SAm13 was an interesting time: more travel by bus than previous trips to SAm, finally visited Rio, enjoyed revisiting Santiago, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, and Valparaiso, and topped it off with a wonderful two week cruise through the Chilean fjords! In addition to Rio, we also visited Salta and Cordoba, Argentina, for the first time--all interesting cities. We've seen some beautiful places and had some very interesting experiences whether traveling by motorcycle, air, sea,or bus. As long as the countries stay politically stable, I think tourism will continue to grow on the South American continent.
SPOT did a good job of tracking us through most of our journey though I was disappointed at the lack of hits during the cruise; the narrow fjords and extreme southern latitude apparently was the cause of poor coverage.
Future travel plans? China/Tibet and Hong Kong are planned for September/October 2013. Next year will be more motorcycle touring: back to Spain for another moto tour in March, then east to west across Russia in the summer/fall. The ride across southern Siberia will be an interesting and challenging one; I guess we shoud tackle that one while we can!
Thanks for coming along; until next time......