After telling people for 1 year and 8 months that we are riding our bikes to Argentina, we are finally here!
Argentina national drink = wine
Argentina national dish = asado (BBQ meat)
These are my people!
Actually, when asked, we often did not tell people we were riding to Argentina.
Argentina was too incredible, incomprehensibly far away.
It started in the States when we spent the first four months biking in the wrong direction, north instead of south. It just confused people when we’d tell them we were biking to Argentina when we were actually headed to Canada. We had more than one person suggest we should invest in a new compass.
So instead, in the beginning, we would tell people we were riding to Montana. When we arrived in Montana we said we were headed west to ride the Oregon/California coast. In Mexico we’d say we were riding to Panama. In South America we’d just say the next country south. In Peru, we learned it was easiest to respond with the next big city everyone would recognize.
People are still really impressed that we’re biking to the next city/state/country, let alone all the way to the southern tip of South America. Many times they were interested enough to ask follow-up questions like “After you reach there, where do you go next?” Then we’d explain the full scope of the trip.
Our final destination is Ushuaia, Argentina. Ushuaia, on the island of Tierra del Fuego, is the southernmost city in the world. It’s commonly referred to as El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World). Argentineans are proud of their territory at the far reaches of South America. Every Argentinean knows where Ushuaia is.
We’re finally going to Ushuaia!
End of the world or bust!