One day, nine stories: Astrid in Uruguay

One day, nine stories: Astrid in Uruguay

Astrid grabbed her bike and left her Austrian home in March 2012. Few weeks later she met Gerd from Germany and the two continued their journey through Europe and Asia together. We met them in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as well as in Kashgar, China. Astrid rides in shorts, no matter the weather. If she wants to reach a goal, she will do anything it takes, and that’s how she came so far. After a long while in Asia, she recently flew to South America.

Astrid writes about her experiences on the bike and as a diving-master in her blog. Check it out here:

Astrid’s awesome bicycle adventures

Enjoy Astrid’s September 5th 2015 in Uruguay!

One day in Uruguay
Yesterday night I arrived to the cattle farm of Cotys family. It is a peaceful place 20km North of the historic town Colonia del Sarcamento. I got the contact over couchsurfing and Daniel from Mexico stayed here as well. The three of us had a long night yesterday so we got up late.
After a nice breakfast on the terrace, Daniel and Coty started to work on the walls of the house. I took my time to maintain a few things on my bicycle. Since a long time the lights did not work. I had to fiddle new cables into the inside of the frame.
Cotys brother helped me with this delicate work. Now I’m happy to have the lights working again as streets are totally dark here as soon as the sun goes down.
I also maintained the gasoline stove and other small things. It was a relaxing day and it passed by fast. In the evening some friends came over and we started a fire at the parilla – the typical Argentinian and Uruguayan barbecue place.
The nights are fresh but close to the big fire it is warm and cozy. On the grid we prepared pizzas, burgers, sausages and fainá.
One of Cotys friends who came by told us about his sailing boat. Soon we all decided to skip our plans for the next day to have a sailing trip together. Until late in the night we sat around the fire place and exchanged stories about working and travelling all over the world.


One day, nine stories is about empathizing with other travel cyclists: here’s the other eight stories!

Rachel and Patrick from the USA who follow the rather bumpy Congo Nile Trail in Rwanda: One day, nine stories: Rachel and Patrick in Rwanda

Heike from Germany who cycles through Japan and decides half way through to rather have a sick day: One day, nine stories: Heike in Japan

Baerbel and Johan from Germany and the Netherlands who biked along the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan bordering Afghanistan: One day, nine stories: Baerbel and Johan in Tajikistan

Claudia and Peter from Austria who spent their September 5th in British Columbia, Canada: One day, nine stories: Claudia and Peter in Canada

Gerd from Germany who is on his way around Australia: One day, nine stories: Gerd in Australia

Luzia and Denise from Germany who had an exhausting travel to a Canadian island: One day, nine stories: Luzia and Denise in Canada

Lisi and Torsten from Germany who biked through the harsh Australian sun: One day, nine stories: Lisi and Tosten in Australia

Annika and Roberto from Germany and Mexico who are biking through Canada: One day, nine stories: Annika and Roberto in Canada

Or click the link on the red marker

Center map
2890 Total Views 2 Views Today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *