We are Carmin, Mia, Dimas, Cala, Noël and Catire. An Argentinean family. We are not hippies but we love freedom. We have a “normal” life, work, school, home, good friends … A nice life. Like many, we have to make ends meet, we struggle to achieve our daily chores, we organize trips and vacations, and we try to live our faith without making “much trouble” … We like traveling, new places and meeting people. Restless souls, or “culo inquieto” as they say over here. We lived many years in Barcelona, an amazing experience that allowed us to make friendships that will last forever. A few months ago we decided that it was time to fulfill a new dream.
Catire (described by Noël)
Quiet, simple, sincere. Honest. People skills, they say. Loved by all. Likes to be outdoors, the farm, horses, the south of our country. Great cook. He turned his hobby into his profession. A father who is always there. Patient. Daytime. He puts his head on the pillow and falls sleep. But with a few “fernets” he can lift a party that’s decaying. Sensitive, somewhat impulsive, pushing. Sitting in a park drinking mate and talking about this dream he said: “Let’s do it”.
Noël (described by Catire)
She is the woman who helps me to be a better person every day. And the mother of Cala, Dimas, Mia and Carmin. Wonderful dancer and a great athlete. Full of friends who love her. Good-hearted, with a special sensitivity to understand things others don´t. Compulsive student, avid reader and lover of good cinema. Enjoys a meal in the light of the candles as well as a snack with salami and bread. Introverted, she never says anything that she is not sure of. When she decides something, chances are that she will do it. She was born in Paris, grew up in Buenos Aires, lived in Barcelona and the whole world is her home.
12 years old. Cheerful. Creative. Affectionate. Dancer and swimmer. Inveterate reader and lover of libraries. Shy but self assured.. She traveled alone to Barcelona to visit her dearest friends and returned full of gifts for her brother and sisters. Many friends. Sensitive. Pre teenager looking for her place in the sun. Traveling soul, she knows that she has the world at her feet.
8 years old. Active. Restless. Loves the countryside, to be outdoors, dogs, horses and sports. Not shy at all, he can sell popcorn at the beach with no problems at all. He likes to sleep on the floor, says that it is more comfortable and cool. Affectionate and friendly. He fights with his sisters but also takes care of them and misses them when they are not there. As regards this trip…he is excited because he will not go to school and he will return by plane.
5 years all. Pure passion. Intense. She learned to swim and gallop and is learning to speak softly. Talks a lot when in confidence. Loves horses, water, movies and her cousin Jazmín. She watched Matilda more than 20 times and always cries at the sad parts. Very sensible, she does not like to see others suffering. Loves costumes and make up. Witty, contagious laughter and affectionate hugs.
2 years. Quite a character. Small parrot, talks a lot and very well. She knows what she wants. She likes riding horses with dad, dancing and singing, and already knows every letter. Very attached to mamy. No way to get rid of the pacifier. Prudent and curious. Very affectionate, nice, she does not know where she is going or what to expect but when she sees the combi her smile lights up the day.
Catire saw her and our friend and travel coach Diego Nobile declared: “This is it”. A 1980 Brazilian classic VW. It’s already part of the family. Thanks to Luis, Rudy and the great contribution of Iñaki and Santiago is becoming a small house with much grace. With her we’ll reach Filadelfia.