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Pas de grand texte puisque tout expliqué lors du dernier blog... Vous vous promenerez en images... Si gran texto ya que esta todo explicado en el ultimo blog... Pasearan con las imagenes....... read more
Tony Tur, tout confort...
beauté du paysage
au 6ème étage, notre demeure pour une semaine à Mar del Plata

South America » Colombia » Cartagena March 8th 2020

Colombia is an enigma. Named after a man who never set foot in the country, it contains a greater wealth of biodiversity than any other country on the planet apart from Brazil, which is seven times larger. With coastlines fronting both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, it also boasts over a thousand kilometres of the Andes mountains (which split into three parallel ranges on the way north into Venezuela) as well as a separate mountain range in the north, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, that rises straight out of the sea to heights of over 5700 metres – making it the highest coastal mountain range on Earth. Add to that an enormous expanse of grasslands, known as Los Llanos, and a significant portion of the Amazon rainforest, and you end up with a natural ... read more
Gateway to a city's historic heart
El Libertador
Atmospheric streets


Para el castellano, por favor usar el boton "traducir".... Et oui... cela nous arrive aussi.... Si bien nous organisons facilement et bien à l'avance la plupart de nos voyages... cette fois c'est tout autre chose... Fin décembre je rentre d'une agence de voyage où je réserve et paye notre petite semaine en Andalousie au mois de janvier (voir blog précédent...) et je reçois un petit message Whatsapp : nous sommes invités au mariage de Cecilia et Patricio, la dernière fille d'une de mes amies de Mar del Plata, le 23 février... La neige n'est pas tombée encore cet hiver et les flocons absents ne se sont pas transformés en billets de banque... mais comme nous les aimons vraiment beaucoup... on fait un effort et on trouve une solution... JJ a lui assez de Miles sur sa ... read more
Tout bon : on est partis !
survol un peu agité vers l'Allemagne
arrivée en Argentine

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Zapallar March 6th 2020

It’s summer in Chile, and that means Santiago drains of people and everyone heads off for summer vacation. Traffic is lighter and the city is quiet. Everyday is sunny and 30-35, every Sunday includes an afternoon BBQ at your friend’s (including lots of wine) and really, my favourite, most evenings include sitting out on our terrazza and enjoying the beautiful Santiago summer nights. This also means that the protestors, politicians and maybe police have all gone on vacation too, as despite the ongoing turmoil in the country, there has been relatively little protesting going on, except for the usual Friday night shenanigans in Plaza Italia/Dignidad that have been ongoing since the social crisis started in October. It is however, still on everyone’s mind, as right now there is a lot of anticipation for the return to ... read more
Christmas in Zapallar
Feliz Navidad...
Preparing for a different kind of Christmas Eve Dinner

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 6th 2020

Wednesday 4 March, 2020 - Buenos Aires Our 12.40pm flight was delayed back to 2.45pm, which was inconvenient to say the least because it meant we missed our Air Canada connection in Santiago. We were rerouted to a flight 2hrs later but we had to scramble with communications to our driver in Buenos Aires, as well as our Airbnb host. The flight itself was completely packed and Dwayne was bumped out of his aisle seat into the middle, so that was not fun. Same happened on our Latam connection. On a positive note, we flew over the South Island of NZ and had a bird’s eye view of the southern alps, from Mt Cook to Milford Sound. Very pretty. Finally arrived in BA at our apartment at 7pm, did the handover and made our way out ... read more
BA - Parisien influences
Parisien influences
The view from our apartment

South America » Ecuador » Galápagos March 5th 2020

14 fevrier, jour de la Saint Valentin ;) nous prenons l'avion à Guayaquil pour l'île de Baltra, où nous attend le catamaran de croisière TIP TOP II, nous sommes pris en charge à l'aéroport par 2 guides, Angelica, germanophone (12 personnes/16 du groupe sont allemands), et Eduardo, hispano/anglophone "appelez moi Edu, comme education, ça permet de s'en rappeler lol" Dès le premier jour, on s'en prend plein les yeux, petite virée à l'île de Mosquera, des otaries partout, des mamans allaitant leurs bébés, des mâles aboyant fort pour montrer leur territoire et leur pouvoir (comme d'hab), des iguanes marins, un squelette de baleine... on a oublié notre appareil photo sur le bateau et on s'en mord les doigts, mais bon, otaries et iguanes deviendront au fil des jours d'une banalité telle que plein d'autres occasions photos ... read more
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South America » Ecuador » Centre March 3rd 2020

Un mot sur les bus avant de continuer de vous raconter nos aventures (ça va se corser!), on a BEAUCOUP pris le bus en Equateur, les distances sont longues et c'est le moyen de transport privilégié. Les terminaux dits terrestres sont bien organisés, ressemblent à des aéroports avec plein d'agences qui proposent chacune une destination différente en les criant a tue-tête, souvent même en les chantant. Dans les bus, c'est vraiment tout confort, sièges réclinables, clim et films à longueur de trajet sur écran géant, souvent du Bollywood doublé en Espagnol (pur bonheur), ou des monstres marins et autres films d'action américains de 10e catégorie! Apres la jungle donc, et une journée de repos/lessive bien méritée à Quito, nous prenons donc le bus pour le Cotopaxi, un volcan qui culmine a 5897m, 1m de plus que ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 2nd 2020

Hi friends We're about to head off on our South American jaunt in a day or two, so I thought I'd get an itinerary out to you before we leave: Wed 4 March - Depart Sydney, arrive Buenos Aires Thu 5 March - BA Fri 6 Mar - BA Sat 7 Mar - embark on Holland America's Zaandam Sun 8 Mar - BA Mon 9 Mar - Montevideo, Uruguay Tue 10 Mar - at sea Wed 11Mar - at sea Thu 12 Mar - Stanley, Falkland Islands Fri 13 Mar - Strait of Magellan Sat 14 Mar - Punta Arenas, Chile, + Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley Sun 15 Mar - Ushuaia, Argentina Mon 16 Mar - Cape Horn Tue 17 Mar - Sarmiento Channel Wed 18 Mar - Chilean Fjords Thu 19 Mar ... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region March 2nd 2020

Saturday 22nd February 2020 Another sea day and we didn’t get to Magellan Straights until mid afternoon. Bitterly cold wind, even though the sun was out - it was Chile!! Lol. The straights narrow to a gap about a mile wide which we reached about 7.30pm – we saw a few Comison dolphins but otherwise very quiet! Sea wise!! Sunday 23rd February 2020 I hope the penguins appreciated the effort (and cost – $310!!) to see them!! I somehow doubt it!! Up at 6.00 am to meet in the Theatre for our Cunard trip at 7.45am. Onto the tender, then onto the coach and along to our transport to Magdelena Island that was declared a national monument in 1982 and had a pinguinera (penguin colony!!) Transport left a lot to be desired!! It was an old ... read more
Our Ferry Boat
Sei Whale on Magellan Straights
Bad selfie with Amalia Glacier

South America » Ecuador March 1st 2020

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