Thursday, November 29, 2012

Grandpa Vagabond goes from Norway to Chile

Anyone who knows a bit of Geography knows it is a very long way from Norway to Chile. In fact very long. Both in distance and travel time. There are no direct flight connections between the two countries. For me Oslo – Frankfurt – Saô Paulo – SantiagoDSC_0083.
Travelling time is about the same as by car from Oslo to Paris.
Let this wonderful bird represent my travel experiences. Time difference is 4 hours from Central European Time.

My journey started in Frankfurt, Germany. 010
Due to the fact my wonderful grandchild Leander celebrated his 3 years day end of October. It is nice to be “bestefar”. Herefrom his Kindergarden. 078
In Frankfurt I also met my travel companion, and our good friend Sylvien. 006 Sweets and massage side by side at Sao Paulo Airport 26.11.2012 21-14-28
The Flight from Frankfurt to Santiago was with Lufthansa to Saô Paulo. GRU IMG_0549
There we changed our flight to TAM with destination Santiago. DSC_0022
Last time I was in Santiago was in 1997. I was very eager to know how the city looks like in 2012. DSC_0048
No doubt, Santiago is a modern Metropole. DSC_0019
We stayed in Sylviens Appartement in Las Condes – the better part of the City. Prepared our own dinners based of fresh food. DSC_0167
My regular readers I’ve been often in US the past years – and visited shopping malls there. Well, I think US- markeds have something to learn. Wall Mart has a chain there – Lider, but they have to learn… Photo from Lider. We were not allowed to take photos in the Shops!!! DSC_0070
We arrived the day before the Holy Day, when they in Chile “celebrate” their dear dead ones. We went to the Zoo.
And to Cerro San Cristobal  - splendid view over Santiago. Do you recognize the Pope?DSC_0162
We had a short lunch here DSC_0138
Wonderful view. Do you see the snowcaped Andes Mountains on top of the Photo?
.. before we went down to the city along to curvey road DSC_0147
Just a tiny rest on our walking way down. Sylvien loves hats.
Several piqnic areas down the hill
Down from the Cerro. Beautiful street – green and well maintained. I like. DSC_0130
OK my dear blog friend – this was from my first day in Santiago since 1997. End of October 2012. (I love Flowers) DSC_0159
Hope you will follow my trip to other exciting places in South America.
Greetings from Grandpa Vagabond

Smilefjes som blunker
PS. My voyage to South America become a reality thanks to my very good friend Sylvien. And with 100% support from my beautiful wife Anna. What a gift for me as newly retired. I’m really greatful.

There will be more to come, so stay tuned

All Photostaken by me and those of me by Sylvien.


Fem uker utenlands – og langt syd. Solen i nord midt på dagen. Utrolige opplevelser. Mange bilder. Men denne gang kun ett:
DSC_0273 Ciudad de Mendoza 04.11.2012 00-41-18
Mendoza, Argentina
Flere himmeslke bilder finner du hos Petunia

PS. Ha en fantastisk førjulstid

Vacation in South America - Part 1 - Chile

Long time, no words, no photos, no comments.
I'm alive.
In the past 8 weeks I've been travelling.
Before I post more I will give you some hints.
PS. It is some new optionss here on Blogger which I am not familiar with. This post may occure strange regarding presentatation, but I really hope you have some ideas about my journey..

Me in Efesos, Turkey - October 2012

My daughter and Grandson - 3 year celeb - in Germany

In Heidelberg, Germany with Ingelin and Leander

chloss Heidelberg, Germany

Me in Santiago, Chile

From Santiago

Chile north of Santiago - Andes in the background

Argentina - Road between Santiago and Mendoza

Me in Mendoza, Argentina

Sit down and have a break - I will tell you much more, so stay tuned