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Argentina and Chile, II23 May 2005 - 4 August 2005

Travelogue (Argentina & Chile, II)

Santiago de Chile by night
Santiago, at the foot of the Andes
Heading north on the Pacific coast
Village in the Atacama region
Despite of the pink toilet seat: the quality of the accomodation slowly moves towards African standards
Eternal space along the coast
Sunshine all year round - perfect condition for drying the cillies
Our hosts at the Posada los Pajaritos
Meeting with Guillaume from france
Lunch-time break
Rain is in short supplies
Every now and the there were those ritual places
Fishermen bringin home their catch in the harbour of Caldera
Fishes of all colours and shapes
It wasn't always that flat
On our last kilometers for the following weeks
Atacama desert
A new tandem crew - a franco-swiss team
The colours changed with the hours of the day
Camping at a Posada
Until here and not any further
Chuquicamata mine, 4.5kms long and 800m deep
San Pedro de Atacama
Aperitif with Sandra and Roger in the Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Muerte: view to the Lincancabur volcano
Shaped by the wind
Gauchos in the Atacama
Original Barfuessfäger pasta - what a treat!
At the windy bolivian border
Laguna Verde
In the Bolivian Altiplano
Minerals in the lagoon
Frost on the grass around the hot springs
A landscape confuses the senses
Bolivias Altiplano -  bitter cold and beatiful
It steams and simmers in the geyser field of Sol de Mañana
Árbol de Piedra
The way to the lonelyness
Laguna Colorada
Dinner in the freezing Refugio
Looking for the flamingos
Here they are: Flamingos de James
Zorro Andino
Vicuñas in the barren Andes
Hotel de Sal
Salt bricks
Sleeping in beds made of salt
Sunrise on the isle of Incahuasi
Sandra and Patrizia
Salar de Uyuni
Walter, Roger, Toshiba, Sandra and our guide Simon Ambrosio
Plaza in Uyuni
A last beer for the farewell - have a good trip!
Back in San Pedro de Atacama: procession for the village saint
Everybody is defiling
Heat treatment of the comfy sort
Hostal Vilacoyo - San Pedro de Atacama
Quebrada de Sal near San Pedro
Short trip to acclimatize
En route to the Valle de la Luna
The shadows are getting bigger
Sunset at the Salar de Atacama
Flamingoes at dawn
Paso de Jamas
Play of colours at 4'500 meters
Claudio the shoeshine boy on the Plaza in Salta
At the start of the four-day horseback trekking
Lunchtime break in the Valle Calchaquies
Uphill gee up!
We cross the Pass at 3000 meters
Lodge in the middle of nowhere in a mud hut
Sleeping on the Montura, the saddle of blankets and sheep skin
Brö with Pantera and Pinta, our two horeses
Campfire in Amblayo
Arid, cold and lonely
Glowing rock
Valle de Llerma
Gauchita Patrizia and Gaucho Brö
Village life in San Antonio de los Cobres
Frozen rivers
A stunning landscape throughout the wohle journey
Rough road
Mud houses
Lodge in the Posada
Abuelita Teresa Bautista
It's dusty here
Purmamarca: Camino de los Siete Colores
93 years school in Purmamarca - Feliz cumpleaños escuelita!
Back on the road - replacing the free wheel
Alley in Humahuaca
Village life in Humahuaca
Preparing dinner in the Hostal
Hasta pronto, querida Argentina!

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