After my time in Piracanga, I flew to São Paulo and hopped on a bus to the Iguaçu Falls. After visiting the falls from the Brazilian side I crossed to Argentina and mixed between the masses of tourists to visit the infamous “Garganta del Diablo” (Devils throat). The sheer masses of water made my jaw drop, but I couldn’t help but notice the selfie-obsessed crowds around me. I wondered briefly how tourists would behave if we took their cameras away. A wonder of Nature like the Iguazu Falls is a real experience but it somehow seems that many snap their obligatory picture without taking their time to let it sink in. This is no different from elsewhere I’ve been in the world, it just seems to be intensifying (or perhaps I really notice it because I spent 4 month in the jungle far away from tourist crowds). The next bus took me straight to Buenos Aires, the first time I visited and I took the time to explore the city. I got lucky with two sunny days, strolled through the famous Cementerio de la Recoleta and explored Caminito in the La Boca neighbourhood. From Buenos Aires the next bus took me straight through the Andes to Santiago in Chile, a beautiful journey through Mendonza, crossing the mountain ranges. I should have hitchhiked, I thought.

After a bit over week on the road I arrived in Viña del Mar close to Santiago from where I’m working for my current trade Project Nuevo Mundo. It’s a lot colder and drier here in Chile, but it’s an interesting rugged coast with lovely sunsets, big waves and lots of Wildlife. My journey in pictures below…

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  • jule

    Schöne Bilder! Liebe Grüsse aus Ann Arbor in den fernen Süden xxoo

  • Wolfgang und Harriet

    Schöne Bilder. Wir haben vieles wiedererkannt … da kommt wieder Fernweh auf … nur eine kurze Fahrstrecke mit dem lokalen Zug und Du bist von Viña del mar in Valparaiso – verbring da eine gemütliche Zeit auf den Plätzen und schlendere durch die Gassen mit der schönen Straßenkunst. Iss Alfajores und trink Pisco sour … wir wünschen eine schöne Zeit. Wolfgang und Harriet