South America

This is the home page for our trip through South America. 

The following is the guide for the buttons in the Right Hand Column.......

  Start Date  

Click on the colored button to go directly to that part of the trip.



Quito August 29, 2005 Flight to Quito and walking "Old Quito".
Quito 2 September 3, 2005 Walking and taking "Then and Now" photos in "Old Quito".
Quito 3 September 7, 2005 New Quito, Tram to mountain overlooking Quito (Teleferico), British motorcycle tourer (Cynthia Milton) and Concert.
Ecuador 1 September 14, 2005 Assembly of BMW, riding the Pan American Highway South, Banos, Amazon Basin and Tena, Ecuador.
Ecuador 2 September 17, 2005 Jungle lodge "Hakuna Matata", "Papallacta Hot Springs", "Mitel del Mundo", "San Jose de Minas", "Hacienda Cusin", Otavalo and Lake San Pablo.
Ecuador 3 September 24, 2005 Tumbabiro, to the coast and Esmeraldas then south to "Bahia de Caraquez".
Ecuador 4 September 27, 2005 "Bahia de Caraquez", Manta, Montecristi, "Flat Tire", Puerto Lopez, "Hosteria Mandala" and Salinas.
Ecuador 5 September 30, 2005 Salinas, Guayaquil, Malecon, "Boat Tour", Firehouse Museum and the Iguana Park.
Ecuador 6 October 3, 2005 The Galapagos Islands.
Ecuador 7 October 7, 2005 Guayaquil, Ingapirca Inca Ruins, Cuenca and Loja, Ecuador.
Ecuador 8 October 11, 2005 Vilcabamba, Ecuador, "Sugar factory" then on to the border of Peru.


Peru 1 October 12, 2005 Zorritos, Peru, Mancora, Sullana, Piura, the "Sechura Desert", Chiclayo,, Tucume Pyramids and Sipan, Peru.
Peru 2 October 17, 2005 Cajamarca, Peru to Trujillo and the Chan Chan Ruins.
Peru 3 October 21, 2005 Deserts North of Lima, Harley Riders and Lima
Peru 4 October 23, 2005 Touring Old Lima and Lima, "Then and Now".
Peru 5 October 23, 2005 Other pictures from around Lima.
Peru 6 October 28, 2005 From Lima, over the Andes following the railroad, to Tarma, and it's flower petal celebration, then on to the jungle town of La Merced.
Peru 7 October 30, 2005 Tarma, then the miserable La Esmeralda (Hell) and on to Ayacucho.  Then over the Andes East to Hacienda San Jose (Heaven), near Pisco, Peru.
Peru 8 November 3, 2005 Sand dunes, lagoons, Nasca lines, over the Andes to Abancay and finally Cusco, Peru.
Peru9 November 8, 2005 Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Cusco.
Peru 10 November 13, 2005 Machu Picchu
Peru 11 November 15, 2005 Cusco to Puno, Peru and Lake Titicaca.
Peru 12 November 17, 2005 Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands
Peru 13 November 18, 2005 Puno to Arequipa.
Peru 13 November 19, 2005 Arequipa, Monasterio de Santa Catalina and Tacna, Peru


Chile 1 November 23, 2005 Arice, Iquique, Tocopilla and Antofasgasta, Chile
Chile 2 November 27 , 2005 Antofagasta, Pan de Azucar, Bahia de Inglesa, La Serena, Vicuna, Los Vilos, Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.
Chile 3 December 3, 2005 Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and on to Santiago and Santa Lucia.  Dinner with Jose Pedro Espinosa.  And some "Then and Now's".
Chile 4 December 8, 2005 Santiago and many "Then and Now's".
Chile 5 February 5, 2006 Return to Santiago.... 2006
Chile 6 February 10, 2006 Santiago to Mendoza
Chile 7 February 14, 2006 Mendoza, Argentina to Concepcion, Chile and Kathy's visit.
Chile 8 February 19, 2006 Concepcion to Puerto Montt
Chile 9 March 4, 2006 Puerto Varas to Bariloche, Argentina and back to Puerto Varas, Chile.
Chile 10 March 12, 2006 Puerto Varas, Chile to Puerto Natales on the Navimag Ferry/Freighter.  Includes Whales and Glaciers.
Chile 11 March 19, 2006 Torres del Paine, Chile.
Chile 11 March 19, 2006 Puerto Natales, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina.


