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Pictures of our 2nd South America trip 2019 to Chile
- Part 1 San Antonio out of 31st container from Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia and on to Los Lagos in Los Ríos 12/24/2018 - 1/27/2019
 
before:
3rd Rejuvenation of our LandCruiser FJ60/1982 in Miri/Sarawak/East Malaysia from 2/6-5/3/2017 + continuation from 7/18-9/22/2018
Borneo-Sulawesi-Moluccas-Papua Trip (= start of 11 parts) from August 22nd, 2017 to May 27th, 2018
Myanmar (Burma) round trip (= start of 4 parts) without our vehicle from December 26th, 2016 to January 22nd, 2017
Ukraine Part 3 – from Russia border at Kyaterinіvka to port city Odessa (29th container to Bintulu/Sarawak/East Malaysia)
Sudan – from Ethiopia border to Suakin and the ferry to Saudi Arabia December 9th, 2015 to January 8th, 2016
Cape Verde: São Vicente – from Mindelo to port city of Walvis Bay in Namibia Part 1 (28th container) April 10th to 29th, 2014
afterwards:
Chile Part 2 from Los Lagos in Los Ríos to Chile Chico in Aysén at the border of Argentina January 27th to February 7th, 2019
Argentina Part 1 – from the Chile border at Chile Chico to Clorinda at the Paraguay border February 7th to May 4th, 2019
 
Chile Map
 
 
Map from southern South America
 
latest picture: January 27, 2019
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001  12/24/2018: High above the clouds:
Approach above the Andes to the capital
Santiago with the Chilean Sky Airline to
our second South American journey …..
002  ….. view to the partly still snow
covered mountain massif of the Andes
and the Laguna del Inca along the main
road between Argentina and Chile …..
003  ….. and the well attended green
cultivated fields down in the valley
north of Santiago
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
004  At the Santiago airport arrival hall
Emil is holding up a nameplate of our
German travel friends Brigitte and Gerhard,
whom we have not seen for 20 years …..
005  ….. finally we are meeting again the
two, who inspired us in August 1983 in
Malawi/Africa to embark on our epic world
journey (meant only for 1-2 years) …..
006  ….. we enjoy some precious hours
 together in a cozy little restaurant in
Barrio Lastarria in the city center of
Santiago. When shall we meet again?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
007  At the port of San Antonio, 71 miles
 [115km] west of Santiago: Cranes are rising
behind nostalgic colorful fishing boats
008  The ship "Ever Lovely" of the
Taiwanese Evergreen Line with our
container on board docked at the port
of San Antonio
009  The lovely lit cranes at the
San Antonio port at sunset
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
010  The long harbor walkway in
San Antonio with cafes, fish restaurants
and stalls of all kind attracts many
visitors on weekends
011  A colorful snack bar with a variety
of bites and drinks at the San Antonio
coastal walkway "Paseo Bellamar"
012  Display of fresh fish and crustaceans
at a market stall along the San Antonio's
"Paseo Bellamar" coastal walkway
 
 
 

 

 
013  At the San Antonio coastal walkway:
Where there is fish, seagulls (Laridae) are
not far away …..
014  ….. also snoozing Patagonian
sea lions (Otaria flavescens)
seem to be fine here …..
015  ….. even Perluvian pelicans
(Pelecanus thagus) are present
and on the lookout for food
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
016  12/28/2018: Emil drives our Land-
Cruiser after its >7 weeks Pacific sea
journey (=14'900mi [24'000km]) from
Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia out of its 31st
container in the terminal of Puerto Colum-
bo, 3½mi [6km] southeast of San Antonio
017  Emil explains our country ribbon to
the customs boss who is dispatching us
personally. Fascinated by our adventure,
there is no inspection at all. Merely VIN
and engine numbers and registration
papers are checked
018  A happy Emil is driving our
LandCruiser out of the container terminal
of Puerto Columbo. We managed the
paper work on our own within two days
and paid around US$942 on port fees
(freight US$1'800)
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

