This past Sunday was Mother’s Day in Argentina, and lucky I spent it with my mother, wrapping up another amazing journey during which we shared a catamaran with Patagonian school children in the impossibly beautiful shadow of the Andes, danced the Tango in Argentina and the Samba in Brazil, and watched rainbows stretch proudly over a bank of waterfalls nearly two miles wide.
We traveled together for more than two weeks, across three countries and the continental divide, on planes, trains, buses, boats and our four happy feet. We watched condors soar and coatis scavenge; saw trees full of toucans flit and one resourceful monkey stride boldly into a new friend’s hotel room and steal a can of Pringles from the mini bar.
We ate empanadas and Brazilian stew, ceviche and dulce de leche, Chilean salmon and Argentine steak.
And we toasted to sunrises over age-old mountains, and sunsets over lapping waves, to new memories and new friends, and to the delicious perspective offered by travel: small world, big and beautiful planet.
I spent one whole afternoon chasing rainbows in Iguazu Falls, and another sipping decadent chocolate under a rubber tree in Buenos Aires. Our next several posts will take you through Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Meanwhile, enjoy these first pictures, the highlights of a trip of a lifetime.