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5. Wedding – Santiago, Chile

5. Wedding – Santiago, Chile

Mendoza, Argentina. We are in a hostel, visiting the wineries and thinking of going to northern Argentina, blasting emails to all directions, trying to find a wedding there. Meanwhile, Ivan is tagged in a local facebook group for Panamerican travellers and he tries to...
Wining Our Way Through Northern Argentina

Wining Our Way Through Northern Argentina

After arriving in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile it was time for a legitimate American/Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with Jenine, George, Mallary and Chris, complete with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and wine.  We all raised a glass and enjoyed each others’...
Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

February 2016 Driving through the irrigated vineyards of Mendoza we marveled at the fancy wineries, it felt like we were in California’s Napa Valley. Malbec You can tour the different plush wineries, taste the Malbec and buy a case. After an overnight stop in...
Northern Argentina , south along the Andes

Northern Argentina , south along the Andes

The eastern slope of the Argentinian Andes is drier than we had expected. However, sophisticated watering systems, some dating back to the indigenous people, allow for irrigating and agriculture. Slowly we worked our way south. We wanted to visit Aconcagua, the...
WE MADE IT TO THE END OF THE WORLD!!!

WE MADE IT TO THE END OF THE WORLD!!!

WE MADE IT TO THE END OF THE WORLD!!! Over a year of driving, more than 25,000 miles, 14 total countries, hundreds of new friends and memories that will last a lifetime have led us right here, to this moment and place, to the southernmost city on the planet. We are so...
Amigos en la Playa!

Amigos en la Playa!

Our buddies Josh and Jenna, who we met at Descend on Bend, decided to come join us and check out the taco scene.  They are on their way to Argentina in a truck camper and this was their first border. Suerte, amigos!  ...
More engine work and some biking

More engine work and some biking

Saturday was a day spent in the garage, the T3 is back to being a single, after stripping the right head, cylinder and piston it appears the exhaust valve is leaking which is probably accounting for my inability to get it running as sweetly as I should. Good news is...
Northern Argentina

Northern Argentina

In San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)  we said good-bye to our friends and took off for Argentinian border. A new country again, how different they have all been, and how interesting. The border was the usual “gong show” and again, we had to pay $ 160 each to be...
Interlude

Interlude

I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the Galapagos, but it is going to be a while. In the beginning of March when we were in La Paz, Bolivia, my best friend Sean died in NY. After a hectic week of trying to figure out what to do, I decided I wanted to fly to NY to be...
Wine and high peaks

Wine and high peaks

Our main mission in Mendoza was to learn about the region’s wines. The city is Argentina’s capital of winemaking, which in itself is a good enough reason for a visit. But it’s also a rather cool city, with wide tree-lined streets, shady plazas with fountains and...
From Dinosaurs to Space Town

From Dinosaurs to Space Town

Oh no! Not another view of snow-capped peaks, venting volcanos, aqua-marine mountain lakes set against a back-drop of clear blue skies (yawn )! We hadn’t thought it possible to tire of southern Chile’s spectacular landscapes, but after weeks of relentless picturesque...

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