waypoints - on worldtrip since 2005
In 2005 we changed our lifestyle and became full-time travelers ever since.
In mobile homes we rolled through North Africa, South America, Russia, Mongolia, China,
Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Southern Africa as well as North- and Central America.
Right now we are again on the move in South America.
The future: We remain nomadic and let every day take us by surprise.
We hope that all of you have fun in virtually traveling with us.
Edy and Brigitte
Travel news February 27, 2023:
On the way in Paraguay - swamp landscapes, subtropical forests & the Chaco.
Purmamarca and colored mountains
The village of Purmamarca is ideally located on the route between Salta and the villages of Tilcara and Humahuaca to the north. It is known for its hill of seven colors, which dominates the village in the background. Nowhere else have we seen so many handicrafts, but unfortunately others, for sale at the main square!
We camped a little above the village alone in a unique, grandiose rocky landscape. At night absolute silence and starry sky. The area is simply fascinating!
Ruta 40: Cafayate-Molinos-Cachi in the Valle Calchaquíe
Corrugated road, 360 km. With the right tire pressure it's not really a problem. We had already driven this scenic route 15 years ago several times with the much wider Robusto. What we did not consider enough was the strong increase in traffic in the meantime. The track has long, very narrow passages with tight curves heavy corrugated. This requires a compromise between speed and caution. Despite loud honking, oncoming traffic often comes in or after the curve. Partially crossing is not possible, or only with appropriate caution.
In San Carlos de Bariloche, Villa La Angostura as well as in San Martin de los Andes it is rather unpleasant because of extreme traffic, no free parking spaces and way too many people. Therefore, we stayed only for a short time in each case.
Elephant seals at Playa la Escondida
Here, elephant seals lie motionless on a sandbank at the beach. We camp next to the dozing colossi, which occasionally roar and throw sand on their bellies. Harems consist of 2 to 130 females and the dominant males mate up with them to 15 times per day.
Sunken tourist hotspot Villa Epecuén
On the shores of the salt lake Lago Epecuén, about 600 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires, a vacation village was built starting in 1920. The therapeutic effects of the highly saline waters caused the village to boom very quickly, reaching its prime in the 1970s with over 1,500 residents. During this time, however, there were years of more rain than before, and Lago Epecuén began to swell. In 1985, a dam broke