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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!

January 8, 2018

“Mucho cuidado. Mucho cuidado!” the old man said.

He had come up to me to inquire of my route into the town, looking at the filthy bike and shaking his head at the road we’d taken in the night before.

Arriving in Huaraz after riding Cañon del Pato the day before, we’d he...

January 6, 2018

The previous evening, Ken, Chip, Ward, and I had gone out for dinner and had a great time. Phil was a no-show, he and Ward having gotten separated at some point. He did not respond to messages, however I saw that he was online so we knew he was okay. We retrieved the m...

January 5, 2018

Since Phil and Ward were heading south and I was still unsure about the bike, I decided to skip the eastern crossing which ended into the mountains of Peru and go for the more major road in case of failure.


Phil, his KTM and The Beast 

Ken and Chip caught us the next mo...

January 4, 2018

After a month of time spent in Cuenca, due to the conflux of the motorcycle breakdown, parts having to be shipped from the US and the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I was spent from the stress and expenses. My timeline to reach Ushuaia in February before the bad we...

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...

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 23, 2017

The home of Pablo Escobar, or rather one of them, is now a museum and sits atop a hillside with a clear view of the airport, chosen strategically for Pablo to communicate and watch his airplane shipments coming and going.

The Uber driver had never driven anyone there, a...

November 21, 2017

From Puerto Berrio I was heading to Guatape, the small town near La Piedra de Peñol, a massive stone monolith with a 749 step staircase to the top.

Christine and Jules had been there and our paths would cross as I would arrive and they were leaving the next day. The bik...

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