Our American Dream // Argentina into Brazil

When we departed in October 2012, we felt part of our journey was a personal reexamination of “the American Dream.” A little white picket fence appeared just standing in the grass along the Atlantic Ocean, it called to us in a simple and profound way.
It also brought to mind this quote from the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso…

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Nomadism: a way of life // Chile into Argentina

Departing the mechanic in Temuco, Chile the engine was purring like it should, given the time, energy and money we have poured into it.
Not far up the road we stopped at the Saltos de Petrohue. Having just missed the last of the summer rush a week earlier, we enjoyed easy access to the horseshoe falls and surrounding swimming holes…

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Tres motores broke down blues // Chile

In the last chapter of our tale of engine troubles, we pulled our Subaru 2.2 engine out of our VW Westfalia. In most other countries, besides Chile, Subaru’s are rare to non-existent.  Behind the USA, Chile has the largest selection of the 11 countries we have visited; anywhere else would have made things much more complicated.  So, if one could choose a place to be broken down with a blown Subaru motor, Chile would be it.

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