#day197 – hugging a cactus

I found an new friend today, He is really tall, a little bit spiky and already pretty old. But, doesn’t he look wonderful? I saw many of his smaller and younger brothers and sisters on the other side of the mountain, but he stood there alone in a bend, when we first met. I thought he might feel a bit lonely […]

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#day196 – hill of seven colors

I guess it’s one of the most impressive landscapes I have ever seen so far. Cerro de los Siete Colores, the hill of seven colors. Just a short hike from Purmamarca, the town at the foot of the mountain and you have an impressive and breathtaking view over the natural wonder. I had to tweak myself to realize […]

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#day195 – Tilcara’s rooftop romantic

I didn’t expect much of tiny little Tilcara village in the north of Argentina. Maybe that’s why I’m so amazed. No expections, many suprises. Salta was already quite different compared to Buenos Aires or Mendoza. But Tilcara seems to be in another country. Hard to believe, I’m still in the same country. The main difference are the […]

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#day194 – Empanadas in the making

Since already more than two months I eat empanadas every day. Ok, almost every day. But they’re great. They are my bread replacement. I’m addicted. The differences in Southamerica are enormous though. I was used to the Argentinans ones and pretty surprised when I had my first Chilean empanada. They’re triple the size (great) and […]

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#day193 – climbing San Bernardo

Have you heard about the Germans-and-their-lookouts cliché? When I travelled through Southeastasia someone told me once, that Germans are obsessed with lookouts. First thing they do when arriving to a new place is searching for the best lookout. A cliché that is somehow true. I love lookouts and viewpoints and I love to get a […]

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#day192 – windy route to Salta

Even though my time in Chile was a bit short, I really enjoyed my stay. The Atacama desert in the end was the highlight. But now it’s time to go back to Argentina on my way up north to Bolivia. I heard a lot of good things about the mountain landscape around Salta and I […]

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#day191 – freezing in front of a geyser

Who wants to see some bubbling geysers has to get up at 4am in the morning. But they’re not only geysers. El Tatio is with over 80 active geysers the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world. It’s worth it to have a little lack of sleep. The […]

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#day190 – floating in a salty lagoon

I was a bit unsure, if it’s alright to call my today’s first time a first time. I floated in a salt lake already. In the dead sea in Jordan. And the experience was kind of similar to be honest. But well, the surrounding today was quite different though and sure I’m on the other side […]

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#day188 – Venezuelan dinner party

Once again I have to admit I’m a big city girl. Many travellers advised me to skip Santiago de Chile. It’s only a big city. There’s not much to see. Typical backpacker phrases. I went nevertheless and regret it not at all. In the end I stayed even longer as I expected. Sure, one thing that […]

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