Argentina 1 March 24, 2006 Ushuaia, Argentina to Rio Gallegos, then on to Comodoro Rivadavia.
Argentina 2 April 3, 2006 Comodoro Rivadavia, Trelew, Gaiman, Puerto Madryn and the Peninsula of Valdez.  Very fun.
Argentina 3 April 8, 2006 Puerto Madryn, Viedma, Bahia Blanca and on to Mar del Plata.
Argentina 4 April 13, 2006 Mar del Plata to Carilo, Argentina.
Argentina 5 April 16, 2006 Mar del Plata, Carilo and on to Buenos Aires.
Argentina 6 April 19, 2006 Buenos Aires, our apartment, La Boca and other sites.
Argentina 7 April 22, 2006 Riding around Buenos Aires.  A Car Show and Tigre, and it canals.
Argentina 8 April 24, 2006 Buenos Aires, and "Then and Now's" at Recoleta Cemetery.
Argentina 9 May 4, 2006 Another day trip to Tigre, a walk around Puerto Madera, and "Then and Now's" from Plaza San Martin and Avenue de Mayo.
Argentina 10 May 5, 2006 Buenos Aires, San Telmo, the Zoo, Subway pictures, San Antonio de Areco, and Estancia El Ombu de Areco.
Argentina 11 February 4, 2007 Return to Buenos Aires, preparing to start out for Northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.  Many "Then and Now's" of Cathedral, the Congress Building and Puerto Madero.  Dinner with Charlie and Sonia, and Chris and Susan.


Uruguay 1 February 9, 2007 Last few pictures of Buenos Aires, the ferry ride to Uruguay and the "Then and Now's" of Montevideo, Uruguay.  Includes Che's home, Buenos Aires apartment, Bengal tiger, then to Colonial de Sacramento and Montevideo.
Uruguay 2 February 14, 2007 More "Then and Now's" in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Carraso Beach and the coastline of Montevideo.  Traveling east through Pipiapolis and towards Punta del Este.  Neat pristine Chrysler.
Uruguay 3   Punta del Este, with it's modern buildings, the Conrad Casino, the sagging bridge, the city of Maldonado, Casapueblo (the home of Carlos Paez), and on to Colon, Argentina.


Argentina 12 February 19, 2007 Colon to Rosario Argentina.  A visit to the National Park of Palms, Palacio San Jose (Urquiza), through Victoria and across the Parana.  Then a walking day around Rosario and a weld repair to the BMW
Argentina 13 February 22, 2007 Rosario to Cordoba.  Then and Now's of Cordoba including the swimming pool at Park Sarmiento, The roof of the Cathedral and the Che Museum.
Argentina 14 February 24, 2007 Riding around Cordoba, Argentina. The observatory near Alta Garcia, Cuesta Blanca, Carlos Paz, The Eden Hotel, La Falda and  La Cumbre.
Argentina 15 February 26, 2007 Cordoba to Tucuman, Argentina.  Then on to Cafayate, Cochi and the accident.
Argentina 16 March 2, 2007 Cochi, Argentina through Parque Nacional Los Cardones and on to Salta, Argentina.  Then on to Jujuy, Tumbaya, Purmamarca, Tilcara, "Quebrada de  Humahuaca", Humahuaca and Salinas Grandes.
Argentina 17 March 7, 2007 Purmamarca to Ciudad de Libertador General San Martin, through the Cloud Forests, Salta, San Antonio de los Cobres (in the Andes), Dinner with Canadians, then from Salta to Resistencia an on to Posadas, Argentina.
Argentina 18 March 17, 2007 Posadas, Argentina, BMW welding repair, dinner out with friends and a "Day at the Castle" including an Argentine BBQ..
Argentina 19 March 20, 2007 Sandy joins me in Iguaçu Falls, Argentina.


