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65,000kms of ebb and flow?

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999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me

On my way into Buenos Aires in early December I eagerly watched the odometer as it rolled over the magical 50,000 kilometers since leaving Calgary a year and a half ago. Tierra Del Fugeo is only a measly 3,000km from BA, making my wild guess amazingly close, all things considered.
In light of passing the original milestone, I’ve bumped my new estimate to 65,000km, which is again completely made up and doesn’t actually represent anything significant.
It sounded nice.

I’m back on the road again, my head full of conversations, thoughts, and ideas from my family. I’m very much aware the end of this journey is in sight, and with the help of my family I’m thinking more and more about what comes next for me. As much as I’m looking forward to the end and a fresh start somewhere new, I’m also extremely excited to spend a couple of months in the mountains of Patagonia, hiking and camping my little heart out.
I have to remember to really soak in every day.

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Today saw yet another oil change and tire rotation on the Jeep (there was one back in Peru I neglected to mention too) and everything looks great. She’s starting to show her age a little with a serious display of stone chips on the hood and windscreen, though still runs like a champ, never missing a beat. I think my original tires will just make the distance, and I’ve been told route 40 and the Carretera Austral will eat them up.
Let’s find out.


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5 Responses

  1. Coen says:

    Hey Dan,

    BTW, why are those figures in KM’s? Aren’t you Americans used to Miles?

    Adventurous greetings,

    • Dan says:

      Contrary to popular belief, I’m not from the USA, or Canada.
      (I’m Australian)
      Also, every single country since the USA has used Kilometers (though, strangely, some are using gallons for gasoline)

  2. Coen says:

    Ooopss… Sorry mate! But your car is from the states isn’t it? So the odometer has to be in miles?

    Adventurous greetings,

  3. Giorgio says:

    Hi Dan…you are doing a very good job :o) If sometimes you come back to Buenos Aires, let me know!! :o) Greetings

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