Valparaíso / Chile · 2014   Once brought from Europe to secure freight in the ship's hold, the sheet metal soon was reused for the facades along the cobblestone and what was cheap and handy back then, now looks artsy and unique.

To me Chile was...

... arriving to a Tsunami, leaving before a fire · wild horses · a latitude-crossing looooong country boasting Patagonian dreamscapes and some of Latin Americas most bohemian cities · hitchhiking · drastic differences in lifestyle and architecture coming in from South America's econonomically least developed country Bolivia · more elbows and frowns than in other parts of Latin America · listening to Lollapalooza from the outside.

What's it gonna be to you?

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a glimpse

 

These highways seem to stretch on forever, or at least to the end of the world, well this continent's world.

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Patagonia / Chile · 2014

wild horses

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Chiloe, Patagonia / Chile · 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Patagonia / Hitchhiking Chronicles & Idle Waiting
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Santiago de Chile / Outside the Fence with a Whisky Flask
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Valparaíso / TV, Tsunami, Neruda & the Quintessence of Hills & Timing
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Patagonia / Hitchhiking Chronicles & Idle Waiting

why waiting doesn’t feel like leisure

Just why do moments of waiting feel so dull and wasted? Why do we have to “kill” that time? Usually we can’t wait to get a break from our duties, but once leisure time imposes disguised as idleness it becomes an annoyance.

Santiago de Chile / Outside the Fence with a Whisky Flask

the morals of sneaking in and getting what you pay for

...because it’s true what they say: “If you want to see a music festival you buy a ticket. If you don’t, you can be glad if you end up listening to some of it from outside with a whisky flask"...

Valparaíso / TV, Tsunami, Neruda & the Quintessence of Hills & Timing

a matter of perspective and timing

...still, there was no denying that this little TV set now beamed some baffling information at us: an 8.2 earthquake off the Chilean Pacific coast was sending a Tsunami right our way and suddenly we appreciated every meter our journey had led us up the raven hill...

 

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photos | landscapes

Beauty Oblivion

stumbling upon marvelous specks between the well-known lines of landscape destinations

Shackled by tight guidebook lines, all too caught up in the race to our next destination, we often become oblivious to the landscape-beauty that generously flecks the vacuum of our stingy attention span... see more

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landscapes

nature shining without hue

...from famed dreamscapes to chance discoveries known only to destinationless wanderers... see more

photos | landscapes

Americas

nature's wild heart

Raw Patagonian horizons stretching all the way to rough coastlines in Newfoundland with myriad wonders harbored in-between: from azure glaciers, altitude canyons and psychedelic lagoon-waters to ash-spewing volcanoes, jungle greens and soaring falls. see more

photos | urban

South America

brick beauty & street art meet splendor

tin roofs & brick oceans juxtaposing sleek high rises & centuries-old architecture see more

 

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in South America

Argentina
from falls to glaciers
Bolivia
surreal Altiplano dreamscapes
Brazil
bustling sprawls & pristine jungle
Colombia
where Caribbean & Andes meet
Ecuador
tiny country, big culture & nature
Peru
between deserts & snowy peaks
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