May 2023 Argentina Wandering back through the Mendoza, Wine Region of Argentina we found a winery with a labyrinth. This was tucked into the beautiful gardens and nestled under some huge eucalyptus trees. The super bonus was that the dogs were allowed to join us for the maze! We studied that map, and climbed … More Lost in Labyrinths and Exploring a Cave
May 2023 – Chile In between our city street parking we did a bit of roaming around. The last post was about wine and salt. This time we went to the mountains for some refreshingly cold nights and a soak in some hot springs. The photo above shows a glimpse of typical highway … More Hot springs in a mountain setting
March 2023- Chile Earlier in our stories told you about our visit to Puerto Natales at the southern edge of Patagonia. https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2023/07/09/a-ferry-to-patagonia-here-we-go/ While we were there we met a sweet American couple, traveling in their Volkswagon Vanagon. They invited us to come for a visit to their island sheep farm on Isla Anihue. … More An island opportunity – Isla Anihue
March 2023- Chile The ferry crossed a large inlet of the South Pacific Ocean and deposited us in the city of Quellon. This is a bustling port city with a seedy energy about it and a lot of traffic. Most of the homes looked worn down and weathered by the sea, the storms and lack … More Isla Chiloe – A step back in time
February 2023- Chile (Note: this post contains unedited, colorful images and videos – best viewed on a screen that allows you to enjoy the incredible beauty of Mother Nature) Group tours are just not our thing. We try to find ways to explore on our own. We try to avoid being bunched up with selfie-sticks … More Marble Caves- Chile (Patagonia region)
February 2023- Chile What is the Carretera Austral? (Spanish = Southern Way) Chilean Highway 7 Of course you can find the answer on the internet. But you can also take a look at this information and see a little bit of the Carretera Austral through our eyes. This iconic roadway meanders through parts of Tierra … More Q-What is the Carretera Austral? A-Patagonia.
February 2023- Argentina As we left the dirt roads and canyons where we were hunting for rock art, we spotted a woman sitting in an alcove of rocks near an intersection. She had a bicycle and a thermos and was trying to stay tucked in, out of the wind. As we grew closer her little … More Put your hands on the wall and blow!
February 2023- Argentina Leaving the extreme mountain peaks for a bit, we headed into some vast flat regions. The highway was dull, but this little roadside stop offered some entertainment. As we pulled in we spotted these two foxes wrestling. We parked far enough away to watch without disturbing the two playful pals. After fox … More Foxes, legends and off road art hunting!
February 2023- Argentina We rolled in to the town of El Calafate and were immediately shocked by the level of tourism. This place was crawling with an international crowd of folks from varied backgrounds. We saw smelly backpackers rubbing elbows with the Tommy Hilfiger crowd at the local brew pubs. On the sidewalks we spotted … More El Calafate and Lago Argentina
January 2023- Chile From Puerto Natales we were able to explore the Torres Del Paine National Park. We were not interested in long, strenuous hikes, but rather slow drives, easy strolls and beautiful vistas. We were very fortunate to have good weather on the day we decided to drive through the park. The second day … More Torres Del Paine- Chile