“Flying would have been cheaper, but we really wanted to stay with our car,” says Kevin. They use the long journey to exercise on the deck, lift weights in the weight room, be offline and, above all, to learn Spanish. Kevin’s mother is from Brazil, Lars’s mother is Finnish, and his father is half Finnish. Foreign languages are important to the school friends. Seven months later, they will agree: “The Pan-American Highway not only broadened our horizons, but also taught us another language.” In the weeks that follow, the twentysomethings travel from Uruguay through Patagonia to Ushuaia, Argentina, one of the southern most cities in the world. There they start their Pan-American tour along the Andes through Chile, which is sparsely populated in the south. They continue their journey through the northern provinces of Argentina to Peru. In the Andes, they drive from sea level to an altitude of 4,700 metres, conquering one of the highest passes anywhere in the estate model.