As we’ve mentioned here before, fellow cicloturistas Paddy and Laura Mottram were kind enough to meet with us in London before we set out on this trip, patiently answering our questions about their own 14-month tour around South America. Laura has now written a book about their journey: ‘Ipanema Turtles’, which we’ve just started reading, is available in paperback (£7.99) or as an e-book for the Kindle (currently just £2.56). You can find out more about the book on their website, or buy it from Amazon by clicking here.



nacionalmillionarios-1024Tonight sees the latest iteration of the biggest club football match in Colombia, the Medellín derby – or, in local parlance, El Clásico Paisa – between Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellín. Having spent Sunday evening watching Nacional put five past Bogotá’s Millonarios, Will’s written about the game for Libero, our friend Peterjon Cresswell’s new football travel website. You can read the article by clicking here; our earlier pieces for the site, Ruth’s musings on football in Rosario and Will’s survey of soccer in La Paz, are both still online.



from Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia