Chiloe: Island in the south of Chile

Chiloe is a relatively small island southwest of Puerto Montt, in Chile’s tenth region. The island is well known for its sea food / fish, shellfish, palifito’s and for the friendliness of its people. Chiloe has always been one of Chile’s poorest regions but thanks to the investments by the salmon industry and the tourismContinue reading “Chiloe: Island in the south of Chile”

Chile: Araucanía

Araucanía is Chile’s ninth region and in my view the most beautiful and most authentic part of Chile. Its capital is Temuco which is a medium sized city, some 650 km south of Santiago. Some 100 km west of Temuco you find the Pacific Ocean, a rough sea with very cold water, not really suitableContinue reading “Chile: Araucanía”

Fishing in Chilean Patagonia

Fishing in Patagonia has always been one of my dreams. I am not a great fisherman, not a specialist at all but I like a great adventure. This year I got the opportunity. We are staying for two months in Temuco with my wife’s family during which my friend Christian organised a fishing trip toContinue reading “Fishing in Chilean Patagonia”

Travel to Southern Chile in Covid times

In our home country the government had been very strict with Covid regulations over the past two years. Recently, however Covid was declared no longer a threat to national health so we regained our freedom, visit restaurants without restrictions, go to museums and concerts and do away with mouth masks. In other words, back toContinue reading “Travel to Southern Chile in Covid times”

New Orleans

New Orleans is probably one of the most visited cities in the US. It is well known for its French Quarter which for young people is equal to drinking and partying. For us the French Quarter is just a beautiful old neighbourhood where you can still feel the old French / Spanish / Creole historyContinue reading “New Orleans”

A few days in Chicago

From a weather point of view December is not the best time of the year for a visit but we have a daughter living in the city who we had not seen for a few months so we are trying to deal with the cold. The temperature is not that bad but the wind isContinue reading “A few days in Chicago”

Road Trip through Portugal: (III) The North

After a four beautiful days on the beach in the Algarve it was time for us to be on the road again for a new adventure. We have four days left before we fly back home from Porto so in these four days we have planned to visit Portugal’s main religious site, visit a provincialContinue reading “Road Trip through Portugal: (III) The North”

Road Trip Through Portugal: (II) The South

We had stayed in a hotel in Lisboa’s Alfama neighborhood with its very small streets. I already worried that we had to drag our suitcases up the hill as the taxi would not be able to get to our hotel. Luckily that was not necessary and we got picked up at the front door ofContinue reading “Road Trip Through Portugal: (II) The South”

Road trip through Portugal: (I) Lisboa

The plan is to make a trip of twelve days through Portugal. Of course not enough time to see the whole country but we will certainly get a good impression. I have been in Portugal before but it was only for a 2 day business trip to Lisboa which is precisely where we want toContinue reading “Road trip through Portugal: (I) Lisboa”

Eastern Germany: Leipzig, (Berlin and Dresden)

We started the third and final leg of our road trip in Dresden and drove to Leipzig via Chemnitz. We did not take the shortest road but decided to visit Chemnitz (formerly known as Karl Marx Stadt), only to see one thing: the Karl Marx monument: the so called “Nischl. The bust is huge, 13Continue reading “Eastern Germany: Leipzig, (Berlin and Dresden)”