2001 – Chile

I was three days in Chile, and visited Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. I really loved what I managed to see of this country, and have decided to go back there later.

My visit to Chile started and ended in the capital, Santiago. I was very positively surprised by this lovely city.

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A two hours bus ride from Santiago, Valparaíso is situated on the Pacific coast. While the President and most other governmental functions are located in Santiago, Valparaíso is the seat of the Chilean Congress.

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Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar is only ten kilometers north of Valparaíso, and this city is most famous for its beaches. This is a modern city with many hotels, and many tourists from both Chile and the neighbouring countries.

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Rio de Janeiro

2001 – Brazil

I stayed over a week in Brazil, most of the time in Rio de Janeiro, but I also visited São Paulo and Foz do Iguacu.
Rio de Janeiro

I stayed six days in Rio de Janeiro. Most of the time I spent on the beach, but I also went to the top of the Corcovado mountain with its famous Christ statue, Cristo Redentor.

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São Paulo

I had a short stop of only one day in São Paulo, and spent most of the time walking around in this city of 20 million inhabitants.

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Ciudad del Este

2001 – Paraguay

While on a vacation in South America in November, 2001, I made a quick trip to the border town of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay.
Ciudad del Este

Ciudad del Este is the second largest city in Paraguay, and it is located just across the border from Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

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2001 – Uruguay

I wanted to spend some days at the beach, and travelled to Montevideo. That turned out to be a bit of a mistake. The beach was the worst one I have ever seen.

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is situated on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.

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Buenos Aires

2001 – Argentina

In November 2001, I had a three weeks vacation in South America.
Buenos Aires

The trip started and ended in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. I was in the city three times during the vacation.

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Iguazú Falls

I also travelled to the Iguazu Falls at the far Northern part of Argentina, close to the city Puerto Iguazu. These falls are among the most impressive in the world.

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2001 – Monaco

I was four days in Monaco in September.

Besides attending a conference, I also found time to play at the Casino.

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2001 – France

I made a daytrip from Monaco to Cannes on the 8th of September, 2001. Most of the day I spent on the beach.

Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera.

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World Trade Center

2001 – USA

I visited New York again in July, 2001.
New York City

During this trip I went to the top of both the World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.

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2001 – Tokyo, Japan

I was one week in Tokyo in early May 2001.
New Tokyo

Tokyo is a modern city with 12 million inhabitants. It is cleaner than most cities of its size, and crime barely exists. The population is more homogenous than most big cities.

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Historic Tokyo

In between the skyscrapers one can find ancient temples and parks.

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On the island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay, there are many modern shopping and conference centers as well as museums and office buildings.

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Tsukiji Market

Every day, more than 2 million kilo fish are sold at the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market in Tsukiji. At the market, one can also find fruit, vegetables and meat.

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2001 – Spain

I was in Barcelona a few days at the end of February, 2001.

Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain.

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