“¡Feliz Año Nuevo! de tu pais,” (Happy New Year from your country) I wished Lyna.
“Where are you?” she asked.
“You must go to my home in Alumine in Patagonia. My parents would love to host you.”
I had met Lyna only twice back in New Hampshire and here she was asking me to go to her home. After experiencing South American hospitality for five months, I wasn’t entirely surprised.
I added her hometown to my itinerary.
It took me two buses, six hitched rides and 48 hours to reach her hometown from Buenos Aires.