How often do you talk about this vast continent, or even think about it? In my case very rarely. Except to-day. Had lunch with Sue who had just returned from spending a year travelling around the world and raved about South America,especially Chile and Argentina.
Along with her partner Wolf they belong to the new breed of Gap year travellers- older people who have downsized and used their money to travel the world. See their web diary at:www.angelfire.com/trek/wolftours.
This evening saw Motorcycle Diaries, Che Guevara's travel diaries up the South American continent. Great film.