Luca Cardenas and his partner Flor Bratovich have arrived in Vancouver from Argentina, not by plane, but by driving their 1989 Cadillac limousine through 17 countries for the past two years.
“At the beginning it was a real adventure. No plans, no dates, no nothing, and it’s perfect,” says Cardenas.
The couple travels light and stores everything they need in their car — from a bed, small stove and a kitchen sink. The limousine they’re cruising in is covered in bumper stickers showing places they’ve travelled to during their 40,000 kilometre journey.
Cardenas, a writer and Bratovich, a photographer have documented their travels in a book called ‘América Sin Limites’ or ‘America without limits’. They sell their books and photos along the way to help finance their trip, and stay with acquaintances and new friends.
“We know a lot about us for sure, but we know right now about a lot of different types of lives, different worlds living together, we’ve been in the jungle in the Amazon, we’ve been in the poorest cities in North America and the richest. We spend a lot of nights sleeping with poor people but they teach us a lot because they give us everything.”
If you’ve ever dreamed of hopping in the car and taking off, Cardenas has some advice.
“It’s very important to have an adventure once in a lifetime, it’s not for everybody. I think it’s the best thing that we did it in our life time.”
They started off on the southernmost tip of the Americas and hope to make their final destination somewhere in Alaska.
© Shaw Media, 2014