Lying wide awake at midnight last Wednesday, I start to hear distant police sirens wailing in the distance, which triggers memories of having a local police escort whilst cycling in northern Peru. Fast forward through a couple more random memories, I then realise that it’s precisely three months since we finished our circuit of South America by bike.
“How are you finding adjusting to being back?” is one of the most common questions we get asked. Not that I mind of course as I honestly enjoy any opportunity to talk about the trip, but it’s a question that I have probably not given the same answer to twice. I feel like I’m expected to say that “it’s awful”, that I can’t stand another day and that I’m going to leave on the bike tomorrow. Overall, though, I think we have surprised ourselves about how it has been fairly easy to slot back into life. (more…)