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21.-26. September – Vina del Mar

Reisetagebuch Posted on Mon, October 26, 2015 13:09:07

21.September – Leaving Carocas

I guessed I had my problems leaving the Carocas so I was really late
in going to the bus on monday. Rosa went with me to the ticket
counter and bought the ticket from Rancagua to STGO and from STGO to
Viña del Mar. She gave a half an hour buffer so it seemed to be

the good bye felt hard, Gustavo and Nelson came with us – to ensure
that I am really leaving? ;o) I guess no! Kisses and handshakes and I
was off with the bus.

I guess there was lot of traffic and I needed to be there at 20:11 at
the connecting bus. We just arrove at 20:08 and I had to check where
the bus left as the track anounced on my ticket was empty. The bus
was already about to leave as I found it and luckily he stopped and I
could get on.

hours later I was in Viña. I tried to reach Juan – Johannes –
but it was really tricky to find out what I had to dial, and the shop
assistants did not really know, but finally I managed it. Juan
already was in the busstation waiting for me. He picked me up with a
warm welcome and we went to home of the Torres. Irma was already
waiting there and luckily they did not have to eat as I had still
enough food in my stomach from the Carocas. But Irma made as Dip
Guacamole and some chips, and a lot of beer ;o)). We went to bed late
around 2 am.

– Tuesday

and I had a very late start around 12. He made some breakfast and at
1 pm we went to Viña because I liked ot make my Tax stuff and the
Shares stuff already long ago pending. Luckily I could do everything
so a heavy load is off my shoulders. Also we went to buy an external
drive for my as my other one is still in El Calafate ;o(. 1 TB drive
was quite cheap here in Chile as there are not the taxes of
Argentina. In Argentina its now really expensive to buy things.

picked up Irma from her work and went to the supermarket to get some
bread, veggies and wine. Then we returned to the home and we started
to do a BBQ also Caro came to share. Strange the girls here are doing
the BBQ and not the men. Juan put a lot of meat on the BBQ and we
drank some beer and some (a lot of very good) red wine. After the BBQ
Irma had some Guinda (Sauerkirsch Likör) which was really good (2
years aged). It looked that Johannes had a real good buzz. We went
all to bed around 3 am .. hmfp .. party .. Well Juan still is on sick
leave because of his shoulder


Juan really had a hangover but as we had some time he could get over
it. Today I will visit Belén de la Aldea SOS together with Caro. As
Isabel (the SOS Mother) wrote me that it would be nice for her to
have a smart fone (cheap one) I checked it in the shops there. Well,
around 100 Euro, what the hack, I bought one. As we had been delayed
I wrote Isabel that we are coming 1 hour later.

Arriving in the
Aldea it was a big hello aaaannnnddd, they had been all waiting with
their lunch. So we shared lunch with all the kids and Isabel. There
we stayed around 4 hours and had a really good time with all of them.

picked us up with Irma and we dropped of Caro and returned to home.
This night not too long


went to Valparaiso to meet with Juans son for dinner. Prior we went
to laguna verde and to the prison ;o) .. We had a dinner in a
restaurant which is shared with a photography store doing also this
antique shots. And I wanted one but it seems that one needs
reservation. We had a really nice dinner and after that we went up
with a escalator to have a nice view over the bay.

went back to viña and tried to find the ‘Café con Piernas’
indicated by Caro. We found it but it seems to be a night club and
therefore was still closed ;o(( .. at least I saw before a
presentation of Cueca, a traditional Chilenean dance.

6 we went to pickup Irma, and went to Paulina and her husbands flat
in a 25 floor building with great views, but I think during an
earthquake I wouldnt like it too much. Well, PauTi said it was not
too bad (can I believe that?). We went up to the top floor an there
they have swimming pool and BBQ, so I guess I need to return in
summer ;o)). Around 8 we picked up Caro as I invited all of them for
supper. We had an impressive drive with lookouts over the bay along
the costanera until near KonKon. Unfortunately I forgot the name of
the restaurant, but we had really good seafood, hmmm riccccooooo.


to say goodbye. Finally ;o( .. Last day, so we took it easy went
again to Viña a bit and afterwards we are carretear in Quilpue
because Juan doesnt need to drive. We – Caro, Irma, Johannes and
myself – took a Remise and went to the ‘city center’ of Quilpue.
There we went to the Club Sibarita Quilpue to have some drinks and
something small to eat. There we met up with Paula, a colleague of
Irma. Had some drinks and very good time. As it seemed that the
visitors could place their thoughts in writing on the wall I finally
also did my writing:

estaba aqui
no habla español
las mujeres estan un poco loco
→ Irma,
Caro y Paula
voy ahora al Café de las Piernas (me equivoqué – Cafe con


had a lot of fun but finally the end neared. Paula drove us home and
with a big hug I said good bye to Caro and Paula.


