A Moreno on a Gringo Trail in South America by Moin Ahsan

by Priyo Australia | January 28, 2010 5:10 pm

This is a comprehensive diary of my 2003 backpacking trip through Tahiti, Easter Island, Chile, Argentina and Peru. This is not only a travelogue of my trip; it also contains my reflections and thoughts during the trip and interesting conversations with the other travelers that I came across.

For me, it was a journey of a lifetime – living a dream. The dream was instilled in me in my early twenties, when I read “Che-Guevara’s Motor Cycle Diary through South America”. Later, for many years, I planned and re-planned to make a trip from Chile to USA – this was the truncated dream realised many years later – I covered most part of Che’s trail through Chile and Argentina, along with many additional places in those two countries and Peru, but unfortunately ran out of time for Bolivia.

I originally kept my travel diaries as emails to my friends, as I travelled. Except minor editing, mostly it is a compilation of extract from those original emails – I tried to preserve the authenticity of my feelings of those moments as far as possible.

In describing the details of the historic and archaeological sites, particularly those of Easter Island and the Inca valley in Peru, I had to heavily rely on the guide books and other information sources – inadvertently some texts from those literatures may have slipped into description of those archaeological and historical sites, I apologise for any such inadvertent errors.

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