Kira Purlyte is travelling the Pan-American Highway on a bike with her boyfriend Sven and their dog Tulku. Unfortunately, the doggie went blind during their travels and had to undergo 3 surgeries in order to walk again. That didn’t stop the brave couple, though, as they soldier on at their journey.
“We started the trip in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and will finish it in Alaska, USA. One morning in Peru we woke up in the middle of the desert and found our dog blind and unable to walk. It took 5 months, 3 different countries and 3 surgeries to fix her legs. She can walk again now, but she is still blind. We currently are in Colombia and already cycled 10 000 km. We will ride 16 000 km more.”