You have probably wondered what happened to the two cyclist who left Sweden to explore the world. We are still alive.. but the Internet connection has not been in our favour!
Since our last update we reached the main land of South America but we realised we had problems. Knee problems! Starting out on a world trip in such a harsh climate like this in a bad physical shape had taken its toll on our bodies. Our knees were screaming for some rest and we decided to listen. We spent two weeks in Punta Arenas. Mostly eating and waiting! The waiting was hard and we felt a bit helpless as we couldn’t do anything to speed up the healing process. The only thing we could do was wait, wait and wait. During this time we had a lot of time for reflection and we realised that no matter how eager we are to continue or what kind of grand plans we have in mind our bodies always have the final say in every decision. To travel like this for a longer time you need to start living more sustainable. Not necessarily in the environmental way. We are talking about how to make your body last. You need to follow the rhythm of your body and mind. Eat when you feel hunger and rest when you are tired. If you don’t the whole point of using your body as a mean of transportation fails.
When we finally left Punta Arenas behind we had a huge smile on our faces. It felt good to be back on the road and we were eager to explore new places but it didn’t take long before we felt the change of atmosphere. The ”island-feeling” on the back roads of Tierra del Fuego had vanished. Long gone were the days when we had to knock doors for water or a place to pitch our tent which turned into interesting meeting with people. Instead we did our kilometers and when it was time to stop for the day we asked the local policemen for water and were pointed in a direction where we could sleep without disturbing the order.