and Johannes took me to the bus. At three I was in STGO .. taking a
taxi to the hostel, dropped my stuff and went to the Mercado Central
to have some seafood. There I had jardin de mariscos which was good
and a lot so I could not eat all (19.000 Pesos). Later I went to
search for some Cafe con Piernas but I did not find one, but I found
the theatre. And there there was some show which I bought a ticket
for (4000). Well, it was more or less like HP Kerkelings HUUUURZZZZ
.. I did not really understand it. Well, went to the hostal early for
getting some sleep as the taxi comes early

15.-20..September Puerto Natales – Puerto Montt – Rancagua

Reisetagebuch Posted on Mon, October 26, 2015 13:04:56

Puerto Natales – Puerto Montt

(a spanish doctor from Barcelona) and Pedro (the lawyer from
alicante) from the excursion where also on board. We had some nice
chats and stuck most of the time together. As the weather was no good
I stayed most of the time inside working with my Video to Brain
photoshop movies. Food was good, I helped Julio with his spanish and
took it easy (Humberto where are you, need your connection to San
Pablo for good weather).

now forward to meet Rosa for the Dia de la Patria buuuut, in the TV
there appeared on 17.September that 120km off Vina del Mar to the
north there was around 19:30 an earth quake with 8.4 on the Richter.
As we had no signal on board I do not have any idea neithere whether
Rosa and her family is well, nor whether Arturo and his family who is
located closer to the epicenter are well.

long on 17the in the tv they talked about the earthquake … so far 9


in Puerto Montt and it all seems ok with flights and in Rancagua. So
I tried to find in the morning an open Pub but due to the Dia de la
Patria nothing was open, so I decided to directly go to the airport,
hoping to find there a WIFI.

the airport only the WIFI in the VIP lounge was usable so I payed
around 16 Euros to get in and had there some wine and could work with
the Internet. Did chat with Rosa and there everything is fine. Took
my flight to Stgo. On time and took the connection to the Turbus
Terminal in Stgo and from there then the bus to Rancagua.

Rancagua Rosa picked me up and we went to their family. There I got
her room to stay and everybody joined for a dinner at the home of the
parents. Gustavo, Nancy, Esteban, Nelson, Rosa, Maria (the mother)
and briefly Jose (the father). Also uncle, aunt and a nevew wiht his
swedish girlfriend. We had a alot of fun and sat there until midnight
or so.

had an easy start breakfast with fruit, juice, ham and cheese. After
that Nelson and Rosa showed me around the city center with a lot of
history. Wow its already some days ago so I do not remember
everything. We went to the Media Luna (the arena where the rodeos
are) and I had my first Terremoto (white wine – sweet – with
Pinapple ice – even sweeter). I thought it is more folclore but it
was more or less like octoberfest in Munich

went up afterwards to the Copper Family and there some people
celebrated the dia de la patria on her car. Strange but somehow nice.

cenar again a lot of food .. hmpf … but ricoooo .. Maria is really
cooking well creo gain some kilos here. Again in the family circle.


day again a late start and we went up to a famous hotel near the
mines, together with a niece of Rosa (Ignacia, daughter of Esteban).
Had here easy time and behaved like kids ;o). Had a coffee or my
first Pisco Sour and returned to home, where Gustavo was a bit
disappointed as he did the BBQ and we had been late ;o((. Again food
food food .. (I guess I could fall in love with Rosa, but we are both
Alphas and I guess it would end in murder– :o((..)


again ;o) … we went to see Rosas Bauplatz and later we had a coffee
and tea in the mountains with some nice views. Like it very much, and
I guess I have a hard time to leave. At the evening we sat together
with the whole family and as we had been much earlier then the other
days the father joined as well and I could ask him about the history
of mining and other things. He knows a lot of things, but suddenly he
disappeared again. I guess he has his routine and doesnt like people
around so much at night.

