All travel texts from the South America Journey are documented here: Chile, Argentina, Patagonia.
01 _ HOME ZONE
„I am busy with the last preparations before departure. My flight goes on November 10th from Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid, and then straight to Santiago de Chile. I will arrive on Wednesday early morning.“ >>read
„…But after a while there was just one thought left in my head: „It’s not my journey they talk about in their texts. It’s all based on their personal experiences. Mine will be different anyway.“ >>read
„Today I created a random vocabulary list. I wrote down sentences I picked up in the ECOS Spanish German multilingual magazine. The first step towards learning a new language has been made.“
„Arriving at the airport, I saw this nice young woman standing a few meters next to me and I thought it would be a good idea to ask her for help. She looked like a young traveller as well, and she seemed to be experienced. Her name is Carlota.“ >>read
05_VALPARAISO: PATA PATA & EMPANADA
„Valparaíso… what can I say: right when I arrived, I met a german guy named Felix and we spend some nice days together in the Pata Pata Hostel. Anyone who ever makes it to this place: congratulations.“…
06_CASA BOTHA: WHERE I AM & WHAT I DO
„I am currently staying with a South African family who’s owner David has a Restaurant right between Santiago and Valparaiso. He offers the best organic food and wine from the region to his customers – and I will be able to help him out when things get busy.“ >>read
07_HELPx, ACUPUNCTURE & A VERY WISE DECISION
„Last week I went to get my first acupuncture. The advice: more exercise. Well, at the moment my only exercise is gardening and cleaning, and serving customers in the restaurant. At least I am not sitting in buses and hostels, like „the normal“ tourists.“
08_TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHILE: LISTEN AND LEARN
„After some weeks spent in Chile there’s some things I want to share with you. Not only things that I’ve learnt, but also advices I’ve been given for my further destinations by people who live here for a long time and other travelers.
09_SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN A BUS TO PATAGONIA? YES!
„Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present my next destination: Bariloche, Argentina.
From what people say, it’s the Spring Break Place for Argentineans. But it’s nowhere near to the beach. It’s in Patagonia, so it’s in the south. In the Mountains, or 2000km from here.“ >>read
10_AM I LATE FOR CHRISTMAS?
„The other volunteers are wonderful. And suddenly all doing a very similar thing I do: France, Canada, Germany – all on wordpress. All blogging about their journey, travels, experiences. Everyone of them has slightly a different idea and of course a different journey.“
„I am traveling South America as a woofer, which means I am working for roof – in other words volunteering for food and accommodation. I am a member on the platform named ‚helpx‚, that provides many opportunities for travelers to work and travel.“
„It’s the Mandala that made me write this article. To show what can evolve out of nowhere, out of nothing. How important it is to take some time for yourself. To allow yourself just to escape from this crazy chaotic world and do what you feel like. Sleep, dream, eat, express yourself.“
13_TRANQUILO IN EL BOLSON
„During my volunteering in the Punto Sur Hostel in Bariloche I met quite a few inspiring people. Guests and other volunteers alike. One of the volunteers working with me was Lincoln from Brazil. Very uncomplicated, easy going, funny and multi talented person.“
14_IN LOVE WITH PATAGONIA – HITCHHIKING
„Since my initial plan was to travel north to Bolivia – which did not succeed – I ended up in Bariloche, Argentina, the Patagonian area. From there I decided to travel further South – can this be a total wrong turn or a total right turn…“
Recipe – Apple & Pear Crumble French way
Easy to prepare, 30 minutes and it’s ready.