Hitchhiking to Happiness: Argentina

“When I was 5 years old, my mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.”

“I run beside a grandpa who’s pedaling his bicycle with a young boy on the back, and hold up my sign: an old piece of cardboard with the name of the town I am trying to get to written hastily in black sharpie. “Por favor,” I plead jokingly, causing both the young boy and his grandpa to chuckle and wave. There is no way they could pedal me and my backpack 300km to my next destination, but hey, it was worth a try….”

An article I wrote about one of many wonderful hitchhiking experiences I had while traveling through South America, more specifically Argentina, two years ago.

Hitchhiking to Happiness

4 thoughts on “Hitchhiking to Happiness: Argentina

  1. Was Argentina your first solo international journey?
    Wasn’t your family worried to have you so far away in a strange country on your own, often out of communication with them?

    • South America was my first, Argentina was only a small part (I mostly traveled through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia). They were worried a bit but I made sure to email whenever I had internet.

  2. This is one of my favorite quotes ever – I’m so glad you used it. Actually, I’ve been meaning to tell you for a while that the quotes you choose are always awesome. Keep it up!

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