El Bolson--Laid Back and Loving It February 24th 2011 Tie-dye me up and dreadlock me down; it was down the rabbit hole I went to El Bolson, a thriving hippie town of artisans, musicians, organic food, recycling, and hand-made everything. Located at the junction of Patagonia and the Lake District, it is fabulously sited in a fertile valley nestled between two tall mountain ranges, offering hikes with waterfalls, forests, lakes and rivers. A hand-carve ... read more
South America » Argentina » Río Negro Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
I´m a one-way ticket, slow traveler, relishing the freedom of the open road and trusting serendipity to guide my journey. When I was younger, I used to travel for a year at a time. Then a few years ago, I roamed Europe and North Africa for three and a half years and liked that even better.
On August 1st, 2010, I left my peaceful Mission Canyon paradise in Santa Barbara's mellow summer and emerged from a couple of planes a day and a world later in the teeming, sub-zero streets of Buenos Aires´winter. Now, with the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos between here and home, will three years be enou... full info