VISIT LIKE A LOCAL
On the bike we are in contact with local culture every day. We sleep with families from all classes, are regularly in the most remote villages, shop for our daily meal and are taken to local events. We see and experience what is not in the travel guides and because that is such a special experience, we would like to share it with you. These tips don't show you the way to the touristic highlights, but show the normal places and habits of the country. Just what you need when you want to experience the life in a country. What are the habits in Argentina, where do you find bread in Bolivia or can you drink the water in Peru. We have the tips, but you must do the search yourself!
The most important tip that always applies to 'visit like a local' is: speak the local language. The better you master the language, the easier the doors will open. Always try to learn something more than 'hello', 'thank you' and 'please' and you will see that people appreciate you and will do everything to help you and make you feel at home in their country. When you travel slow, by bicycle, by foot, canoe or any other types that brings you away from the English-dominated hostels, you will be absorbed into the local language. You will meet, eat and sleep with people that only speak the local language. You will be amazed how fast you can learn a new language. After cycling through South America, we became fluid in Spanish and were able to speak the basics of Portugese as well.