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
Many of our friends and family follow us on “real-time” social media. But many of our regular blog readers only get their updates here. And you may have noticed that these stories are usually a month or more delayed. For the purpose of accuracy and clarity, I must share some sad news with all of … More Sad news to report-
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?
April 2023 Chile Not all campsites have beautiful views and fantastic surroundings. This time we squeezed in to a spot in a neighborhood behind a busy hospital. We are in the bustling capital city of Chile, the beautiful Santiago. During the day these streets are filled with the vehicles of hospital workers. Nurses, techs, doctors … More Santiago- The capital of Chile
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
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