I arrived in Salta with mixed feeling on one hand itching to see my bike and get back on the road on the other missing Joern like crazy. I had gotten quite used to not being on the road alone. I always loved travelling alone preferring it to being in a group, but with Joern it was different as we travel so well together.
Once I was on the road though and heading out of Salta my spirits just soared it was so awesome to be back on Gadget. Even though we got incredibly wet the first 2 days nothing could get me down. I gave myself 4 easy riding days to get to Buenos Aires and enjoyed every minute of them.
I arrived in BA on the 10th and had rented a lovely sunny little one bedroom flat for the week. I needed to be there a week as this is how long it would take to get Gadget packed up and flown to Panama City, after his one day stopover in Bogotá, he would arrive in Panama 1 day before me but on a Saturday so I cannot get him out until Monday. I flew to Panama on Sunday the 17th Jan.
Being back in BA was great it is such a nice city with amazing restaurants. Spending the week in the little flat was also great it gave me a break from travelling and living out of a suitcase and I liked the ’’normalcy’ of it all. I needed this time to just sit and reflect on South America before starting phase 4 of my trip riding through Central America from Panama to Florida.
While in BA I got to have coffee with Leti who arranged Joern and my wedding and met her awesome parents, Claudine and Philippe. What interesting, fun and just downright lovely people. We went to lunch together and I heard all about their lives they had lived in France, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA, they had also travelled to more countries than most people have. They were in Hong Kong in the 1950s imagine how interesting that must have been.
I’ve love travelling in South America but am now looking forward to moving on to Central America.