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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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!

February 12, 2018

After the night in the hostel in Osorno, I returned to MotoAventura to look at some gear and buy some oil for the bike, specifically for the final drive.

When I got there, there was a heavily loaded KLR 650 already parked, with the rider inside. I briefly spoke with him...

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...

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

Random Savant sighting

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November 24, 2017

From Medellin I began heading south for Cartago. A few miles out of town stopped to grab a bottle of water and rehydrate. While sitting at the gas station I was approached by a man, Alvaro and his two children. They were curious about my travels and wished me well.

A fe...

November 15, 2017

The next morning my plan was to head for Villa De Leyva, a place I wanted to visit before going south for the Catedral de Sal and to Bogota for the Gold Museum. I punched in Villa De Leyva on the Garmin, which said it didn't exist. After several tries I cursed the Garm...

November 7, 2017

Morning came too early, but we had breakfast and soon saw the Stahlratte chugging it's way towards the island.

We boarded by launch and were on our way for 3 hours to a small island where the afternoon was spent swimming and playing in the water. Just the short trip on...

November 3, 2017

The morning of departure for the sailing finally came. We left at 6 am as a group, taking side roads to avoid the tollways out of town heading for Puerto Carti and the Stahlratte. My friends in Volcan had warned me that the tollways were no longer manned and the gates...

November 2, 2017

The clear night sky was filled with stars and a bright moon as we sat on the rooftop looking out over the skyline of Panama City. In between stories, my new German friend pulled deeply on his cigar in thoughts, and I as well. In his 70's and riding his motorcycle to th...

October 28, 2017

The two days with my friends Randy and Paula felt great and was just what the doctor ordered. They treated me like royalty, carrying me around on a pillow. Well, they would have if they could have picked me up. Seriously though it was great and a well needed mental bre...

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