About Me

I'm Joseph Savant, photographer and moto adventurer. 

I just completed an amazing motorcycle journey to the tip of South America from Alaska, exploring and photographing all the way. I hope you enjoy the blog!

 

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© 2017 by Joseph Savant

Patagonia Bound!

A photo adventure from Alaska to the tip of South America

After a nine month, 30,000 mile motorcycle journey through Alaska, the West and Mexico,

follow along as I ride solo from Mexico to the tip of South America!

 

Catch Alaska and my other travels here

Since the latest blog entries post at the top, you may wish to start from the beginning!

December 25, 2017


A few days previous to Christmas, the girl who works hard at the hotel came up to me and spent a good non-stop 5 minutes of Spanish, pointing and waving in her discourse. It was so fast and long I only gathered two words - "niños" and "nueve". Okay. I mulled it over a...

December 24, 2017

In my wanderings and walks to Mojeron Moto to stare forlornly at the bike, I'd come across a quiet restaurant tucked away on a side street, which turned out to be run by a local guy who'd worked in Chicago for 10 years, and on his return had opened a US style eatery. T...

December 21, 2017

At least with the motorcycle broken down, and waiting for parts for a week or two, allows for some time to photograph on the street. Here's a few more images from my wanderings.


 

December 16, 2017

The bike had left a good size puddle the first night, but afterwards didn't leak another drop. Miracles happen, but I ain't dumb enough to think my seal was healed. The search for a solution began.

Michnus told me Kevin Chow, a friend and fellow adventurer on a BMW simi...

December 9, 2017


Walking the main area of Cuenca, I was happy to find a city that was not obnoxious, but actually beautiful and fairly tranquil. The main plaza was filled with people, and the large cathedral was one of the most beautiful I've been in yet. It was monstrously large and...

December 7, 2017

The day before leaving Baños, Christine, Jules and I walked the town and the outskirts.

The cemetery was an interesting layout I've not seen before. It's like a small town with houses for the dead and families. There are streets and blocks, the buildings looking differe...

December 4, 2017

From Ibarra, the next stop was a brief one to see Otavalo and its signature markets, even though it was not Saturday when the big one occurs.

Stopping at the main plaza, vendors were just getting going and even though it wasn't market day, it was impressive. The goods w...

November 27, 2017

The Ecuadoran border wasn't too far away, so we headed for Ipiales, the last town in Colombia and the Cathedral at Las Lajas the next morning.


He was fascinated by the bike and thrilled to sit on it. Mama was shy and tried to hide behind the baby

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