Road 53 between Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico
"In Switzerland we think of Mexico as fajitas and burritos, cactus plants in the desert, happy people, sombreros, siestas and this kind of thing," Pedraita says. "Here it was exactly like that — I felt I was really in Mexico." Pedraita says he was particularly charmed by the mix of mountains and small towns along the way. The less charming nuisance? The street gang that forced him to stop and then relieved him of his camera. "Luckily they didn't notice the other two cameras mounted on my bike."