A Bicycle Tour From Patagonia To Peru — Remote Encounters
For the next 6 months, Pia and Jimmy will be cycling across South America with nothing but camping gear, cameras and a basic grasp of Spanish. Can they go the distance? Will their language skills improve along the way? Follow their video journey here — a new episode every month.
My boyfriend Jimmy and I love traveling by bicycle. In 2012 he made a series of films while cycling from Germany to Japan, and this year we’re taking the project to another continent: South America. We’ll be cycling through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, documenting the entire journey and meeting lots of locals along the way.
We’ve spent the last year learning basic Spanish, and gathering everything we need to make films on the road in the middle of nowhere: bicycles, spare bike parts and tools, camping gear, camera equipment and laptop, first aid kit, cooking stuff, navigation tools, warm clothes… and now we’re finally ready to hit the road.
Do we have what it takes to endure a 5,000 kilometer bike trek across four countries (not to mention the Andes Mountains)? Will we get by with beginner’s Spanish in the remotest corners of South America? I guess we’ll find out! Check back over the next six months for new videos as we cycle through some of South America’s most spectacular landscapes and meet the people who call these places home.
Follow our journey:
- Part One: The Journey Begins In Patagonia | What They Don’t Teach You In Spanish Lessons
- Part Two: Mapuche Medicine | Surprising Lessons From A New Learning Environment
- Part Three: Northern Argentina | How Exercise Can Put You In The Right Mindset For Language Learning
- Part Four: High Andes | An Introvert’s Guide To Speaking A Foreign Language
- Part Five: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia | A Little Practice Equals Way More Confidence
- Part Six: Cusco, Peru and Journey’s End [COMING IN MARCH 2017]