Brazil 1 March 27, 2007 A few final pictures from Argentina (traveling from Iguaçu to Posadas and on to Brazil.
Brazil 2 April 4, 2007 Florianopolis, Brazil, and the rides around the island of Santa Catarina.
Brazil 3 April 6, 2007 Florianopolis to Joinville, Brazil, with visits to Camboriu, Blumenau, Pomerode, Bombinhas, Porto Belo, Itajai, Gaspar, Brusque and Sao Francisco do Sul.
Brazil 4 April 11, 2007 Joinville, with Friends, to Curitiba, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Bus tour, Joao Bosco Concert, Rotating High Rise and on to Sao Paulo.
Brazil 5 April 17, 2007 Visit to Dov Koren's home, Officier BMW, Pinacoteca Museum, "Estacao Da Luz", "Marcado Municipal de Sao Paulo", "Monumento da Independencia", "Ipiranga Museum", Fogo de Chao (a Churrascaria), a sight seeing excursion of Sao Paulo, The Butantan Institute, The Daslu Shopping Center, Dinho's and Hotel Unique.
Brazil 6 April 23, 2007 Down town Sao Paulo with Dov Koren, the Banespa Building, Matinelli Building, Circolo Italiano Building, Anhangabau Park, Dov and Beth's home, the Butantan Institute, Guaruja and on to Santos Brazil.
Brazil 7 April 23, 2007 Santos, Motorcycle Repairs, "Bolsa Official de Coffee", "Bad Neighborhood with Guns", Monte Serrat, Santos Harbor and the ride to Juquehy, Brazil.  The best birthday possible and Dov's place!
Brazil 8 May 2,  2007 Juquehy and Ihlabela.
Brazil 9 May 9,  2007 "Then and Now's" of Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo and Santos, Brazil.
Brazil 10 May 6, 2007 Juquehy to Paraty and Trindade Beach.
Brazil 11 May 14, 2007 Paraty to Rio de Janeiro, including Angra dos Reis (Then and Now), Mangaratiba (another Then and Now), Ipanema, Copacabana and Barra.  Then and Now's from Sugar Loaf and the Copacabana Palace Hotel.
Brazil 12 May 18, 2007 "Then and Now's" of Lapa, the old downtown of Rio de Janeiro, Confeitaria Colomo, Copacabana Palace, Imperial Palace, Guanabara Palace, Municipal Theater, Palacio Tiradentes, Paris Park and Botafago Bay.
Brazil 13 May 25, 2007 "Then and Now's" of Corcovado, "A Noite Building" and the Rio de Janeiro Country Club.
Brazil 14 May 25, 2007 Hang Gliding in Rio and then traveling to Saquarema, Cabo Frio, Buzios, Nova Friburgo and on to Petropolis.
Brazil 15 June 2, 2007 From Nova Friburgo to Teresopolis, Petropolis, Sao Joao Del Rei and Tiradentes.  A few "Then and Now's".
Brazil 16 June 6 2007 From Sao Joao Del Rei through Entre Rios de Minas to Congonhas do Campo and the Basilica and on to Ouro Preto.  Stayed at Oscar Niemeyer's "Grande Hotel.  Enjoyed walking along in a religious procession.
Brazil 17 June 7, 2007 "Then and Now's" of Ouro Preto and the train trip to Mariana, Brazil.



The "Books"   The listing of the books used for the "Old" photos for the "Then and Now's".

These books motivated us to take this journey........

The "Plan and Background"   The Background on why we are doing the trip....


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