60, the road passes through just two towns with populations larger than that of the Royal Albert Hall on a busy night. The Uruguayan interior holds few surprises, and the few travellers who head...
Parish notices, October 2013

Parish notices, October 2013

We realise that our original route map is essentially unimprovable. However, we’ve at long last had a chance to put together a couple of Google maps – one to Brazil, one to Uruguay – that show where we’ve actually been and how we got there. You can find links to the maps on this page,...
Juan, Pablo, Jorge y Gringo

Juan, Pablo, Jorge y Gringo

Calle Dr Tristán Narvaja, Montevideo     Calle Cerrito, Montevideo     at the Montevideo International Book Fair     from Montevideo, Uruguay
Month 3

Month 3

10 September – 9 October 2013 Countries Brazil & Uruguay (total 4) Distance 1,510.87km (total 3,449.99km) Climb 9,403m (total 28,462m) Longest day 139.04km, Pelotas to Jaguarão in Brazil Top speed 57kmh (fastest so far: 62kmh) Punctures 4 (total 9; Will leads 7-2) Broken spokes 1 (total 2) Boats taken 1 (total 17) Horses ridden 1 each...
Snaps - September 2013

Snaps – September 2013

At the end of each month, we’ll post about a dozen quick snapshots of things that caught our eyes but that we haven’t previously mentioned here. September’s selection is below; clicking on each image should bring up a larger version. You can find our snaps from July and August by clicking here, and many other...