019  Coast along the deep blue Pacific
Ocean at Canatalao 3 miles [5km] south
of El Quisco in Central Chile between
San Antonio and Valparaíso
020  A wild growing Yucca-like plant
at the Pacific Coast remembering us
to the South African vegetation
021  The delicate "lily of the Incas"
(Alstroemeria pelegrina): It grows very
close to the shoreline We spot it along the
‘Pablo Neruda Trail” along the Pacific Coast
 
 
 

 

 
022  Fist-sized withering brownish-
yellow thistles on the “Pablo Neruda
Trail” along the Pacific Coast
023  "Mínima Catedral" monument in
"Parque Escultórico" (sculpture park) of
the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in
Cantalao along the Pacific Coast
024  Violet-purple cardoons, also
called artichoke thistles (Cynara
cardunculus) along the Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
025  View from our room on the 7th
floor of the Ibis City Hotel in Santiago to
the impressive church of "Basílica de
Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro"
026  At the lubricentro Mario Oyarce in
Santiago: About 620 miles [1’000km] after
the LandCruiser’s engine overhaul in
Miri/Sarawak/Malaysia an oil change is due
027  Simply cute!
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

028  Laja Falls along the Panamericana
between the cities of Los Ángeles and
Chillán – a well known tourist destination
with many commercial campgrounds
029  Did the cat not choose the
loveliest spot for a nap?
030  After our first camping night, Emil
enjoys breakfast on the open meadow of
Camping Antü & Küyen in Chillancito
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
031  Seagulls settled down on a narrow
sand bank of the quietly flowing Laja River
032  Enchanting evening mood on the
Laja River where at sunset the red rays of
the sky are reflecting in the calm water
033  A family is enjoying her peaceful
sunbath on a small sandbank of the
Laja River
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

034  The golden yellow “flower bouquet”
on the dried out meadow is giving brilliance
to the surrounding
035  A wonderful, delicate combination
of colors of wildflowers
036  Wild flowering hortensias
(Hydrangea serratifolia) in full bloom
on the shore of the Laja river
 
 
 

 

 
037  The perfect cone of the 9'774 ft.
[2’979m] high Antuco volcano in the
Laguna del Laja National Park east of
Los Ángeles is greeting with its still
partly covered snow slopes
038  The harsh, unspoilt and protected
nature with Río Laja in the Laguna del
Laja National Park
039  One of the many gushing waterfalls
carving its way through pristine nature
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
040  Crater landscape at Laguna del
Laja National Park: On the lava slopes
along Río Laja protected mountain cedars
(Austrocedrus chilensis) are growing
041  Our LandCruiser at the Laguna del
Laja, once more with open hood to cool
off its permanent overheating problem
042  The lava fields around the Laguna
del Laja form an eerie lunar landscape.
45 people lost their lives in this region on
May 18th, 2005, due to a blizzard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
043  Our LandCruiser is winding its way
through a bizarrely formed lava landscape
of the Laguna del Laja National Park
044  Between the rocks of lava, nature
is reawakening in new splendor: A bush
of yellow daisies
045  Liliana is on a discovery tour between
the volcanic rocks and is again and again
mesmerized about the wonders of nature
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
046  Colorful mountain huts at the foot
of the still active Antuco volcano
047  Liliana is enjoying the quietness of the
clean Los Abedulos Camping 7mi [11km]
east of Cunco (January 2019 not yet with
hot showers, electricity and wifi), about
15½mi [25km] before the Conguillío
National Park entrance
048  The 10'153 ft. [3’125m] high
Llaima volcano is towering from the
Conguillío National Park and is visible
already from far
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
049  Our trio poses for a picture with the
background of the Llaima volcano in the
1950 opened Conguillío National Park
050  The scenery of the 8'379 ft. [2'554m]
high Sierra Nevada volcano northeast of
Llaima, is another mountain range in
Conguillío National Park with an
attractive view …..
051  ….. another is the Laguna Quilillo
or Verde – one of the alpine lakes,
which is part of the total 235sq mi
[608km²] big Conguillío-National Park
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
052  The Llaima Volcano is shining in
immaculate white between stately araucaria
trees (Araucaria araucana). It has
experienced 35 eruptions since 1640
053  Our LandCruiser is looping
through the most attractive part of
the Conguillío National Park
054  Liliana is enjoying the scenic beauty
of the Conguillío National Park, in the
background Llaima volcano
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
055  Conguillío Lake, framed by forest
and the 8'379 ft. [2'554m] high
Sierra Nevada mountain range
056  Emil viewing the environment
before leaving the Conguillío National Park
short of Melipeuco
057  The lucid green of the trees are
reflecting in the water of the Río Negro in
the camping Los Abedulos in Villa Garcia
 
