Really, it wasn’t all that bad, but a part of my brain told me “Hey, you’re in Brazil, going over bridges that you’d never trust normally, sliding next to a marsh filled with Caiman and you drove here from Arizona. What the hell?! Hahaha”
It doesn’t always hit you. A lot of the trip is just happening and unfolding before you without it feeling like some amazing or pivotal experience. It’s just life. That being said, there are these moments. These moments where you start to chuckle like an insane person. Where the office dwelling, weekend adventuring you, see’s the current you in rubber boots, at some exotic location trying to speak Portuguese and just finds it all hilarious.
We make our way from the muddy jungle to the worlds largest waterfall with some beautiful stops on the way. Oh yah, we also talk firearms with the nice gentleman who walked into camp with a pistol in his belt telling us to leave.
Join us as we discover what random Brazil has to offer.
We head for Salta, then south to Cafayate, where we spend a whole week! Hanging out with friends, enjoying the wine and climate, before we decide it's time to move again and this time we head North on the Ruta 40 to discover the random beauty of northwestern Argentina.
We head into the unknown nothingness of Argentina's Northwestern Border, the altiplano. We explore, some ghost towns, salt flats, the desierto del diablo, and are reminded just how in hospitable this climate can be. Join us for the stark beauty of this Overlanders dream.
In this episode we check out the Ghost towns of Argentina, Mina La Casualidad, and the train depot of Caipe. There is a lot to see out here! We spend a very uncomfortable night in the La Puna of Northwestern Argentina. It's cold it's windy...it's an adventure!
We make it back to civilization then enjoy traveling with friends as we make our way south towards Mendoza on the famed Ruta 40. We camp, share meals, drink cheap beer and good wine, listen to music, sit around fires, and just savor life...we also might have a few hair brained schemes...