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Highlights in Buenos Aires

We stayed for twelve days in this gigantic town with its almost 15 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. We explored the city, enjoyed the pool and the gym, worked and went out. We went out with an Argentinian couple we had met in the Tairona NP in Colombia, with a Swiss couple we had […]

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A Drop of Red Luxury

If you like wine you will absolutely love Mendoza. Everything in and around this little city in the western part of Argentina is about wine. Thanks to many reward nights from hotels.com and high inflation in Argentina we could afford the Hyatt without overstepping our budget. Their cheapest room and without breakfast, but still the […]

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Punished with Torture

The great thing about Valparaiso is that it combines art and wine. And the art is mostly out in the streets, on the walls of the houses. During the military dictatorship graffiti was punished with torture and therefore this form of art developed as a form of protest and a sign of freedom. Today Valparaiso […]

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Why is Chile so rich?

One of the things we realized early when traveling in Chile, was that the infrastructure seemed to be in way better shape than in the other South American countries we’ve been to. The reason for this is, that Chile is the richest country in South America – but why? Based on an article in the […]

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Don’t drink and drive

With 200 million liters, Chile is the fourth biggest wine exporter in the world. And as we, and especially Daniela, are big wine lovers, we focused our time in Santiago all around wine. Soon we realized that there is no public transport going to the wineries and that wine tours are fairly high priced. And […]

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Forgotten and Reborn

Our experience from the previous day had already been bad, but what happened the next day even topped it. We got up early as we had booked an early morning trip to the Valle des Artesan but nobody came to pick us up. When we called the tour agency they could only tell us that […]

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Travelling to the Mars, the Moon and the Dead Sea

As indicated by its name, San Pedro de Atacama is right in the Atacama Desert and one of the driest places on earth. Its landscape was so dry and strange that it sometimes didn’t feel like the earth anymore. And on our first day in the Atacama Desert we visited two places that felt truly […]

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Vicuñas: The Beauty Queens of the Andes

Since we had seen our first Alpacas in Arequipa we were fascinated by these adorable animals and their relatives the Llamas. And on this trip we did not only see the domesticated Llama but also its wild relative the Vicuñas. They are of such elegance and beauty that we elected them as the beauty queens […]

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Flamingos on New Year’s Eve

The next day started with Flamingos. We had seen wild Flamingos before in Mexico and on the Galapagos but we had no idea that they also life on more than 4’000 m. And we would have never expected that they would be the most beautiful we have ever seen. They had beautiful yellow peaks and […]

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Walking on a Mirror

Today was the day the highlight of our Bolivia trip began. We started on our 3-day trip into the Bolivian desert including the famous Salar de Uyuni. But first we went to a train cemetery. Before a German scientist invented a way to produce nitrate by fixing nitrogen from the air, nitrate was the biggest […]

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