Caribbean Feelings

The third section of our Colombia trip finally led us to the beloved sea. More specifically, to the Caribbean coast at Bassilas. There we had rented a beach house of a friend of Alberto’s family for a few days, including another wonderful cook. Even more fantastic, though, was the beach on your doorstep and about […]

Farm Life

After thoroughly exploring Medellin and the Departamento de Antioquia we headed to our next destination: the dairy farm of Alberto’s father in the Colombian highlands around Labores. Located at an average altitude of 2600 meters, the climatic conditions here were similar to Germany – that means pretty cool and moist. Accordingly, it was raining at […]

Medellin and the Coffee Mountains

Finally we are on the road again. This time, however, it shall be a different travel experience. While we have  mostly traveled on individual tracks so far, this time we would travel together with a lovely couple and their ten-month-old boy on a tour through Colombia. At first Paulina’s and Alberto’s hometown Medellin was on the […]

The vast Country – Two weeks in Patagonia

And another dream came true: Patagonia, which had us captured our imagination since we had a quick look at a photo book in the Dresden “Globetrotter” shop, lay in front of us. We had long wondered whether we should strain our very limited time and tight budget, but the lure of the endless expanse was […]

Rain, Rain, Rain – Lakes and Vulcanos and the Island of Chiloe

After we had said goodbye to our dear hosts Betty and Christopher, we found ourselves on a night bus again to the lake area in the South of Chile. Our first stop was Pucon, a small town near the Villa Rica-Volcano. Unfortunately, fog and rain were waiting for us on our arrival.   Nevertheless we […]

Riding through the Andes

After a few days of hectic activity in the “Casa Wander” it was finally time: the ride could begin. Our experienced tour guides Betty and Christoph had everything needed organized and the team was ready. The first morning we drove by car to Danillo, the Gaucho and very good friend of our hosts. Together with […]

From the Desert to the Capital

Our fantastic tour through the Uyuni desert ended in the village of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. We spent only one night there and were right away shocked by the much higher Chilean prices. These had, compared with Bolivia, about doubled or tripled and bus travel cost almost five times as much. On the […]

White desert and colorful lakes

As a conclusion of our stay in grandiose Bolivia we had saved up a highlight: the Salar Uyuni salt desert. Immediately after our 24-hour bus tour from the Amazon basin, we got into the next night bus to Uyuni. We arrived there, quite tired, in the morning, and went straight into a travel agency to […]

Between caimans, piranhas and anacondas

From the icy heights of the Andes, this tour would lead us into the green jungle-heart of Bolivia. But to get there, it took a grueling 24-hour bus ride on South America’s “Road of Death”. The gravel road was only a bit wider than the bus, so we hung half a wheel width over the […]

Into thin air – Climbing Huayna Potosi

Back in our hostel in La Paz, we went straight on to the next adventure. Already in Germany I had dreamed of the possibility of climbing a 6000+ meter mountain in the Andes. The conditions for such an adventure are best in this area. Our choice was the Huayna Potosi, situated close to La Paz […]