Leaving Alfonso out of this one; will report when we know more. Currently he is happy under a tree at a great campsite outside of San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro de Atacama is definitely the Pucon of the north. There is so much to do and see it seems impossible to get to everything. … Continue reading San Pedro de Atacama: desert oasis
The day we left Vilches was a sad one. We were really going to miss everyone and ten days of waking up in the same place (a real bed) and being able to go to the bathroom without getting fully dressed were really nice. The instability of vanlife is definitely one of the benefits but … Continue reading Elqui Valley: Pisco Paradise
The rest of our time in Vilches was very relaxing. Each day was essentially planned the morning of during one of our 3 coffee breaks and always ended up happening in the afternoon. We spent most mornings hanging and trying to sell Alfonso (I know, it’s sad but we need to continue our journey!). The … Continue reading Vilches: A Week Off
It took us 2 days to get from Pucon to a little town called Vilches where Becca’s mom’s Aunt Anneke lives. The first day it rained hard the entire day and our bed got pretty soaked. We took shelter at a gas station to watched some movies, and barely managed to cook a meal for … Continue reading Vilches: Family Time in Chile
It turns out that the 5am alarm was only for me, so I could wake up and get the water boiling while Becca caught a few more minutes of shut eye. At 5:30, I woke her up with a cup of coffee so I didn’t get yelled at, and we ate breakfast in the outdoor … Continue reading Volcano Villarrica
The journey to Pucon was quite rainy but otherwise uneventful except for a local gas station attendant trying to pull the wool over eyes by charging us the wrong amount! Luckily with 2 extra passengers in the back it’s easy to keep track of what we actually have to pay (he charged us the number … Continue reading Pucón: rad.
Having crossed into Argentina from Chile twice prior to Futaleufu, we were expecting a smooth transition and to be on our way quickly to Bariloche. After crossing the Chilean boarder, we arrived at the Argentinian border and got our stamps before heading to the car import desk to get Alfonso into the country and this … Continue reading AdVANture Detour
Well what a few days (or week) it has been! So much to say! Gonna try to break it down to more bite-sized pieces. In Coyhaique we stayed in an awesome campsite called El Camping, which had (mostly) hot showers and great wifi, which was an absolute luxury. We say mostly hot because Becca was … Continue reading Alfonso Fix-Up
Burning through the “Northern Patagonia” of Argentina is a touch boring. At one point I could see the road disappear over the curve of the earth with no bend insight. We were aiming for Chile Chico, a small border town just inside the Argentina-Chile border about 300km north of Gob. Gregores. Alfonso with his new … Continue reading The Marble Caves: making our way north!
Nature has a way of at one point reminding you of a place you’ve been then seconds later showing you something completely new. Torres Del Paine National Park is a natural wonder and I get excited just typing about it now. Please, if you’re taking the time to read this, quickly go add it to … Continue reading Torres Del Paine: Part 1