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Argentina - Paraguay - Brazil - Uruguay

Argentina: Bucci Bestium, flying Crocs & incredible collections

December 2023

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Bucci Museum

In the 1920s, in the pampas of Santa Fe in the town of Zenon Pereyra, a genius built an airplane and did stunts with it, and then manufactured racing cars. He has even made Mercedes-Benz replicas that are admired by the German factory.
In the Bucci Museum you can see unique vehicles such as the Hudson Bucci Bestium, Cadillac 16 C, Bucci Special 1953, Mercedes Benz SL Panamerica, Dogo and Bucci Special 2013, and Argentine super sports cars.

Uruguay: Long-term travelers, murals, palace caves and cemetery

November 2023

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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,

Europe: Swarovski, restaurant culture, distillery & Metzgete

October 2023

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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,

Uruguay: Art Walk, Museo Cars & Parroquia Cristo Obrero

September 2023

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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.

Argentina: Sugarcane, Lago Concordia, Colon & Carnaval

August 2023

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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.

Paraguay: Tapir, Sprinter diesel loss & Empadradas

July 2023

porcine tapir


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.

Brazil: Automobile Museum, Blumenau & LPG Adapter

June 2023

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Blumenau, Brazil

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.

Brazil: Cataracts, Donauschwaben & Camilla's Camp

May 2023


Shopping Paradise Ciudad del Este

To replace our disappeared laptop, we took a cab from Camping International in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil across the Bridge of Friendship to the shopping paradise of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.
What's going on there in the more than 3,500 shops is very special. An unbelievable hustle and bustle and crowds in the countless centers.

Argentina: subtropical rainforest & creative bottle house

April 2023

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Province of Misiones

The mountainous province of Misiones with subtropical rainforest is the second smallest province in Argentina and is surrounded by the Paraná and Uruguay rivers. The red earth and the vegetation give the region its own flair. Sources of income are tourism, the timber industry, the cultivation of yerba mate, tea and tobacco.
We spent several weeks in the region. We were particularly impressed by the rainforest with its biodiversity.

Paraguay: Casa Rica, Parque Manantial, Jesuit Reduction

March 2023

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Border Traffic Posadas/Argentina - Encarnacion/Paraguay

Incredible, this border traffic. In addition to the normal border travelers, there are also a large number of gasoline tourists. Although fuel in Argentina is more expensive and limited in the border area for vehicles with foreign license plates, it is apparently still lucrative enough for the Paraguayans to drive across the border to Argentina for it. The number of motorcycles is extremely high. Nevertheless, the formalities are processed very quickly, with the exception of us.

Argentina: mountains, vehicle fire, carnival & El Baqueano

February 2023

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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!

Argentina: RN40, Cafayate, Cachi, Utopia

January 2023

RN40 Cafayate Cachi

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.