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Pictures of our 1st South America trip 1986-88 to Argentina
63 Nostalgic pictures from scanned slides of our South American journey in Argentina from 10/20/1986 bis 10/16/1988
Argentina Part 3 – from Cachi in Calchaquí Valley to Clorinda at the Paraguay border March 30th, to May 4th, 2019
Argentina Part 2 – from Luján de Cuyo near Mendoza to Cachi in Calchaquí Valley March 13th to 30th, 2019
Argentina Part 1 – from the Chile border at Los Antiguos to Luján de Cuyo near Mendoza February 7th to March 13th, 2019
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
Chile Part 1 San Antonio/Santiago to Los Lagos in Los Ríos December 24th, 2018 to January 27th, 2019
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
Paraguay Part 1
Argentina Map
Map from southern South America
latest picture: July 17, 1988
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800  We are rolling on the Ruta RN40
through the endless Argentine Pampa
towards the South
801  The trees are formed by the
power of the eternal strong winds
in the Argentine pampa
802  The legendary Ruta RN40 south of
Perito Moreno runs through the vastness of
the Argentine Pampa. 1987 everything was
still gravel and lonely – average 1 car/day!
The Perito Moreno Glacier, 47 ms [76km] west of El Calafate at Lago Argentino in the province of Santa Cruz
is one of Argentina's most important tourist attractions besides the Iguazú waterfalls.
It covers 96½ square miles [250km²] of ice formation, is 18½ ms [30 km] long, 3 ms [5 km] wide and 560 ft. [170m] thick.
The name should not be confused with the same-named village (-46.58314 -70.92747) near Lago Buenos Aires, 477 miles [768km] north,
nor with the National Park of the same name (-47.83967 -72.04244) near Lago Belgrano, 376 ms [605km] north
803  Photo stop of Perito Moreno Glacier
with still snow-covered Andes peaks, about
ms [7km] before the parking lot. It is
one of the few glaciers worldwide that still
grows – about 6½ ft. [2m] per day
804  On horseback along the
Perito Moreno glacier wall.
It formed during the last ice age and
is an incredible 18'000 years old!
805  Glacier front of the Perito Moreno
Glacier. The glacier calves constantly and
ice floes swim in the crystal clear lake
806  On 12/30/1986 we reach the southern
end of the Panamericana in Ushuaia on
Tierra del Fuego – the most southerly town
on earth – where we celebrate New Year
807  Ushuaia/Tierra del Fuego, the
southernmost city in the world, also called
"end of the world”. On the date of our visit
in 1986, Ushuaia had about 8'000 to 8'500
people – today about 78'000!
808  A flock of sheep, pressed close
together against the cold and wind in San
Sebastian/Tierra del Fuego. About 40% of
all Argentinean sheep are bred in Patagonia




809  So cute: Magellanic penguins
(Spheniscus magellanicus) step out
from the sea in Cabo Dos Bahías/Chubut
Province, about 180ms [300km]
northeast of Comodoro Rivadavia …..
810  ….. a small family …..
811  ….. and Magellanic penguins
in rank and file




812  Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) at
Puerto Pirámides on the Península Valdés.
The males weigh about 770 lb. [350kg]
and the females 330 lb. [150kg]
813  A small Patagonian sea lion colony
(Otaria flavescens) on the Península Valdés.
Seals are considered social. A harem can
consist from 2 up to 130 females
814  Big hairy armadillo (Chaetophractus
villosus): It is one of the largest and most
numerous armadillos in South America




815  The deep blue crater lake “Laguna
Azul” (Blue Lagoon – -52.07490 -69.58155)
of an extinct volcano, 7ms [11km]
north of the Argentina-Chile border
816  Emil in front of a blooming Agave:
It blooms only once in its life and after the
fruit ripens it dies. The inflorescence (stem)
can grow up to 40 ft. [12m]
817  Wild Atlantic Coast on the
Valdez Peninsula




