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