Patagonia leaves us at a loss for words. Here, the glaciers are home to the largest drinking-water reserves in the world. Towering above them at 2,850 metres stands the symbol of the Chilean national park, Torres del Paine, or the ‘towers of the blue sky’. Faced with this magical landscape, we immediately understand what the author Isabel Allende meant when she said of her homeland: ‘Chile is like a thousand-layer cake.’ Hardly any other country has so many different landscapes, climates and vegetation zones. We realise that this trip will take us over border after border. We are on the move, following our curiosity and our desire to go on and on. Because the next new experience is just around the corner, harbouring the power to change our lives. Travelling leaves you speechless at first, but then turns you into a storyteller.