After taking the only right decision to turn around and go back to Chile to ship Humphrey back home, we were looking forward to those places and things that we would not have seen had we carried on northwards. First of all this includes Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru. A wonderful city, founded in […]Read more "A long way home"
The navigator is pretty smart: Before we even put a single kilometer on the clock, even long before we shipped Humphrey to South America, she knew that we’d reach that point of no return in Peru. And that’s exactly what happened. After that pretty exciting crossing of the Titicaca Lake it started raining and turned […]Read more "POINT OF NO RETURN"
We must admit, we did not know much about Bolivia. Some general knowledge and bits and pieces from the news. We had put a a couple of markers on a map of things we wanted to see and we had read up on some of these spots. That was it, roughly. And that is why […]Read more "Mister Bolivar"
We never guessed that we would ever travel to 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) of altitude. And even less so with Humphrey. Accordingly, we were quite excited. Particularly as our experience on our excursion to the Salar de Tara two days before was not the best, when I felt quite dizzy at 4,800 meters. Maybe it […]Read more "5000"
After our unplanned stop in Germany we finally set off for the desert, to be close to the stars. 2,500 kilometers lay ahead of us and we obviously wanted to see and experience things on the way. We therefore did not take the direct route to the desert. What would have been the point of […]Read more "Atacama Desert"
Much if not everything in life depends on whether you are in the right place at the right time or whether you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. The question why this is the case remains unanswered. Some call it fate, others don’t care and some keep looking for the answer. The […]Read more "Rally Austral"
If there is one place so far that needs to find special mention then it is Parque Nacional Patagonia in Chile, directly on the border to Argentina. After we decided not to take the ferry up from Puerto Natales to the Carretera Austral but rather to go back up Ruta 40, crossing into Chile via […]Read more "Parque Nacional Patagonia"
To avoid boredom during our time in Patagonia, we have hiked roughly 200 km here and have covered roughly 9,000 meters of altitude difference, obviously uphill and back downhill. And once again we have learned things about others and obviously also about ourselves. Parque Nacional Conguillío – Sendero Sierra Nevada The first realization is that – […]Read more "Hiking Patagonia"
One million square kilometers, two inhabitants per square kilometer. So triple the size of Germany and most importantly 229 inhabitants less per square kilometer. It’s fairly empty in large parts of Patagonia, this area in the southern part of Argentina and Chile, shrouded in legend. For us this is feel good country. Distributed over 17 […]Read more "Epic Patagonia"
Why do we travel? Do we travel to see new places, to have been there? To set a checkmark? To take the same picture that have been taken a million times by others and that is already on the internet in as many versions? To take a selfie and to tell the world how cool […]Read more "Patience"