Day 88: Breisach on the Galápagos Islands / Breisach auf den Galapagos-Inseln

Not to be outdone by Fabian’s “Schrozberg in the Atacama desert” story, I countered today with “Breisach on the Galápagos Islands”, when we met up with my childhood buddy Simon, also hailing from my hometown Breisach, in Puerto Ayora. Admittedly, this didn’t happen totally by accident, as we both knew through the family grapevine and … More Day 88: Breisach on the Galápagos Islands / Breisach auf den Galapagos-Inseln

Days 86 & 87: Guinea pigs for dinner / Meerschweinchen zum Abendessen

All is well with Fabian`s stomach again, as evidenced by the meals he consumed in the past two days: Mit Fabians Magen ist offensichtlich wieder alles in bester Ordnung, wenn man die Mahlzeiten der letzten zwei Tage betrachtet: Colombian streetfood lunch at Bogota airport / Kolumbianisches Streetfood am Flughafen von Bogota Fanesca: A heavy, grain-based … More Days 86 & 87: Guinea pigs for dinner / Meerschweinchen zum Abendessen

Days 84 & 85: Island time / Reif für die Insel

Since Fabian felt a lot better by Thursday morning, we decided to do the day-long horseback ride we had initially planned for Tuesday. The ride started at Hanga Roa and continued along the isolated, uninhabited north coast of the island all the way to Anakena Beach. Unfortunately, our horses appeared not nearly as excited at … More Days 84 & 85: Island time / Reif für die Insel

Day 83 – No more animal sex in the quarry / Kein Tiersex mehr im Steinbruch 

We would have loved to entertain you with more animal sex pictures, but this time we were a bit to slow to take a picture of the baby bull trying it for the first time and the young dog seducing the old lady dog. However, I can share the full “llama love story” (as I … More Day 83 – No more animal sex in the quarry / Kein Tiersex mehr im Steinbruch 

Day 80 – Poets and alien embryos / Dichter und Alienembryos

On Sunday, we did another self-guided excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar with a cute little rental Kia. Valparaiso was formerly dubbed “Jewel of the Pacific” as it was the main stopover for ships traveling from Atlantic to Pacific and also featured South America’s first stock exchange, but the opening of the Panama Canal … More Day 80 – Poets and alien embryos / Dichter und Alienembryos

Day 79: Of thieves and virgins / Von Dieben und Jungfräuchen

On Saturday, we had the good luck of being shown around Santiago by a quasi-local, Gerd’s daughter Gesa (see: Schrozberg in the Atacama desert). We hit the streets on foot, and climbed the Cerro St. Lucia (unfortunately, not much of a view due to the persistent smog), then visited the cute, cobblestoned neighborhood of Paris-Londres … More Day 79: Of thieves and virgins / Von Dieben und Jungfräuchen