All paths lead to the same goal:
to convey to others what we are.
– Pablo Neruda
Our path on this journey will take us to Santiago, Chile for 5 nights, with day trips to Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Isla Negra; a flight to Argentina’s renowned wine region, Mendoza, for 3 nights, and another quick flight to Buenos Aires for 6 nights with day trips to Tigre and the Pampas region. There will be wine tasting, cooking classes, tango, concerts, a boat trip, a horse show and asado.
This trip and our pre-trip studies will focus on human rights and how Chile’s and Argentina’s tragic histories shaped the national character of each country’s citizens. We will tour Chile’s Museum of Memory and Human Rights:
and visit the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires where the Madres, mothers and grandmothers, continue to protest weekly for those thousands who disappeared during military rule between 1976 and 1983:
We’ll visit the homes of poet-activist Pablo Neruda and the folksinger-activist Violeta Parra whose most important song, Thanks to Life!, became a call to action in opposition to Chile’s Pinochet years.
HERE WE GO !!