• Mountains and Lakes

    We spent our first two weeks in Argentina in the Northwest. It was a short flight from Asuncion to Salta, so we were able to drive to Cafayate on the same day, or Cafazhate as they say in Argentina, because they do not do the ‘y’ sound here. On the way to Cafayate we already […]

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  • Chile to Bolivia

    Last Sunday we picked up my girlfriend Karin from Santiago airport. She will be traveling with us to Bolivia! Great fun; she’s an experienced traveler, very relaxed and lots of fun so the perfect company on the road. After one day together in Santiago, we flew to Calama, only to discover that although we had […]

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  • Argentina & Chile – Wine country

    At our bed & breakfast in Valpara√≠so, Chile, we heard an interesting story about a group of French wine producers visiting the Chilean wine regions. When they were explaining that they were not on holiday but there to find out why French wine is losing so much market share to Chilean wine, an English guy, […]

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  • Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego: To The End Of The World (and back again)

    “Global warming caused by humans is only accelerating the natural process of global warming in periods between ice ages”. Or so our guide told us at her introductory talk before we climbed up the Perito Moreno Glacier in crampons… Huh? Well yes. It appears that this particular glacier is not affected at all by global […]

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