San Luis and Carolina: Many Rivers to Cross September 30th 2012 While most travelers went from wine-soaked, mellow Mendoza to colonial Cordoba on an overnight bus, it took me a month. But why rush when there were such sweet tidbits along the way--ancient, end-of-the-road mountain towns, rivers to rock-hop, and gorges to explore? Slow travel, indeed.
I'd spent long lazy months in the tourist mecca of Mendoza, Mendoza--Water, Wine and Yankee Traps, trading E ... read more
South America » Argentina » San Luis » Carolina 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