1. Rhona Mitra's South American Adventure

Rhona Mitra's South American Adventure

Rhona's idea of unwinding is an 88 kilometer horseback trek in Patagonia.

Transcript:

CONAN: I SAW YOU A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND YOU MENTIONED TO ME THAT YOU HAD BEEN ON THIS INSANE TRIP AND I WAS CURIOUS, WE DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT IT.
WHERE DID YOU GO?
RHONA MITRA: WE WERE IN NEW YORK, WEARING HEELS AND SIMILAR GARB WHICH IS FOREIGN TO ME BECAUSE I'VE BEEN IN PATAGONIA IN CHILE.
CONAN: I'VE HEARD IT'S UNWORLDLY, PATAGONIA.
RHONA MITRA: DEEP SOUTH HEMISPHERE, BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS AND LORD OF THE RINGS-ESQUE AND RIVERS AND GLACIERS AND CHILEANS AND HORSE RACERS.
CONAN: WERE YOU THERE TO SIGHT SEE?
RHONA MITRA: I'D WRAPPED THIS SHOW AND THE NATURAL THING TO DO, RATHER THAN GET YOUR CHAKRAS REALIGNED.
CONAN: THAT'S AN L.A. THING TO DO.
RHONA MITRA: YOU GET A COLONIC AND CHAKRAS REALIGNED AND I SAID I NEED TO GET MYSELF PLUGGED INTO WILD ADVENTURE AND AN 80 KILOMETER ENDURANCE RACE ON HORSE BACK.
CONAN: 80 KILOMETERS ON HORSE BACK.
THAT'S INTENSE.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RIDE 80 KILOMETERS -- IT WOULD TAKE ME SEVERAL MONTHS.
I WOULD RIDE SLOWLY ON A PONY.
RHONA MITRA: THEY WOULD GET YOU A SHETLAND.
CONAN: I WOULD GO VERY SLOWLY.
THAT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE RIDING HARD TO GO 80 KILOMETERS IN -- ONE DAY?
IS.
RHONA MITRA: YOU START AT 9:00 IN THE MORNING AND END AT 5:00 P.M. AND YOU DO THREE VET CHECKS TO MAKE SURE THE HORSES ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY.
AND THEN ALL GOING WELL, YOU TRUDGE OFF ACROSS THIS INCREDIBLE TERRAIN AND I HONESTLY THOUGHT SOMEBODY HAD DROPPED ACID IN MY TEA BECAUSE I'D TRAVELED 24 HOURS AND WAS INTRODUCED TO THIS BEAUTIFUL HORSE AND GOT TO KNOW HIM FOR MAYBE TWO DAYS AND LITERALLY CANTORRED ACROSS THIS EXTRAORDINARY -- I WAS GIGGLING THE WHOLE WAY BECAUSE IT WAS SO BIZARRE.
CONAN: I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD HEAR ABOUT THIS TRIP.
IT SOUNDS WAY TOO DIFFICULT FOR ME.
I WANT TO DO ONE OF THOSE BICYCLE TRIPS WHERE YOU RIDE 15 FEET AND THEY TAKE OUT AN INCREDIBLE MEAL, A VAN PULLED UP AND THEY GIVE YOU FRENCH FOOD AND YOU GO 20 FEET AND MEXICAN FOOD.
RHONA MITRA: A LOT OF FOOD.
THE GREAT THING ABOUT SOUTH AMERICA IS AMAZING WINE.
IT IS AMAZING WINE.
I HAD A COUPLE OF VERY GOOD FRIENDS AND THEY RUN SAFARIS BECAUSE I WENT TO ARGENTINA AFTERWARDS AND ONE OF THE COMPANIES, JACKO TANGO AND THOSE SAFARIS IN SOUTH AMERICA AND MONGOLIA AND THEY'RE EXTRAORDINARY MEN FROM ALMOST LIKE ANOTHER ERA AND THEY HAPPILY CHAPERONED ME AROUND.
I'M A CAPABLE HORSE WOMAN AND I LOVE BEING OUTSIDE, ANYTHING TO GET ME REALLY AWAY FROM -- YOUR WORKING ON A SHOW FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, YOU'RE IN STUDIO, AS YOU KNOW, YOU GET A LITTLE BIT OF CABIN FEVER.
CONAN: WE HAVE THIS EXPANSIVE VIEW.
RHONA MITRA: IT'S GORGEOUS.
CONAN: YOU HAVE FANTASIES ABOUT GETTING AWAY.
YOU BROUGHT A PICTURE.
I THINK THIS IS -- IT'S ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.
IT DOES LOOK LIKE "LORD OF THE RINGS."
IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GLINGLOR.