I’m traveling the Panamerican Highway by bicycle with my boyfriend Sven and our dog Tulku. During the journey Tulku became blind and survived 3 surgeries in order to walk again.


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We started the trip in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and will finish it in Alaska, USA. One morning in Peru we woke up in the middle of the desert and found our dog blind and unable to walk. It took 5 months, 3 different countries and 3 surgeries to fix her legs. She can walk again now, but she is still blind. We currently are in Colombia and already cycled 10 000km. We will ride 16 000km more.

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Day 1: Starting In Ushuaia

Day 22: Hiding From Freezing Patagonian Wind

Day 36: Exploring Waterfalls In Chile

Day 73: On The Panamerican Highway

Day 85: Having A Break Between Endless Switchbacks

Day 135: Cycling Through Conchas Gorge In Argentina

Day 168: Fun With Llamas In Altiplano

Day 176: Moving Forward In Bolivia

Day 188: Roaming Free On The World’s Largest Salt Flat

Day 215: Reaching The Highest Point (14855 ft.)

Day 257: Getting Cozy In The Basket

Day 260: Not Caring About The Nazca Lines

Day 378: Sniffing Around In Sechura Desert

The last day before Tulku became blind.

Day 397: Chilling On The Beach In Peru

Day 402: Cycling Through Banana Plantations

Day 453: Crossing The Equator Line

Day 569: Exploring Ruins Of Ancient Civilizations In The Jungle

Day 591: Recovering After The Surgery In Colombia