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In 1949 the right wing Chilean gov't launched a national search to capture and likely kill its most famous poet Pablo Neruda. After a year of hiding he crossed the Andes on horseback to escape into Argentina. In his Nobel Prize speech he described the harrowing journey and found it contained the ingredients of a poem. While recounting the adventure he wrote, "my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests."

Now, I'm going in his and his horse's footsteps, only this time, I hope no government will be hunting me.
But ya never know...
Expect stunning wilderness, moving poetry, and encounters with Neruda's closet living acquaintances and those who loved or hated him.

Posted by LiTripping 20:39 Archived in Chile

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