Meet Alex Chacon
What you never see in my blog posts you see now on Alex’s YouTube channel.
I have cycled the most famous, or notorious, Paraguayan highway ‘Trans Chaco’ twice and loved it, despite the ongoing of fences. The spaciousness and absence of anything much attracted me, especially when going off-road but there are things you never ever see in my blog.
The continuous nothingness is something I can not catch in a photograph.
The openness from a low human level does not show much.
The time spend on an original selfie is something you do not see either.
The onslaught of mosquitoes as soon as I stop is not experienced by a reader.
The effort to find a camp spot in a country sealed with fences is something you can only guess at.
In my photographs I show details and views and flat faces, never the Paraguay which is alive, with its mundane gas stations, people watching me, nor the simple transactions as payments or changing into a rain jacket.
Heat, stuffiness, the absurdity, humidity and the absence of hotel rooms and showers is something not to be witnessed in Alex video, yet recognized by all who have cycled in conditions rather abnormal.
All of this is caught in Alex’s video. He even goes so far as to use a drone and this took him an hour of driving his gigantic motorbike while at the same time handling the drone, and what you see there is spectacular.
Meet Alex, a young fresh clean world traveler who left everything behind and choose the world as his home. Driving the earth for many years, he can be called a professional traveler.
Meeting with Geo had me sitting at the back of a Chinese off-road motorbike, traversing the same routes, the same endless distances where not much changes and so it happened Geo and I met with Alex.
See here how Alex portrays the moving Paraguay.