In One Picture: Technology in Argentina’s Andes
This picture of a guide jabbering away on his cell phone during a horseback trip in Argentina’s Andes Mountains is one of my favorites. During my first trip to South America, I was lucky to stay in the wine country of Mendoza for several days. Somehow I ended up signing up for a horseback trip, and I ended up as the only one who showed up. I was able to ride for hours in a spectacularly empty patch of the Andes. I was surrounded by quiet: with the exception of my “guide,” Miguel, who occasionally checked in with the boss . . . though based on his tone I think his girlfriend was also receiving calls. This winter day ended up as one of the best travel days I had ever experienced, with or without a cell phone.
Part of our on-again-off-again In One Picture Series.