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
Argentina May 2023 The well-known wine region of Argentina is Mendoza. While it is a dry, beautiful area, wine is just not our thing. So we searched the map and found Malargue and some mountain hot springs. We headed across the vast plains of Argentina, and up into the mountains. Malargue was made famous … More Cosmic Rays, Goats and Hot Springs
May 23- Argentina While most of our readers are probably not familiar with the geography of South America, a quick glance at the map shows that Argentina borders several countries. This particular time we entered from Chile into the Mendoza region, which is roughly the center of Argentina. After a bathroom break at … More Argentina, Mendoza region-
May 2023 – Chile/Argentina Leaving Santiago did not turn out to be as simple as we had hoped. Several aspects of the situation kept us tethered to our city street campsite for many weeks. But finally we made it out. We left for a small community outside the city and parked in a yard with … More Exiting Chile on the snail road….
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
May 2023 – Chile In early May we celebrated our wedding anniversary in Santiago, Chile with a very lovely sushi dinner. Mike and Geneva have been married for 19 years! Then we packed up from our city street parking location and went driving around the area to see a few things. The first stop … More Feathers, Wine and Salt?
March 2023- Chile Driving north towards Santiago, we stopped for a night at a recommended campsite that had our curiosity on high. We had read a little about this place, but it seemed unbelievable, truly. But before we could enter, we had to pass through a serious, security checkpoint after driving along a razor wire … More Nazi Germany in Chile- But was it a cult?
March 2023- Chile Leaving the islands of Chiloe, including our fun experience on Isla Anihue brought mixed feelings. We were sad to leave our friends and the beautiful lifestyle of the islands. But we were ready to continue the trip and take care of some medical needs. We rented a place near our friends in … More Puerto Varas friends and fitness
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