San Ignacio and Red Dirt Roads August 27th 2010 San Ignacio
Red dirt roads sparsely populated by skipping children, sleeping dogs, tethered horses and an occasional horse and cart or scooter--my kind of town. It seemed far from the European-like bustle of Buenos Aires
and more like the rural, subtropical Latin America that I love--houses in a riot of colors, brilliant flowers everywhere, pink azaleas in this case, palms and flower ... read more
South America » Argentina » Misiones » San Ignacio 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