Gringo on a trusty bicycle

2014-01-03 00:00

HE started with a mere five words of Spanish and by the end of his 14-month trip in South America, Pietermaritzburg traveller Richard Conyng­ham had a good grip of conversational Spanish. This “gringo” travelled throughout the South American continent, on a trusty bicycle.

Richard (29), the son of former Witness editor John Conyngham, was bitten by the cycling bug while doing a cycling trip to raise funds for a charity five years earlier. He decided while working abroad in London to save up for the travel experience of a lifetime.

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