picture of our travel plan

picture of our travel plan


15 months starting in St Petersburg,relaxing on the siberian-mongolian train to Bejing.
Exploring the Asian cultures, overland to Singapore, onto Indonesia and the Philipines before heading to South America via New Zealand.
Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Llama`s await before following the Pacific coast up through Peru,Ecudor to Colombia.
Then ancient temples, colonial towns and white beaches whilst travelling overland from Panama to Mexico in Central America !!!!

Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2014

Ecuador - Alausi and the Devils Nose

Alausi is a small village in the Andean Highlands and is the jumping-on point for the famous Nariz del Diablo train run.
The town itself has also some charming adobe houses, cobbled streets, a nice church and plaza and a big statue of Saint Peter on top of a hill with nice views.
We booked the train journey (12km to Sibambe and same back - total time of 2.5h) for the next morning so had some time to walk around the town in the afternoon.
The journey is called the most difficult railway in the world, because of the near-vertical wall of rock, the Devilś Nose.
By carving zigzags out of the rock, it allowed the train to "climb" up that once thought impassable hill going forward and backwards. During the trip it does 800m in height, pretty impressive and so was the scenery.
It has been a gorgeous train ride!
Oh, and maybe we will be on German TV next year! A camera team in a helicopter was filming the ride. all we know is that it was a German team that do a documentary of great train rides around the world.

Panamerican Highway to Alausi, dont Need to fly to be above the clouds

Look at the side of the house. This is how the wall is made - adobe, stones and wood

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