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- 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
January 2023- Argentina Okay, maybe not the end of the earth, but certainly the end of the continent. We had reached the Southernmost point of the Americas. South Americas roads end in Ushuaia, Argentina – and we drove there! This is a photo of Ushuaia at night and in the morning. Due to the location, … More The end of the earth!
January 2023- Argentina We spent a few nights beside various lakes on the next leg of our journey. One was calm and peaceful. The juxtaposition of the sky, earth and water created an optical illusion. First I will show you the photo that confuses the minds eye. Then, the photo that helps you sort out … More As far south as we can go……
Argentina- December 2022 The end of the calendar year is closing in on us, and we found ourselves in nearly the center of Argentina! I suspect that not many travelers go this way, as there are few support services. But using iOverlander app and some navigational logic we were able to find two very interesting … More Underwater dreams and Mennonites speaking Spanish!
December 2022 After a brief run through the edge of Uruguay we were back in Argentina to have a peaceful new year. We just have a few days left with our Korean/Latino son, Myungsu and we want to make the best of them. Swimming, nature and a big city for the fun. Our campsite offered … More America and Lincoln, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Brazil December, 2022 This post contains video and photo. If it is not working correctly on your device, please let me know through the contact tab. Thank you. We arrived to the city of Foz do Iguacu, Brazil in the middle of a heat wave. I think I mentioned the heat and humidity … More Iguazu Falls- one of the wonders of the world!
November/December 2022 We finally got everything cleaned up and packed up in the camper and truck. But the truly hard part was saying goodbye to our farm-family. These folks mean so much to us and took such great care of us. But we have a journey to complete here in South America. Leaving Dois Irmaos … More The Journey Begins Again