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  • Day15

    1000 Kilometer südlicher

    November 24, 2017 in Argentina

    Nachdem wir nun aufgebrochen sind haben wir festgestellt das die Reisegeschwindigkeit dann doch nicht zu schnell sein wird, wobei es auf Uruguays Autobahnen noch Teils mit 80 km/h vorwärts ging kamen Strecken die nur mit 40 km/h befahrbar waren, diese wechselten sich mit gleichbleibender Landschaft und kleinen Dörfern die die Schnellstraßen immer wieder unterbrachen und mit ihren speedramps (op de trempels) zu einer zähen Angelegenheit machten.
    Nächste Herausforderung der Grenzübertritt zu Argentinien. Bei Fray Bentos haben wir die Landesgrenzen überschritten nein erst überfahren um dann fest zu stellen das wir doch unser Auto im Zollgebäude hätten “Überführen“ müssen. Also nach der Einreise nach Argentinien erstmal ohne Kontrolle geparkt und zu Fuß nach Uruguay zurück um die einfuhr Bescheinigung abzugeben zum Argentinischen Zoll um eine neue Bescheinigung zu erhalten. Das alles hat so reibungslos funktioniert das es fast beängstigend war.
    Unser weg führte uns weiter in Richtung Buenos Aires auf guten Schnellstraßen ohne viel Wind kamen wir zügig voran, immer getrieben von der Frage wo schlafen wir heute Nacht?
    Dies Frage zu klären folgten wir kurz vor Zarate einer vor Stadt von Buenos Aires einem Wegweiser unter einer Brücke hindurch ins Off Feldwege ins nichts zu geschlossenen Campingplätzen.
    Also weiter suchen. Kurz darauf wurden wir fündig an einer Tankstelle mit LKW Parkplatz dort verbrachten wir die Nacht um dan gegen 7.30 Uhr nach einem Kaffee aufzubrechen. Wohin na in den Berufsverkehr von Buenos Aires natürlich. Die nächsten 95 Kilometer absolvierten wir in 4 Stunden durch die City von Buenos Aires mit dem Gedanken einen Parkplatz zu finden und vom Hunger getrieben entschlossen wir uns weiter nach Mar del Plata zu fahren, gute 400 Kilometer Südlich der Hauptstadt. Bei heißen Temperaturen ging es weiter Richtung Meer die Sonne immer im Gesicht freuten wir uns auf eine schöne Nacht am Strand, ha denkst de 20 Kilometer vor der Bade Metropole dicke Wolken viel wirklich viel Windows und etwas regen. Garstiger kleiner Elb , grimmig und grau empfing uns Mar del Plata, nichts desto trotz kurz in den Supermarkt und auf die Küstenstraße 11. Entlang der Promenaden und Hotels dem Hafen und der Heimat des verschollenen U-Bootes der Argentinischen Marine zeigte sich die Atlantikküste von ihrer stürmischen Seite. Schlafen am Meer war verschoben ( wild campen will gelernt sein und wir müssen definitiv noch Üben) fanden wir einen offenen Campingplatz auf dem wir die einzigen Gäste sind. El Rancho kleiner Platz nicht der neuste aber warme duschen.
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  • Day80

    Tigre / Buenos Aires

    December 10, 2016 in Argentina

    Vanuit Uruguay hebben we de boot genomen om de oversteek te maken naar Argentinië. We hebben gekozen om iets noordelijker dan normaal de boot te nemen, omdat deze boot dwars door het mooie Tigre deltagebied vaart, wat te vergelijken is met de Biesbosch in Nederland. Alleen staan hier ook permanente woningen als weekendhuizen om het drukke Buenos Aires te ontvluchten.

    Eenmaal aangekomen in Tigre was het dus geen weekend en bleek het stadje alleen maar uit locals te bestaan en heel erg rustig. Niet heel erg, aangezien we er maar 2 nachten zouden blijven en hierna de hectiek van Buenos Aires gingen bezoeken. Gelukkig zat er een zwembad bij het hostel en waren we ook hier alleen dus we hebben ons prima vermaakt.

