a newly married couple sets out on an ambitious hitch hiking venture from the states to south america in the late 70's. the trip is initiated with comic zeal, but no professionalism. the narrative grows as the trip progresses through the different places, people and events that they encounter. the couple reaches the goal of quito, ecuador, but has sold or lost many of their belongings along the way, just as they have shed most of their original misconceptions. a humorous book, told in a literary, synchronized way by its cuban born author.
I was born in Havana, Cuba, but at age 7 I was sent to the U.S. with the sole accompaniment of a 9 year-old sister, so as to prohibit our growing up in a Communist country. There we were placed with an American family in New Jersey, where I eventually grew up, going on to study at Boston University. There followed a period of 16 years during which I lived no more than 2 consecutive years in any single place; this included most of Europe and several South American countries. I eventually settled in a remote area of Argentina where I live to the present time.