South America

February 2010

Our first visit in South America started in Argentina. Buenos Aires is a beautiful city with blooming old jaracanda trees and drunken trees, wide boulevards and historical hotels. Our sight-seeing tour included impressive cemetery full of beautiful decorated Art-Nouveau tumbs. In former port we visited colourful district La Boca, very often spotted by tourists. We left the city to visit an original Argentinian ranch with endless landscape and more than 100 years old Estancia with horse breading. Patagonia is really the end of the world!

During our visit in Uruguay the new president Josť Mujica (known as Peppe) assumed presidency in a popular fiesta. He still lives at home in his small old house in the western part of Montevideo as all other presidents did. Uruguay is one of the first countries to provide children with notebooks for free.

Argentina: Buenos Aires

The strawberry coloured rhodochrosite is Argentina's national stone

Plaza de Majo

Alexandra in La Boca

La Recoleta cemetery...

... with tumb of Evita Peron

Estancia Santa Susana (ca. 100 km outside of Buenos Aires)

Gauchos work with horses

Old Eucalyptus trees

Gaucho resting after work

Argentina: Patagonia

Ushuaia is the southern most city in the world

National park Tierra del Fuego

See lions and Cormorans on a small island in Beagle Channel

Gunnar at Fin del Mundo...

... the end of the world

Sheep farm near Puerto Madryn...

... where is nothing else

Uruguay: Montevideo

Old town of Montevideo

Spanish marine sailing ship

European flair and standard of living in Uruguay

West part of Montevideo with houses from the beginning of 20th century