South America Blog

   This is the journey I have always dreamed of,  to ride my motorcycle across the Americas. 

   Follow me as I travel south from Texas to the tip of South America on my BMW GS.   

    Here's a view of the  Map 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires was a great city to wind down at a 20,000 mile trip.  The city was fantastic.  It is the birthplace of the Tango, it has many different neighborhoods (districts), and all the great STEAK you can eat.

Buenos Aires is a city of approximately 13 million people.  You would think that with this many people you would never come across anyone you know.  The strange thing is that I ran into other adventure travelers that I had met along the way in other parts of South America.  My girlfriend flew into Buenos Aires to spend a few days visiting with me and to see the city.  As we walked the Sunday markets in the San Telmo district we ran into Enrico.  Enrico was someone I met on that long and boring 36 hour ferry ride in Chile.  We had not seen each other since.

Enrico was to leave the next day,  we tried to convince him to stay a few more days.

 

After spending the afternoon with Enrico enjoying the street music and several tango shows, my girlfriend and I were making our way back to the hostel where we were staying.  Several blocks before arriving at the hostel on a dark street I kept my eyes focused on the street so that we did not trip and fall in one of the many holes.  We walked past two tall man walking in the opposite direction.  They were speaking Germen.  I continued walking for a few more steps when it hit me that I knew those voices.  I suddenly turned around and ran to catch up with them.  My girlfriend thought that I had gone mad.  The voices I heard were those of Gerald and Jochen, other motorcycle travelers that I had also met on that long ferry ride.  What a small world.

 Jochen, Sherry, and Gerald

Buenos Aires has lots to offer – nice districts, markets, tango shows, great steak and wine, the widest street in the world, and an unbelievable graveyard.  There is much to see and one needs a lot of time to take it all in.