Jan Weitner riding his XT from Terra del Fuego to Vancouver

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  • Patrick Hayes (Life after Buenos…): Jan: I’m glad you have met my friend Paul on the Guzzi. Surely, he has told you that…
  • Weitner (Don Juan on the R…): Jan wat klink je negatief. Dat filmpje is wel gemaakt op 4500 meter hoogte. Daar heb i…
  • Polle (Don Juan on the R…): hey giovanni, where is all your luggage? did you throw most of it away (no more tent e…
  • jandewit (Don Juan on the R…): Tjonge jonge, wat zo,n lullig fimpje op 1 of ander sintelpad met een rammelende V 750 …
  • Polle (Don Juan on the R…): gezellig! dat je met wat gabbbers bent! als je een handeltje wilt beginnen, hoe witt…
  • John Liu (Don Juan on the R…): Jan, Film is cool . It looks dry there. Good luck
  • John Liu (WANTED - Corrupt …): Hey Jan, I told you about thatbefore you got there. I was warned by the former Presi…

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Character building

03321 kms...

My plan was to go south after Bariloche, to see Punta Arenas and Fireland.. but the weather is working against me! In Bariloche it was already cold with heavy wind, but the forecast for south Patagonia was mucho mas worse: very strong wind, lots of rain and even colder than Ive had so far... So sorry guys, but Im escaping to warmer climates.

For crossing the Andes weve chosen the worst day ever: windspeed about 100 km/h, heavy rain and snow.... we were somewhat prepared now, but even with raingear it was very very very cold..... We didnt even mind filling out a thousand forms at the aduana because at least we were indoors and warming up again. The Chilean side of the Cordillera was even wetter than the Argentinian side, unfortunately. We headed almost straight to the Pacific, with better weather.

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Life after Buenos Aires

02041 kms On the move! finally....

The trip started great - we had packed the moto and had everything ready for an early start and that night we had one of the worst rain and thunder I have ever seen in my life! It rained for 12 hours and the swimming pool was almost overflowing because of all the water. Lightning struck the vicinity of our house three times, and there was no electricity after lightning struck the line... But finally it stopped raining at about noon and we were ready to go!! The first time la moto had to carry so much weight but everything went really well. Buenos Aires was getting too wet, so we were heading for dryer weather! At every traffic light people yelled from cars "where are you from/going to", we draw quite a lot attention...

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Libertad Amigo

Well, we are finally on the move!! La moto is driving like a dream and the landscape is beautiful... but getting the motor through customs was quite a pain.. Let me just briefly explain how to temporarily import a motor into Argentina - just a warning for all of you that think of doing the same.......

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30 degrees and Christmas trees

tangoWeve been here almost two weeks and its amazing how fast time goes. So many things to see, people to meet and no time to sit in an internetcafe for some time to write everything down. Also, there are fewer internetcafes than I had expected so this is the first update. First the bad news: the motorcycle is late! Arriving December 10 instead of November 30. Damn, Liselot and this Che are going to cut some of the trip short... Strike in the harbour of Rotterdam, they say. I need a break.

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