The far north of Chile offers more than just desert and beaches: ancient geoglyphs, mummies, historic town centres, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Meet Yasha and Juergen. Yasha is Australian by birth, Juergen was born in Germany and is Australian by choice. Currently we are on our second "Pan Americana" trip, although now you can find us more often on some back roads. Our aim: to encourage you to take a similar journey, be it down to Patagonia, or an extended road trip through Europe or Asia. Just dare to go!
We drive and live in our self-built overland camper, called "Berta", who was conceived in Germany.
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Valparaiso in Chile is known for its StreetArt. This photo gallery shows outstanding wall art which you can discover on an easy self-guided walking tour.
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We had heard about Paraty (or Parati) but we didn’t read much in advance. It turned out to be a pretty colonial gem and a real photographer’s paradise.
An industrial slaughterhouse in Uruguay is now UNESCO World Heritage listed. It is the original home of brands like Oxo and Fray Bentos.
The Iberá Wetlands is one of the most important reserves of freshwater on earth. It supports an enormous variety of animal, bird, aquatic and plant life.
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Trucks in Peru have colourful art painted on the back doors – occasionally the sides too. They move on all streets – so why not call them ‘street art’?
La Selva occupies 60% of Peru – yet it’s not on the tourist radar. We travelled overland through a large part of this section of the Amazon rainforest.
The city and region of Cajamarca are historically very important. It was home to numerous pre-Columbian cultures, and the last Inca king was killed there by the Spaniards.