    En toen door naar de miljoenenstad Buenos Aires (BA). De Sinterklaasbijdrage (waarvoor nogmaals dank!!!!) uit Nederland hebben we gelijk ingezet om een iets luxere locatie te kiezen dan dat we gewoonlijk boeken en zijn voor ons eigen appartement gegaan met zwembad op het dak dichtbij de leuke wijk Palermo Soho. Vanuit hier konden we gemakkelijk met de metro, bus of te voet de stad verkennen. Alleen bleek het kopen van een metrokaart nog wel een hele uitdaging...

    Via de gratis stadswandelingen die worden aangeboden hebben we uren door de stad gelopen en uitleg gekregen over de geschiedenis en de gebouwen in de stad en natuurlijk Evita Perron. Het verhaal is te lang om helemaal uit te leggen, maar na haar dood is ze ingebalsemd en is haar kist zeker 10 keer verplaatst om uiteindelijk nu 7 meter onder de grond in een gewapende betonnen bak op de begraafplaats van Recoleta.

    We hebben ons echt prima vermaakt in Buenos Aires met een fantastische show van Fuerza Bruta, opera in het mooie theater Colón, lunchafspraken met de collega's van Hoogwegt Argentinië en op zondag zijn we dan ook eindelijk naar DE voetbalwedstrijd van het jaar geweest (aldus de woorden van Robert), nl. River Plate - Boca Juniors. De sfeer was echt fantastisch en ondanks dat River met 2-4 verloor van hun grote rivaal bleven de supporters enthousiast achter hun team staan. Hiervoor moeten we de collega's van Hoogwegt bedanken, want we hebben het afscheidscadeau optimaal benut:). Op de terugweg van het stadion zijn we naar een openbare tango plek gegaan om het weekend goed af te sluiten.

    Het enige punt waar wij nog aan moeten wennen is het nachtleven. De stad begin eigenlijk pas na tien uur 's avonds te leven. Ondanks dat we al ruim twee maanden onderweg zijn, blijft het lastig om zo laat te gaan eten en ook nog uit te gaan vanaf twee uur 's nachts en om dan ook nog iets van de stad te zien de volgende dag.

    Gelukkig komen we met de kerst nog terug in Buenos Aires, want er valt nog heel veel meer te bekijken. Nu zijn we alvast aan het voorproeven wat Patagonië echt inhoudt aan de Oostkust van Argentinië, maar daarover later meer.

    P.S. Het internet is super traag dus de foto's volgen weer later.
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  • Day26

    La ruta de las estrellas

    February 14, 2017 in Argentina

    Aujourd'hui, je décide de partir avec Trini, Cotóno et Ludo en voiture dans la Valle del Elqui. Anne part de son côté avec les deux français en bus pour une journée visite à velo.
    Nous prenons la route jusqu'à Monte Grande et nous arrêtons à Vicuna pour acheter de l'eau et faire des réserves. Je découvre le "mote", un mélange peu banal d'abricot cuit (très sucré) et de céréales molles qui me font un peu penser à l'ébli, le tout servi dans un verre et baignant dans un sirop sucré, un peu comme le jus d'ananas ou de pêches en conserve.
    Sur le chemin, nous sommes une fois de plus ébahis par la beauté de ce qui nous entoure. On se sent si petits, plongés au beau milieu de cette gigantesque nature qui donne le vertige.
    Une fois à Monte Grande, le voisin d'enfance de Trini et Cotono nous accueille tous les quatre dans son spa vieux de trois petites années. Le Spa est situé au beau milieu des montagnes de la vallée del Elqui. Nous profitons donc de cette fabuleuse chance que nous avons d'être là, ouvrons grands nos yeux puis nous endormons un moment au bord de la piscine.
    Nous nous promenons un peu dans le village de Monte Grande puis découvrons le petit bled de Cochiguaz, qui d'après Cotono est très peu fréquenté par les touristes étrangers. Des autostoppeurs sautent à l'arrière du pick-up de manière aussi banale que lorsque je me jette dans mon lit. Je suis la seule amusée par cette scene, mes camarades étant eux, plutôt amusés de ma réaction. Sur notre gauche, nous apercevons une Stupa, lieu de culte bouddhiste. Nos deux passagers à l'arrière du pick-up sont en fait les gardiens de la Stupa et nous font une belle introduction au bouddhisme. Cet aménagement a été créé par un indien 3 ans auparavant, qui s'est installé au chili et a développé ce lieu de culte dans d'autres coin du pays.
    Après ce rappel d'Asie, nous nous dirigeons vers le petit village de Pisco, le fameux alcool "du chilien qui se respecte" et repartons de nuit pour La Serena sous un ciel extraordinairement étoilé.
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  • Day106

