La Pedrera Rocks and the Moon Eclipses December 19th 2010 Sun, moon and earth align for an eclipse at the solstice; rocks undulate and reveal their African origins; fear turns to delight in the shadow of the full moon, and I step into a deserted room and find magic, All this and more in La Pedrera, unsung heroine of Uruguay's fabulous eastern beaches.
Upon leaving the metropolis of Punta del Este, I considered La Paloma, but with its 4,000 residents, i ... read more
South America » Uruguay » East A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... 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