Traveling again in South America
After six weeks of home visit, we landed safely in Montevideo, Uruguay, on November 4.
Our Motorhome Sprinter Tranquility was freshly washed and ready for us at Heinz and Silvia's place in Paraiso Suizo.
By chance, we also met Wolfgang and Dorly at the campsite,
Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens in Austria
A lot has changed since our last visit 18 years ago!
In the Wonderland of Fantasy, crystals are shown in all their facets in 18 Chambers of Wonder. Silent Light shows an eternal winter wonderland with real snowfall and temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees. In the spacious outdoor area,
The Art Walk in Colonia del Sacramento
On a 200-meter-long wall, 15 selected artists based in the department of Colonia have painted a series of murals on a wall of the stadium. The various wall paintings are very different in subject matter.
370 liters of water-based paint was used for this purpose. The Art Walk was opened in April 2023.
The Pretzel family, owners of Parque Manantial in Paraguay, squeezed juice from sugar cane stalks on a Sunday. In a copper pan the 160 liters juice cooked and thickened during about 8 hours on a fire stove. At first, a syrup was created, and finally it was a honey-like sugar mass, which the family uses as an additive for desserts, cakes and as a spread.
A pig-like animal, weighing up to 300kg, with a strong physique and trunk-like nose. It lives in tropical forests and is herbivorous. A good swimmer, it can live up to 30 years.
The shy tapir can be very dangerous if it panics. Runs everything over when fleeing forward and with his pointed teeth he can then bite hard.
For several days we camped on the square of the German Cultural Centre in the middle of the interesting city Blumenau. Businesspeople from half the city met at lunchtime for the varied buffet in the cultural center. We also enjoyed the rich buffet.
We weren't the only ones on the site, as whole groups of cute rodent’s agouti kept us entertaining.