Matthew Hopkins

An avid cycle tourer and Bicycle Mechanic, I also enjoy cycling, cooking, camping, cinema, computers, internet and tech.

London, United Kingdom - for now....
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May 3, 2016

0078: The Food pages : Desserts

0078: The Food pages : Desserts

Oops I did it again?! After a brief hiatus to recharge, rest and reconnect with family and friends. I am now feeling a little hungry.... While South America has a huge and diverse

Apr 9, 2016

0077: Scroll the Credits

0077: Scroll the Credits

As much as I have tried to remember everyone who has helped me along the journey, I have no doubt forgotten someone. But in name only, I promise you!### If your name is

Mar 16, 2016

0075: Beagles, Genes and The Land of Fire

0075: Beagles, Genes and The Land of Fire

http://www.adventure-life.com/patagonia/articles/tierra-del-fuego-culture Tierra del Fuego or ‘ Land of fire’ gets its name not from some volcanic geological phenomenon, but from the myriad of fires lit by the native

Feb 29, 2016

0074: The Puma Hunters of Patagonia

0074: The Puma Hunters  of Patagonia

I turned on my mobile, as I have an Argentina SIM card. And sent a message to my host somewhere in this darkening little border town. But they never replied to my messages.

Feb 29, 2016

0073: Chile - The Carratera Austral

0073: Chile - The Carratera Austral

I had decided to cross back into Chile. The Carratera Austral is on many cycle tourists “checklist” of world famous rides. While I was now too far south to do the complete 1250

Jan 29, 2016

0071: Argentina - Part 1

0071: Argentina - Part 1

In Mendoza, I was hosted by Lucas. A friend of Devora. He was a nice but slightly odd chap. Though friendly and accommodating as was "She" his girlfriend and her son.

Jan 3, 2016

0070: The Road of Little Miracles

0070: The Road of Little Miracles

Those following my blog will know the general brief for my adventures. It is to document the tales, sights, sounds, smells and various experiences I have had along my way. These little miracles

Dec 28, 2015

0069: Chile - Mortars and the Brick

0069: Chile - Mortars and the Brick

I thought the English were famous for drinking a lot of tea. They are famous for it. I thought my Sister was famous for drinking more tea than the English. She is famous

Dec 21, 2015

0068: Statistics - Sort of

0068: Statistics - Sort of

Just a quickie. There is a proper blog page coming soon. But here are a few statistics to date. As before, I am not a huge collector of data. It is more important

Nov 19, 2015

0067: Bolivia

0067: Bolivia

A desiccant and a sudden cold wind is what greeted me when I arrived in Desaguadero. The frontier town with Peru. It is a dirty place. Litter all over the streets and a

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