Salkantay Trek: Machu Picchu!

**Still having problems with the cloud, unfortunately I am now on a beach and am likely too sunburnt too look for a ladder... It is definitely easier to wake up when you are really excited to see something. This was definitely the case on the morning of Machu Picchu, even Becca got out of bed … Continue reading Salkantay Trek: Machu Picchu!

The Last Drive…

After finally deciding we needed to make a move, Becca and I found ourselves driving back towards Calama at 15km/h up the hill out of San Pedro de Atacama because that was all that Alfonso could muster. Driving up a 15km long road at that speed takes some patience, especially when double decker passenger buses … Continue reading The Last Drive…

Elqui Valley: Pisco Paradise

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

Villa La Angostura: We’ll be moving here when we’re 60

After leaving the park we headed for Villa La Angostura, as the weather wasn’t supposed to be great for a few days and we felt we did as much as we needed, minus some hikes, in Bariloche. Villa La Angostura is on the north end of Lago Nahual Huapi and is a beautiful little ski … Continue reading Villa La Angostura: We’ll be moving here when we’re 60

Bariloche Part 2

Bariloche is a very cool city. Known for its chocolate and skiing, what’s not to like?! We used this day in the city to get some errands done (like laundry, which hadn’t been done since Puerto Natales... a mere 3 weeks before). We also discovered some delicious bakeries, a cool climbing gym, and went to … Continue reading Bariloche Part 2

AdVANture Detour

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

The Marble Caves: making our way north!

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!