1000 days, next stop – Europe

October 8, 2008  
Topics: Argentina, Europe

October 8 is day 1000 since we landed in Latin America. It was in Mexico on Friday, 13th of January, 2006. There we started our journey by hitch-hiking in order to explore new cultures and get to know the Real World and Real Life local people are living, forgetting all wrong impressions which usually are brought to us by news media.

we feel part of their clan

we feel part of their clan

While the time is passing, a lot of things are going on. We meet new people and learn new things. Staying for 1 month in San Rafael town in Argentina was not different. During this period we made friends with an architects family, for the first time we got to know about Pilates (system of physical exercises), we also got to know one very interesting theory of what causes back pain – TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome), we experienced our 3rd fasting (this time for 25 days), and focused on improving communication and understanding between each other.

San Rafael was to us a cosy and calm place for relaxing, taking time for ourselves, and for truly enjoying the freedom of an own place of living – a rare case in our journey.

What is next? Well, let’s have a look: Coming weekend we will hitch-hike 1300 km to the gathering of hitch-hiking community of Autostop Argentina. It will take place in the camping of a small village called La Dulce, about 500 km from Buenos Aires. October 13 is a public holiday in Argentina (probably Columbus Day), so we will have a “long weekend”.

After the hitch-hikers meeting we will head to the “capital” of Che Guevara – Rosario (730 km). Here we want to meet with more local hitch-hikers and a girl with Lithuanian roots. Finally we will be off to Buenos Aires and surrounding places. Besides meeting various till now only virtual people, we will have two main activities – participating in the 82nd anniversary of Centro Lituano (Lithuanian Center) and taking an airplane to Madrid on 28th of October. YES! we will be flying to Europe!

hitchhiking behind a dust wall

hitchhiking behind a dust wall

Last Christmas we were talking about “7-plus-5” pattern we are living. During the last 3 years we lived a couple of months in Belize, Ecuador and time to time in other countries. This time we decided, why can’t we choose Europe for that!? Moreover, we really miss our families and friends over there. Since they did not manage to visit us, we will have to do that ourselves. So, we will be in Europe for a while. Probably for about half a year. Afterwards… well, we already have dreams for new travels and new ventures into the unknown…

Meanwhile, do not worry, we are not switching this website off, we will keep following the road and we will do our best to bring our experiences to the virtual world and thus to YOU ;D


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  2. Let me know if you hit Prague on your way through Europe 🙂