Caviahue--Winter Wonderland October 23rd 2011 Caviahue--Winter Wonderland
Dog sledding, hiking up to the rim of a volcano and peering into its sulfur lake, and taking a mud bath--all in my first day in tiny Caviahue. For six weeks, I snow-shoed and hiked to waterfalls, lakes and over mountains for hours with ethereal silence and no one else in sight. No need to catch a bus or pay for an excursion to hike in the mountains--I just walked out t ... read more
South America » Argentina » Neuquén » Caviahue 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