    Buenes Aires

    March 13, 2016 in Argentina

    So this is the 4th time we have been in Buenes Aires and the first time we will actually spend a night here. Its crazy becuse i am not overly excited about spending much time in any of the big cities, but we feel we can do a full day and a night justice , it would be rude not to. We drop our bags after getting a tube to the hostel and were pleasantly surprised to come across a festival in the streeet hosting countries from all over the world (aart from England) ven Ireland were there. they had stalls lining the streets selling streetfood of the various countries national dishes and everyone was dressed in authentic outfits . We sampled the Korean food, and enjoyed it that much that we went back for second helpings . We had a plan to go to see the cemetary but agreed as it was getting late we would just stay here and soak up the atmosphere. We bumed into some Australians that had stayed in one of our first hostels in Rio and exchanged our tales of where we had been and what we had done. It really is crazy how small the world is, and i know we are all generally travelling the same route you would think the chances of our paths crossing would not be that great. We walk the streets for another few hours and I have to admit there really is something quite special about Buenes Aires . Everywhere you look, every corner you turn there are amazing buildings, and this place really has a way of mixing the old with the new. The hostel itself is set in a 200 yr old building, but the interior and facilities are the most modern we have come across yet. In the Plaza of the old town , veterans are sleeing rough under canvases and yet again this is something that brings me back to home. Theses men and women sacrifice their lives for theyre country and are still left with nothing in the end. To be honest there has been a lot of overty as wty and begging in the streete have travelled South America but its far worse than we have at home and on a much bigger scale. My heart is always pulled when i see the young children dirty and begging in the street. No child in the land shouldbe without an education, let alone without food to eat. Travelling has really made me want to make the change and people we meet feel the same . Surely there is something that can be done??? I go to bed with a heavy heart and a busy head.Read more

  • Day106

    Graveyard Visit

    March 13, 2016 in Argentina

    We wake early as at 3pm we will cath a bus for 20 hours down south so we want to make the most of our time here . One of the biggest visitor attractions here is the cementerio de la Recoleta, it houses argentinas dead elite, in the grandest splendour. Its like a small town of houses that are actually tombs , but rivals some of the grandest architecture in the city. There is a starbucks just opposite and i grab one of my favourites before starting my wander around this necropolis. The countrys presidents, military figures and of course Evita lay here, and Mark and i spend severalnhours just exploring.Its crazy because some of the tombs are literally open with just coffins lay between the crumbling slabs. This place is so mesmerizing that these graves that cost 200,000 pounds per 100 years(rent) are left to rack and ruin, but i guess theres more to this than i will ever know. We leave the cemetery and stroll down towards the river, this place has so mamy beautiful areas, and buildings to explore and really is a beautiful city. In tge park is a huge metal flower that cleverly uses solar panels to open and shut its peals, so as the sun rises the petals open and as the light dissapears they gradually close. We take a walk back, passing many beautiful statues, pieces of art work and gorgeous parks , Buenes Aires really does have i all and i am quite disspointed that i havent assigned more time here. The problem is we have tried to avoid the big citeis for the plain reason they are so full of the arrogant touristy types, and my patience runs a little thin with them. Our ideal so far has definitely been getting of the beaten track and exploring the hard to reach places, and the idea of getting on a bus for 20 hours is maybe the rason why i want to stay, but back to the hostel a quick bite to eat and over to the terminal it is. Everything is so accesible here by tube (subte) that even with our luggage we find it easy. There are lots of ways to travel here bus train subway and walking, as when you are travelling taxis become a thing of the past (or maybe a little treat when youve been on a bus all day) so arriving on the tube we take a ten minute walk to the bus station. This place is huge and has over 70 platforms with no real warning of where your bus will pull in until ten minutes beforehand.
    Our bus is due to leave at 3 and at five to there is still no sign of it and im really starting to panic that were going to miss it. Marks attitude is if the bus isnt here how can we miss it?? But after our experience at missing a bus before, im not fancying having no seat for 20 hours . I ask the guard and he just points to where it should be and says soomething that i dont understand. My stress is relieved when our bus pulls in to where we are standing and as Mark say we are in South America, they are allowed to be late. We jump on the bus and are greeted by the biggest leather reclining chairs and a blanket and pillow, so Im pretty sure we will be able to sleep later. Within 10 mins of the bus departing bingo tickets are handed out and the guy starts calling numbers, here is where i came unstuck i cross numbers off while trying to guess what they actually are , every one on the bus is waiting on 1 or 2 numbers , but im still waiting for 5 so i guess i missed a few, i feel like shouting house just to be told its a false call , but i restarin myself and accept the fact im not going to win. Dinner is served, and its just like being on a plane, a little tin foil carton with meat and potatoes a bread roll and a little cake and we snuggle up to catch some sleep.
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  • Day86

