Junin de los Andes--Sunsets, River Islands and Puppy Paradise April 30th 2012 Heaven and Hell
Paradise: autumn trees turning from glorious gold to rich red, lovely people in a campground on an island in the rushing Rio Chimehuin, a reading porch overlooking the river, the best sunset I've ever seen and fine walks with my own sweet dog. My planned days stretched to a couple of weeks; why leave when life is good?
Hell: finding a place. I'd come from upscale San Mar ... read more
South America » Argentina » Neuquén » Junín de los Andes 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