 
 

 

 
058  Araucarias and autumnal colored
leaves in the Conguillío National Park
059  Our spot at the Molco Beach
Camping, 7mi east of Villarica and 3mi
south of the seashore of Lake Villarica (!),
managed by an American
060  A bunch of flowering
"lily of the Incas" (Alstroemeria
pelegrina) stick out of the green
of leaves (see pic. #021 in pink)
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

061  “Let us maintain our Villarrica clean”:
Municipal sign with all kinds of prohibitions
(no camping, no picnic, no pets!)
062  Enjoying the splendid view to the
9'380ft. [2'860m] high Villarrica volcano
while having lunch (last eruption 3/3/2015)
063  View from the city of Villarica across
the lake to the eponymous Villarrica
volcano. It is one of Chile’s active volcanos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
064  Lake Calafquén, one of the "Seven
Lakes" on the way from Pucón, Villarica
and Panguipulli to Los Lagos on the
highway #5 - the Panamericana
065  The wooden twin-towered church
San Sebastián in Panguipulli, built in 1947
by Capuchin monks, is the jewel of the
city with 35'000 people
066  Lunch break at the stony shore
of Río Quinchilca near Punaco
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
067  Emil early morning at our breakfast
table at the “Turismo Tell Camping
Los Suizos” in Los Lagos, above the
river Río Quinchilca ….
068  ….. where we are invited by
Hans, the Swiss owner, to a glass of wine
and thereby learn new things about Chile
069  A feeling of home in the quaintly
furnished “Turismo Tell Camping Los
Suizos” in Punaco, 5½mi [9km] east of
Los Lagos and equidistant south of Punaco
 
 
 

 

 
070  Fuchsias (Fuchsia) adorn the well-
kept garden of the “Turismo Tell Camping
Los Suizos” in Los Lagos/province Los Ríos
071  Scenery over the Río Quinchilca from
the “Turismo Tell Camping Los Suizos” in
Los Lagos, popular by fishermen and nature
lovers
072  Chilean giant rhubarb (Gunnera
tinctoria) in the garden of the “Turismo
Tell Camping Los Suizos” in Los Lagos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
073  An attractive bend of the
Río Quinchilca winding through a
rural scenery in Los Lagos
074  Chile is rich on impressive sceneries:
The perfectly shaped, 8'701ft. [2'652m]
high volcano Osorno raising off a green
plain is one of them
075  Flowers belong to Liliana’s favorite
photo motifs – here a beautiful combination
of plants: Pampas grass (Cortaderia
selloana), giant rhubarb (Gunnera tinctoria)
and torch lilies (Kniphofia uvaria)
 
