What I learned from this gaucho expedition was that this horse culture and this off-grid way of life is still not only real and viable but feels really great. There is plenty to do and you can work as hard as you want but the pace of the day is set by horses, not by cars or planes or dozens of emails. It does not feel slow, it feels natural. Time spent here is soul food.
There are many things to learn here, but perhaps it is the un-learning that is the most surprising. We do not need cars and planes and emails.
They are useful when we are in ‘the modern world,’ but all you really need in your life is good food, good people, a good horse and a beautiful place to ride. See you at the estancia!
About Paul: Travel has been at the centre of Paul’s life for a very long time. He’s been to over 60 countries and hiked, rock-climbed or fly-fished in most of them. His personal highlights include sailing across the Atlantic; spending five months in a truck full of rock climbers driving from London to Hong Kong; and living and working in South Africa (partly on a safari ranch and partly in a circus and stunt show in Cape Town). Climbing Kilimanjaro and doing voluntary work for a month in Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park were other highlights…meet Paul on the Secret Compass Gaucho expedition to Argentina.