The Americas 2013

A Motorcycle Diary

4 January 2013

04 Jan

And the day that has been in the planning for over a year has now finally arrived.

Today, my mom, stepdad, Jacqui and I fly to Argentina to commence with the adventure and we are all hyped. To add to the good news, I checked with the pilot and it turns out that both the bikes are co-incidentally on SA226 and will arrive in BA with us although its unlikely that they will come out on the conveyer belt with the rest of our luggage.

The flight itself is like any other long distance daytime flight, sleeping, eating and too many movies! The bonus however is the gaining of 5 hours which makes the jetlag easier to manage and that we still get an opportunity to see a little of Buenos Aires when going out to dinner.

I had forgotten, since it has been about 3 years since I was last here, that the steak houses in Buenos Aires don’t serve steaks, they serve entire cows. Mistakenly, we each ordered a meal, each of which would have been adequate to feed a small village in a remote African country as can be seen from my mothers schnitzel below. (Roland, you should move here…600g fillet for R250 bucks!!) Needless to say, the meal plus a great bottle of Argentine Malbec was an awesome way to start our time in BA.

SA226, carrying us, the supermodel and little fatty to BA.

Jacqs and I


Mom trying to devour a crumbed calf!

Be a sport Many of us have the means and wherewithal to undertake the dreams we want but elect to choose otherwise, many however, do not and that is the purpose of this plea. Afrika Tikkun (http://afrikatikkun.org// ) is a South African non governmental, non profit charity organisation run by the Lubner family that in essence does just that; re-provide the possibility to dream and to create the possibility of turning those dreams into a reality.

Unlike many pleas of this nature, I am not looking for any kind of sponsorship for my trip, but I am looking for your donation, regardless of its size to Afrika Tikkun. Please pledge generously as this is a fantastic cause that will assist them to provide food, care, education, health and social services to those that are desperately in need.

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  1. Sweet Rolls

    January 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

    one steak can’t scare me 🙂 I love the idea of flying out for 250R steak…. not so much the idea of 20grand on the flight 🙂

  2. Sweetrolls

    July 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I could do with a steak. But 250ront?? What am I Rockefeller :))?