12.September – El Calafate – Puerto Natales

Reisetagebuch Posted on Mon, October 26, 2015 13:01:32

– El Calafate – Puerto Natales

a remise for 25 ARS to the busterminal and left El Calafate w/o
eating Calafate, so most likely I dont come back again. In the bus
there was Katherine and Florian two germans I had met in the
excursion to Perito Moreno yesteray. Most of the time (6 hrs) I dozed
as the whether changed to bad. We came to the chilenean border and
had to get the luggage x-rayed (as in every chilenean frontier).
Around 3 pm we where in the new busterminal. I walked the 10 quartes
to the hostel but the hostel was still closed for the season, so I
asked the guy where to go. He sent me to the YaganHouse, they only
had a bunk bed left so I asked to use WiFi to check my BLOG for the
hostel where I was 4 years ago – Lili Patagonia. I found that its
at the next block so I just went there, but Lili was full for the day
but next day a single was available which I took as Yagan House was
full for the next day. So I slept in Yagan House which was relatively
expensive 12.000 for bunk but the bed was really good. I didnt leave
as I already ate around 4pm in the artsmarket cafe, a real, real,
real good Caldillo Marisco (Seefood soup). Went to bed early.

– Torres del Paine

reception girl told me yesterday that I have to be ready between 7:30
– 8:00 am. But the breakfeast girl told no thats the summer
schedule. Well so I had at least 30 Minutes more time. Breakfast was
good. But on 8:30 am still nobody showed up and the girl said the
minibus just had passed. She helped me and checked with the tour and
she told me they are still on their way??? So they picked my up
around 8:45. On the way we had a good sight of Condors just near the
street. It took a bit more then 2hrs to the park (120km) and just as
we arrove at the lookout the torres started to cover up so no sight,
and thereafter heavy winds with boes of 120 km. I met the germans on
the tour and we had some chat. We had exactly the same way as I had 6
years ago with Rosa and Arturo but not the same weather. We mad a
lunchbreak at the same place where I got the incredible pics of a
fox, but as it was raining I went to the restaurant for a soup and a
vino. There one guy – Pedro – of our group joined and we finished
a bottle together. After that I did not leave the bus more as it was
raining and I saw glacier grey already and also the Milodon cave.

agreed with the germans to meet to go together for supper. And as we
had a suggestion from the tourguide Jonathan which was Las Picas Del
Carlito we went there. Florian wanted cordero del palo which still
was on the BBQ but the waiter said no that is already reserverd ;o(,
so he took a parrilla, Katharine took De porber (with fried
egg) and I had again a fishshoup. Prior we had Kingcrab, for a
starter, which actually was a huge plate. Talking to the waiter I
said him I like very much Curanto and he said, they had yesterday,
shit. But, he said in the restaurant Raices del Chiloe they have. So
I will go tomorrow. We wanted to change for a beer but all the places
at the plaza de las armas have been closed, so we went to sleep.

– Waiting for the Navimag Ferry

going, stood up at 10, had my breakfast until 11:30 and then went for
the NAVIMAG checkin. Left my bag there as I had to be back at 8:30 pm
and went back for the center searching for a hairdresser as I wanted
to get a beardcut prior to meet Rosa and her Family – Plans are to
be changed, didnt plan to meet them for the Dia de la Patria at 18.
September, but a lot of people told that there it will be nice as it
is the heart of the chilean folclore and therefore I also searched
now for a travelagency, as the flights I found in the INET had been
quite expensive. I found an agency and got a flight for 180 Euros
roundtrip from Puerto Montt, not knowing whether I take the return as
I only bought it as it was 70 euros cheaper then the oneway so I have
around 9 days in stgo.

I got my beard cut and luckily again my head is firmly attached to
the body otherwise I would loose it as I forgot my glasses in the
hairdressers and at 4:30 it was closed, so I went to the nearby
artsmarket to have a bear and a soup, that was ultimatively too much
for my dinner but well. Around 6pm I picked up my glasses and went to
Raises del Chiloe, which still was closed but the guy let me in and I
got my Curanto, wow again mussles with a size of my hand, only it was
not as good as in Mechuque, Chiloe.

8:45 pm we had our emparquement, as we had been only about 20 people
we got an upgrade, where Pedro had now the best deal as he bought his
ticket for 3-way cabin for 300 dollar w/o window and I bought a 2-way
cabin for 350 but we ended both in a 2-way with window occupied by
one. Really great deal. I carried half a bottle of wine and 3 full
bottles of wine into the ship not to have to pay the expensive drinks
at board. On the third floor I suddenly felt some wetness at my leg
annnnd… the cork wasnt fixed correctly so my half bottle was
already empty, hope I dont get problems on board, but nobody said

got quite well along with Julio Assmann who spoke quite good german.
And he told us that after a fire caused by drunken youngsters which
burned their cabin 2 years ago they dont allow alcohol on board and
there is no bar at all. So I asked him whethere we still go offboard
and he told yes until tomorrow 9 am and he said that some of them go
to a bar in P.N. So I joined them. There I got more or less the half
of the team to know: Michael, Osvaldo and some others. We returned
around 2 am.