Thursday, February 11, 2010

HITCH-HIKING ACROSS BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE... BARBED WIRE, SOYBEAN AND ASADO...


My first ride in my hitch-hiking trip from Argentina to Alaska..... A Renault 12 of a baker who sold facturas at Mar del Plata's Children Hospital. After one year of planning I am on the road...!





The next ride... across the Pampas, in a Chevrolet C-10 from this family. The man worked installing barbed wire in the fields. Barbed wire has been the tool for the introduction of private property in the territories originally inhabited by our native indians...



In Benito Juarez I was hosted by the Fantini family, who sold seeds and rural services. Great hospitality and also very opportune swiming pool, considering the heat wave that is punishing Argentina this summer...




A 1930 Ford-A and a modern tractor resting together in a warehouse, in Benito Juarez, Argentina.



Mempo Giardinelli Popular Library at Laprida, founded by José Dascón, a traveler and social entrepeneur. In an old bar next to the local football club, he built this heaven for education...



José Dascón and his powerful, loyal, Citroen 2 CV....



Having an asado with beekeeperrs in Trenque Lauquen. While hitch-hiking across Buenos Aires Province, one must be ready to digest one asado after another....





Bar "El Quique", in Trenque Lauquen. People play pool and have beer in a barroque atmosphere created by th decoration of a thousand random objects, from guns to old almanaques.


Guess what is in the park for kids to play! Yeah. you got it. Old tractors provide good fun, as they show how old aspects of social life are traversed by the rural activity.

4 comments:

Anastasia and George said...

Happy to read you again, Juan, it's great that you are on the road once more! We, on our part, are steadily moving South, and if you are going North, wouldn't it make sense to meet somewhere in the middle?

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