Next website from southern South America:
Chile Part 2 from Los Lagos in Los Ríos to Chile Chico in Aysén at the border of Argentina January 27th to February 7th, 2019
The African trip 2013-16:
CapeVerde: Santiago/Praia part 1 – November18th to December 13th, 2013
CapeVerde: Fogo – Dezember13th to 23rd, 2013
CapeVerde: Brava – December 23rd to 26th, 2013
Cape Verde: Santiago/Praia part 2 – December 26th, 2013 to February 28th, 2014
Cape Verde: São Nicolau – February 28th to March 13th, 2014
Cape Verde: São Vicente/Mindelo part 1 – March 13th to 20th, 2014
Cape Verde: Santo Antão/Eastern side part 1 – March 20th to April 7th, 2014
Cape Verde: Santo Antão/Western side part 2April 7th to 10th, 2014
Cape Verde: São Vicente/Mindelo part 2April 10th to 29th, 2014
Namibia Part 1 from Walvis Bay to Windhoek
Angola Part 1 September 26th to October 4th, 2014
Angola Part 2 October 4th to 22nd, 2014
Namibia Part 2 from Windhoek to the Angolan border, back again and on to South Africa
South Africa Part 1 from Namibia border to Capetown January 22nd to February 23rd, 2015
3rd Major Repair of our LandCruiser FJ60 - 1982  (due to two broken sideshafts)
South Africa Part 2 from Capetown to Tsitsikamma National Park February 24th to March 13th, 2015
South Africa Part 3 from Addo National Park to the Lesotho border March 13th to April 7th, 2015
Lesotho April 7th to 15th, 2015
South Africa Part 4 from the Lesotho to the Swaziland border April 15th to 23rd, 2015
Swaziland April 23rd to 28th, 2015
South Africa Part 5 from the Swaziland to the Botswana border  April 28th to May 15th, 2015
Botswana
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
Malawi
Armed Robbery in Malawi on July 31st/August 1st, 2015
Tanzania
Kenya
Ethiopia Part 1 – from Kenya to Djibouti October 25th to November 18th, 2015
Djibouti October 18th to 27th, 2015
Ethiopia Part 2   from Djibouti to Sudan November 27th to December 9th, 2015
Sudan December 9th, 2015 to January 8th, 2016
The continuation in Asia 2016-18:
Saudi Arabia January 9th to 12th, 2016
United Arab Emirates January 12th to April 10th, 2016
Iran April 11th to May 6th, 2016
Turkmenistan May 6th to 10th, 2016
Uzbekistan May 10th to 31st, 2016
Tajikistan Part 1 from Uzbekistan border to Dushanbe May 31st to June 18th, 2016
Tajikistan Part 2 from Dushanbe to the Kyrgyzstan border June 19th to 27th, 2016
Kyrgyzstan June 27th to August 9th, 2016
Kazakhstan – August 9th to 21st, 2016
Russia Part 2a – from Tretyakovo at Kazakhstan border via Lake Teletskoye to Gorno Altaysk August 21st to September 26th, 2016
Russia Part 2b from Gorno Altaysk to the Mongolia border and back to the Ukraine border at Krupets Sept. 26th to Nov. 11th, 2016
Ukraine Part 3November 11th to December 8th, 2016
3rd Rejuvenation of our LandCruiser FJ60/1982 in Miri/Sarawak/East Malaysia from 2/6 to 5/3/2017
Sarawak-Kalimantan-North Sulawesi Part 1 – Miri - Kuching/Sarawak/Malaysia - Balikpapan/Kalimantan, by ferry to Sulawesi
North-Sulawesi Part 2 – Tomohon and surroundings to Tangkoko NP and onwards to Bitung with ferry to Ternate on North Moluccas
North-Moluccas Part 1 – Ternate and Tidore and onwards by ferry to  Sofifi on Halmahera on North Moluccas
North-Moluccas Part 2 – Halmahera and onwards by ferry to Sorong in West Papua Part 1 (Irian Jaya) on western Bird's Head Peninsula
West Papua (Irian Jaya) Part 1 – Sorong, ‚Trans Papua Road’ and onwards by ferry to Seram in Moluccas (Central)
Moluccas (Central) Part 1 – Seram and onwards by ferry to Ambon in Moluccas
Moluccas (Central) Part 2 – Ambon and onwards by ferry to Serui on Yapen in Papua
Papua Part 1 – Yapen and onwards by ferry to Biak in Papua
Papua Part 2 – Biak and onwards by ferry to Manokwari in West Papua Part 2 (Irian Jaya) on eastern Bird's Head Peninsula
West Papua (Irian Jaya) Part 2Manokwari, ‚Trans Papua Road’ and onwards by ferry to Makassar in South Sulawesi
South Sulawesi-Kalimantan-Sarawak Part 2 – Makassar South Sulawesi by ferry to Batulicin/South Kalimantan, Kuching - Miri in Sarawak
Continuation of 3rd Rejuvenation of our LandCruiser FJ60/1982 in Miri/Sarawak/East Malaysia from 7/16 to 9/22/2018