818  Beautiful wild landscape along
Ruta RN25 across Argentina from
Trelew in the east to Tecka in the
west, 16 miles south of Esquel
819  Impressive waterfalls, called
“Garganta del Diablo” (-41.19458 -71.83175)
in different levels at 11'453 ft. [3'491m]
tall Cerro Tronador, about 50ms [80km]
west from Bariloche
820  Our LandCruiser in front of
Cerro Tronador, an extinct volcano.
With its 11'453 ft. [3'491m] it is
the highest mountain in Patagonia




821  Panoramic view of the Llao Llao
Peninsula with the luxury 5* Hotel Llao
Llao northwest of San Carlos de Bariloche
and with the lakes Moreno Oeste (in the
front) and Nahuel Huapi (background)
822  Glittering lakes (from front to west)
Hualahue, Steffen and Martín, 37ms [60km]
south of Bariloche with the backdrop of the
snow covered Andes peaks
823  Valley “Encantado” on the
Limay River, about 38½ms [62km]
from Bariloche along the Ruta RN237
– a natural paradise surrounded
by bizarre mountain peaks


824  Morning mood on 2/2/1987 on
our night spot at the lake Lago Traful
825  The 235 ft. [71.5m] high Obelisk
in Buenos Aires at the Plaza de la
República – a national historic
monument – was built in 1936. It can
be called the “center” of Buenos Aires
826  “Torre Monumental”, until 1982 –
the Falkland war – called “Torre de los
Ingleses” (=English) in Buenos Aires at the
railway station “Retiro-Mitre”. It is 248 ft.
[75.5m] and eight stories high. The building
was inaugurated on 24.5.1916
827  Brightens every gloomy mood:
A field of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
as far as the eye can see. Sunflowers are
very dependent on light. The more light,
the bigger the flowers
828  “Mar del Plata”, about 630'000
people, is the most famous beach resort
in Argentina. It attracts in the high season
7 millions of sun-seekers …..
829  ..... no matter how crowded the
beach is, the main thing is to have fun
830  Camping at “El Palmar National
Park”, province Entre Ríos, between Yatay
palms (Butia yatay). In the background
“Río Los Loros”. The park was founded
in 1966 to protect this palm species …..
831  ….. palm trees rise against
the sky colored red by the sunset
832  Our LandCruiser surrounded by
white wind- and water eroded rock
formations in the “Valle de la Luna”
(moonscape) in the province San Juan,
today named “Ischigualasto Prov. Park”


833  Our Landcruiser along the magnificent
Cerro Alcázar with its unique bizarre rock
towers about 12½ms [20km] south of
Calingasta on the Ruta RN149 in the
province of San Juan
834  The winding ascent to the
“Cruz de Paramillo” Pass, Ruta RP52,
from Mendoza to Uspallata
835  The abandoned spa building at
“Puente del Inca”, altitude of 8'990 ft.
[2'740m] en route to the Bermejo Pass/
Mendoza prov. – an Andean pass with a
tunnel option between Argentina and Chile


836  A photo stop at the “Christo
Redentor” Monument on the Bermejo
Pass at 12'598 ft. [3'840m] altitude. The
approximately 7ms [11km] shorter tunnel
option climbs only to 10'571 ft. [3'222m]
837  View from “Fin Sendero de la
Laguna”, almost 2½ms [4km] from Ruta
RN7, to the 22'837 ft. [6'961m] high
Aconcagua, the highest mountain
in South America
838  A lama (Lama glama) in the
high mountains of Argentina.
Lamas feed on grasses, shrubs,
lichens, leaves and mushrooms
839  On the gravel road through the
highlands of the 15'505 ft. [4'726m] high
San Francisco Pass – for us the most
beautiful crossing of the Andes from the
Atacama Region of Chile to the province
of Catamarca in Argentina …..
840  ..... the grass buds glow
golden in the sun
841  Dramatic landscape on the
gravel road as we descend from the
highland of the San Francisco Pass
on Ruta RN60 to the
Catamarca province
842  Quiet night spot in the protecting
forest on the way to Tucumán, to be
precise “San Miguel de Tucumán” –
the capital
843  Gauchos – the skilled horsemen –
guide their sheeps through a dusty path to a
new destination – here in Salta. Gauchos are
known for their pride, bravery and loyalty
844  Ride through the magnificent
sandstone formations of the
“Quebrada de las Flechas”
between Cafayate and Cachi
845  Liliana poses with our LandCruiser
in front of the natural rock formation
“the obelisk” in “Quebrada del Río de las
Conchas”, 15 miles northeast of Cafayate
along Ruta RN68
846  Along the Cafayate-Salta stretch
(Ruta RN68 – “Quebrada Río de las
Conchas”) eroded colorful hills
frame the road …..
847  ….. Illuminated by the sun,
the red sandstone wall glows particularly
intensive, also Ruta RN68 –
“Quebrada Río de las Conchas”


