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….
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 several videos and also links to other stories We are on the final leg of the Carretera Austral through the Patagonia region of Chile. The road through Patagonia has been challenging and beautiful. This final section continued that theme! The curves were sharp and the warnings of approaching … More Patagonia Region – Walls, Waterfalls, Hot Springs
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