River Crossing

River crossing with a twist

We were ready for the river crossing, but we also found something we hadn’t prepared for…

Santiago skyline in daylight

Summing up Santiago

Before arriving in Santiago, I knew very little about the city. From friends and other travellers I had heard mostly bad reviews – “don’t bother, it’s not worth it” or “it’s just like any other city.” Regardless of the reviews, we did end up stopping along the way.


Setting off on the Ruta Maya

Once out of the city, the riders quickly found that Costa Rica would offer countless amazing landscapes.

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Coming in Hot

Although none of the Bamboo riders may have felt it at the time, looking back at our start in China the days actually seem cool now. As we have worked our way south through Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia and now Thailand the days have become hotter and more humid. Where up north riders often took their time during the ride, many have now adapted their strategy to push hard early in the morning in hopes of avoiding the worst of the days heat and sun.