848  A giant beauty of a Saguaro cactus
(Echinopsis terscheckii), which makes Emil
look insignificant. It can grow up to 40 ft.
[12m]; Life time 250-300 years
849  The unique, varied and colourful
landscape along the mountain road Ruta
RN51 from Salta to San Antonio de los
Cobres in the “Quebrada del Toro” …..
850  ….. with pinnacles and Saguaro
cacti side by side (here also in the
“Quebrada del Toro”)
851  The small neat church of the little
village of El Alfarcito on an altitude of
9'186 ft. [2'800m] in the “Quebrada del
Toro” in the Salta province along
Ruta RN51
852  Our LandCruiser is rolling through
the beautiful Andes desert at 3’775m
[12’385 ft] altitude near San Antonio de
los Cobres in the Salta province
853  The “Tren a las Nubes” (train to the
clouds) crosses the 735 ft. [224m] long,
207 ft. [63m] high “La Polvorilla” viaduct,
at altitude 13779 ft.[4200m] 11ms[17½km]
west of San Antonio de los Cobres along the legendary Ruta RN40
854  Zigzag mountain pass Ruta RP16
(today RN52) from the “Puna de Atacama”
(Atacama Plateau) to Purmamarca in the
province of Jujuy
855  The highlands of Argentina (Puna)
are home to lamas (Lama glama)
856  Bolivian women in La Quiaca/Jujuy
at the Bolivian border. The typical dress of
the "cholitas" (women) consists of 5-6
petticoats, a shawl and a typical hat
857  Clay church of Pozuelos in the
province of Jujuy in North Argentina
858  The ruins of the Jesuit Mission of
“San Ignacio Miní”, 40ms [64km] northeast
of Posadas in the province of Misiones, are
part of the Unesco World Heritage
859  The water vapour indicates the
power of the nearby Iguazú Falls, where
in the average 62'000 cu ft./s [1'756m³]
of water fall down the river every second
(rainy season: 230'000 cu ft./s [6'500m³/s]




The natural spectacle of the Iguazú waterfalls, which are part of the Unesco World Heritage: They are located in the country triangle of
Argentina (= Puerto Iguazú ± 100'000 people), Brazil (= Foz do Iguaçu ± 260'000 people) and 12½ miles [20km] away Paraguay
(= Presidente Franco ± 100'000 people + Ciudad del Este ± 310'000 people), and consist of between 150 and 275 falls depending on
the dry or rainy season. They stretch over a length of about 2 miles [3km] (here an ad-map: https://www.01argentina.com/sitio/map_iguazu_falls_mapa_national_park_2.html)
860  A whole series of waterfalls rush
into the depths. It shows the gigantic size
of the Iguazú Falls
861  View of the thunderous
“Devil's Throat” (“Garganta del Diablo”)
of the Iguazú waterfalls
862  Gigantic view of the Iguazú
waterfalls and its protected jungle.
At the highest point the water rushes
up to 269 ft. [82m] into the depth
Next website from southern South America:
Paraguay Part 1
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
Armed Robbery in Malawi on July 31st/August 1st, 2015
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