Author Archives: Günter und Sissi

The Peninsula Valdes

We have been working our way down the east side of the South American continent,  pretty much following the main route to Ushuaia, veering off for a few days here and there. We camped along rivers, on beaches and twice … Continue reading

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Colonia, Uruguay and on to the Argentine Pampas

After we dropped off our camper at Sandra’s near Colonia in Uruguay in March 2016 we flew home for a break. The plan was to return after a few months to drive south to Ushuaia. The standard route for most … Continue reading

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Taking a break

We are skipping winter in Patagonia and will continue our travels in October 2017. So long.

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Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

February 2016 Driving through the irrigated vineyards of Mendoza we marveled at the fancy wineries, it felt like we were in California’s Napa Valley. You can tour the different plush wineries, taste the Malbec and buy a case. After an overnight stop in … Continue reading

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Northern Argentina , south along the Andes

End of January 2016 The eastern slope of the Argentinian Andes is drier than we had expected. However, sophisticated watering systems, some dating back to the indigenous people, allow for irrigating and agriculture. Slowly we worked our way south. We … Continue reading

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Books we liked: Nicaragua

“The Jaguar Smile”  by Salman Rushdie “The country under my skin”  by Gioconda Belli “Blood of brothers”  by Stephen Kinzer

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Books we liked: Ecuador

“Measuring the World” by Daniel Kehlmann (German: “Die Vermessung der Welt”) “The Queen of Water” Laura Resau “The Mapmakers Wife” by Robert Whitaker (German: “Die Frau des Kartographen”) Galapagos: “My Fathers Island” by Johanna Angermeyer “Floreana” Margret Wittmer (German: “Postlagernd … Continue reading

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