Cowboys start filling up the campground (Drive Day 222: Feb 6th, 2004)

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We wake to an almost full campground and the sounds of horses snorting in the morning air. Overnight Junin has become a staging ground for gauchos. And a fashion show. Men, interested in the latest accessories? Try an exquisitely woven belt through which you stash a silver-cased knife known as a “facon.” Extra points for intricate filigree and embroidery.

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my website or here or here. Planning a road trip? Buy the audiobook here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa. Like travel anthologies? I’m in a brand new one called Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America which you can get here.

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