    Buenos Aires - Tigre

    November 20, 2016 in Argentina

    On our last day in Buenos Aires we booked a half-day-tour to Tigre. It's a town that lies on a delta. Driving in a boat in the channels was very nice. But that was it with our tour. When our tour was finished at 12 o'clock we decided to stay on our own to see some more of this nice place. Our tour guide (not happy at all about our decision) just wished us 'good luck' and left us behind. But the strange feeling when we went on and where left behind was definitely worth it! River channels, lovely parks and markets are typical and were giving a very relaxt atmosphere. And as we could "barely" recognise amongst all the indigenous people, it is the place where all the people from Buenos Aires calm down at the weekends - it was very crowded. A traditional "Mate Tea" with a straw made of steel, which is famous for Argentina and other countries in South America, couldn't be missed out in this place.

    The four days and five nights in Buenos Aires were short and will be in good memories. Even though, we saw quite a lot! But now it is allready time to leave Argentina and go on the catch a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. But we will be back soon in Argentina, when we visit the Iguazu waterfalls.
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  • Day8

    Mecklenburger Seenplatte. But not naked.

    December 8, 2016 in Argentina

    So back from the far north near Buenos Aires. Tigre is pretty much suburb of Buenos Aires. Its located in the delta of a couple of rivers.

    Its a favourite weekend destination for people from Buenos Aires. They come her, get in taxi boats and go to resorts or houses in the delta. You can reach the area only by boat. So there are also supermarket boats to deliver food. It is comparable to the Spreewald or the Seenplatte, only people here are not naked. And the nature is a bit more exotic.

    Main tourist activity: go on a one hour boat tour (check). And visit the Puerto de las frutas, a big market (check).

    Today is public holiday, dia de la virgen. So there will be processions, fireworks and concerts tonight.
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  • Day77

    One day in Tigre

    March 21, 2018 in Argentina

    One hour train ride from Buenos Aires you find Tigre. It’s a lovely town with lots of green parks and a delta. Unfortunately almost every tourist attraction is closed in weekdays, but that also meant that it was very nice and quiet there.

    Me and Jonathan spent the day walking around, drinking mate in the park, eating parilla for lunch, and doing a boattrip down the river.

    When arriving back in BA I went to La Cathedral with Mariano to watch tango. When we arrived it was still a tango class going on. Later on the floor was filled up with a lot of great dancers, and there was even a short preformance by a couple who dances amazing tango. La Cathedral had a special look, quite dark and mysterious. I really enjoyed my evening there. Watching tango is so much fun!
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  • Day73

    La Boca

    March 17, 2018 in Argentina

    I went to Caminito in La Boca after breakfast. This is a colorful neighbourhood. I love the contrast in the colors in the buildings, but the area was too touristy for my taste.

    I went to two museums there; Centro museo Quinquela Martin and Fundation Proa. The last one I loved. It had a exhebition of Ai Waiwai. Part of the exhebition was about the refugees, and with films, pictures and art connected to the «refugee crises» in Europe. That one hit me hard.

    After La Boca I went to Palermo to meet up with Sylvan x 2 and celebrate St. Patricksday. Later in the evening we went out to a nightclub, and I had a lot of fun! We kept it going from 15 to 05.30, and the boys even longer. It is a hard life in the big city :p I was quite exhausted the next day.
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