#day198 – meditating in a cave

I learnt a lot about the indigineous culture today. I went on a trek through the mountains with a guy, who explained me everything about his culture and his religion. The centre of his life is a god called Pachamama, our mother earth. Pachamama is the mediator between the underworld and the world of living. She gives […]

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#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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#day180 – walking in Andes Mountains

Mendoza is located at the bottom of the Andes Mountains. The highest mountain in whole Southamerica, called Aconcagua, is just around the corner. I didn’t know before, that this one is with an altitude of almost 7000 metres, as well the biggest monutain outside of Asia. But since Asia has 187 higher mountains, it’s only the 188 […]

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#day179 – wine tasting

My first wine tasting ever. I was so eager ahead. There are dozens of tour operators in town, but I decided to do it by my own. It’s not only cheaper, it’s more fun furthermore. All famous vineyards are located around Maipu, a 45 minutes bus ride away from Mendoza. Once I got off the […]

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#day178 – park bench with Anden view

My plan was to head out for a wine tasting directly after breakfast. But then I had to realize, Mendoza is shut down on a Sunday. Completly shut down. Bike rentals, winerys, restaurants…everything closed. I thought Sundays don’t exist in touristy areas. Mendoza disabused me. Ok, I was in the need of another plan. Since I […]

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