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?
These highways seem to stretch on forever, or at least to the end of the world, well this continent's world.
Patagonia / Chile · 2014
Chiloe, Patagonia / Chile · 2014
places / stories
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...
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
nature shining without hue
...from famed dreamscapes to chance discoveries known only to destinationless wanderers... see more
Raw Patagonian horizons stretching all the way to rough coastlines in Newfoundland and an abundance of wilderness wonders in-between: from azure glaciers, psychedelic lagoons and altitude canyons to ash-spewing volcanoes, jungle greens and soaring falls. see more