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Kayaking weekend in the Esteros del Ibera

Thursday was just shopping day for my trip food and packing, but Friday Alejandro and I drove off to a kayaking weekend with a group of Argentinean friends to the Esteros del Iberá, a wetland like the Florida Everglades. Although it was a loooooooong drive over some doubtful Argentina country roads, it was worth a […]
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Captain’s Dinner on the “Polarwind”

Another exciting eveing with meeting new exciting people! Last night Alejandro and I were invited to a “Captain’s Dinner” on the sailyacht “Polarwind” – literally, as Osvaldo, the owner and skipper of the yacht did the yummy cooking! Thanks a lot for your invitation! It was a very thrilling night regarding new infos and contacts […]
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Launch Day is set, with Press-Conference and VIP Reception

It is fix now – thanks to THULE Argentina, Juan Carlos Nisticio and Carla Barlado, who organized a fancy breakfast reception with a presentation of my trip,  press conference and VIP-shake-hands in the Puerto Madero Yachtclub – quite a noble place! The Mayor of Buenos Aires, the German Embassy in Argentina, the Prefectura Naval Argentina and some other […]
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Got my kayaks!!! Thank goodness…

I was dropping my two epic 18x sport kayaks in Hamburg at the cargo terminal on Friday 2 pm, the same day I flew off myself. They got transported by truck to Amsterdam, and then on a cargo flight directly to Buenos Aires. It was working all fine – besides the 2900 € I had […]
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“Men’s Night” – “Herrenabend”

Last night Alejandro invited me to share the “Men’s Night” with his old classmates  – to present his own trip project to the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands to his friends to maybe gain some help from them with the necessary support boat. Well, if a doctor, an IT consultant, an architect, an accountant, a city council […]
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The “Backstage” logo…

Thanks a lot to my backstage Janny’s team at home – and this is only half of the crew! My long-term shop managers Andrea Höhn and Ilona Sierks with her husband Udo, plus 30-40 nice young girls run my shops better than if I’d be there while I’m in South America! Thanks to all of […]
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Buenos Aires Tourist – Sightseeing day 2…

The second day in buenos Aires started slow – I was awake early due to my jetlag, skyped home and did some office and gear work, while Alejandro and Virginia had to go to the elections – compulsory in Argentina! I need to shift my biorythm not only to the 5 hrs backwards-jetlag, but as […]
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First day in Buenos Aires

  Alejandro picked me up from the airport, all my bags arrived well (thank goodness…) and drove in Latin American style through Latin American traffic… Welcome to Buenos Aires! I arrived in their lovely townhouse, where I have a quiet room for myself – and wireless internet! Sure the welcome drink was South American style […]
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I’m at the airport – almost taken for a bomb assassin…

LOL! I’m at the airport in Hamburg – too many electronics with cables, wires and batteries in my hand luggage…airport police was called and my bags were searched specially and thoroughly for half an hour, while another police man watched over me  and was almost tempted to put me in handcuffs…he said I had all […]
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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina!

It was the perfect way to get into the proper mood for my travel to Buenos Aires tomorrow – yesterday night we saw the touching musical “Evita” in Hamburg. I loved it!   Argentina – no llores por mi…I come! Travel schedule: Departure  Friday 12th of August 19.30 h Hamburg Airport, arrival Saturday 13th of August […]
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