I am Peter Reto Lauffer, a Tour Operator living in Quito, Ecuador. I am organising railway journeys in Latin America and hopefully worldwide; hence, you will find quiet a lot of railway stuff in this site. Another passion of me is traveling, preferably to interesting locations where really is something to see and live.
Beside traveling and trains I enjoy taking photos on the street, from nature or whatever comes in front of my cellphone lens. I am also interested in what’s going on in the world and in Ecuador.
All these and much more reflects my blog. Thank you very much for checking it out!
Discover the fascinating story of the M/V Liemba, the last ship from Germany’s “Kaiserliche Marine” that is still in operation. Let’s go back in time to 1913, when today’s Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda formed German East Africa. The Lake Tanganyika was the natural border between German East Africa and the Belgian Congo (today, Democratic Republic…Read More
Eastern Turkey is a fascinating travel destination. There used to be a railway line from Ankara to Teheran and Bagdad, but unfortunately the train is not operational any more. Traveling to Iran, I had to leave the train in Erzurum to continue the journey by bus to Dogubeyazit at the Iranian border.Read More
Istanbul was the first stop on my overland journey from Geneva to Calcutta in 1997. Because of the long journey and the little space to carry photos, I didn’t take too many photos at the beginning. When cruising the Bosporus in Istanbul one enters Asia, but the real feeling to enter Asia is after Ankara….Read More