South America 2004

South America 2004 - Adventures of a Hitchhiker

Created on: Apr-30-2009   Last updated: Apr-30-2009


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Christopher Mellen bought a one-way ticket to the tip of South America. Over many months he hitchhiked all the way back home to New Orleans. On the road he kept this journal filled with his adventures, from finding $1000 US dollars in an old shack, almost falling from a zip line looming over a cold and rushing Chilean river, to hiking to Macchu Picchu. Along the way he meets and loses friends, is tempted by beautiful women, and learns to love life on the road.

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In his own words: Howdy Ya'll!! "I've been havin' some hard travelin I thought you knowed I've been havin some hard travelin way down the road..." -Woodie Guthrie

First it was Boston, then, New Orleans, Richmond Virginia, Back to New Orleans, to Boston, to Mexico and Cuba, on to Florida... some train hopping in between... playing in grind bands, rock climbing, hiking,camping and hitchiking thru Colombia and almost all of South and Central America... doing politcal work once upon a time. Making Gardens and doing my travel photography. Studying Outdoor Recreation Leadership to become a mountaineer guide... Lovin life, my dog and my wife.