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I’m Cycling 26,000 Km Around The World With My Blind Dog Tulku
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I’m Cycling 26,000 Km Around The World With My Blind Dog Tulku

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.

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.

Copyright 2015 Kira Purlyte. All rights reserved.

More info: igg.me

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

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Edie
Community Member
7 years ago

i'm just too sad about the dog to enjoy their travels

Community Member
7 years ago

Don't be sad! Tulku is not sad! She's happy to tag along and wouldn't change it for a thing! Blind dogs can lead happy life as well!

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Amanda Lest
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi Kira, your story is very inspirational. I assume your took Tulku from Europe to South America. What are the import requirements to bring a dog from Europe to South America, and how do you handle paper work cycling from one country to another? Are there any problems or quarantine? Thank you.

Ros Beauchamp
Community Member
6 years ago

Westies are tough little dogs, made me cry but it is wonderful she is making the journey with you she is one happy lucky and loved little girl.

AbhishekShukla
Community Member
6 years ago

I just want to know how you have funded your travel.

DebbieReidEcps
Community Member
7 years ago

I just think that your little dog is so amazing to be able to do all those things and by the look on her pretty face she is enjoying life

AnaMeterc
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful family trip, inspiring! Kisses for Tulku!

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

Cristalino is crystalline lens, it is changed by a little crytal ball and does it! no more cataratas!

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

I''m glad you can share this trip with her! :D

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

I am happy she is walking again! If you she has cataratas for sure, there is a surgery to solve it, it consists in replace the "cristalino"

SeetaKaurChamba
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so beautiful, wishing that cute dog will enjoy another hundreds km with you two

KrisMcHoff
Community Member
7 years ago

My dog has cataracts and is now blind, she leads a very happy life as well - going on 15 years. She would love to go for a basket ride too!

PaulaCronin
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your travels!

Community Member
7 years ago

Don't worry, the dog is fine and happy and enjoying life on or off the road!

ZoeCooperAdams
Community Member
7 years ago

What happened that blinded your dog and stopped him from walking ?? Poor thing , I can't quite work out how I feel about this x

Community Member
7 years ago

She got cataract in her eyes - we did lots of tests at prfessional vets and no of them could say the exact reason, might be bad genes or els

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daniellem27
Community Member
7 years ago

What happened to him to make him sick?

Community Member
7 years ago

Nobody knows, we did lots of tests, but all the vets could say were only the diagnosis, not the reasons. It might be anthing...

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Edie
Community Member
7 years ago

i'm just too sad about the dog to enjoy their travels

Community Member
7 years ago

Don't be sad! Tulku is not sad! She's happy to tag along and wouldn't change it for a thing! Blind dogs can lead happy life as well!

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Amanda Lest
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi Kira, your story is very inspirational. I assume your took Tulku from Europe to South America. What are the import requirements to bring a dog from Europe to South America, and how do you handle paper work cycling from one country to another? Are there any problems or quarantine? Thank you.

Ros Beauchamp
Community Member
6 years ago

Westies are tough little dogs, made me cry but it is wonderful she is making the journey with you she is one happy lucky and loved little girl.

AbhishekShukla
Community Member
6 years ago

I just want to know how you have funded your travel.

DebbieReidEcps
Community Member
7 years ago

I just think that your little dog is so amazing to be able to do all those things and by the look on her pretty face she is enjoying life

AnaMeterc
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful family trip, inspiring! Kisses for Tulku!

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

Cristalino is crystalline lens, it is changed by a little crytal ball and does it! no more cataratas!

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

I''m glad you can share this trip with her! :D

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

I am happy she is walking again! If you she has cataratas for sure, there is a surgery to solve it, it consists in replace the "cristalino"

SeetaKaurChamba
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so beautiful, wishing that cute dog will enjoy another hundreds km with you two

KrisMcHoff
Community Member
7 years ago

My dog has cataracts and is now blind, she leads a very happy life as well - going on 15 years. She would love to go for a basket ride too!

PaulaCronin
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your travels!

Community Member
7 years ago

Don't worry, the dog is fine and happy and enjoying life on or off the road!

ZoeCooperAdams
Community Member
7 years ago

What happened that blinded your dog and stopped him from walking ?? Poor thing , I can't quite work out how I feel about this x

Community Member
7 years ago

She got cataract in her eyes - we did lots of tests at prfessional vets and no of them could say the exact reason, might be bad genes or els

Load More Replies...
daniellem27
Community Member
7 years ago

What happened to him to make him sick?

Community Member
7 years ago

Nobody knows, we did lots of tests, but all the vets could say were only the diagnosis, not the reasons. It might be anthing...

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