Before our final push to the end of the Carretera Austral, we stopped in Coyhaique, the capital of the Aysen region in Patagonia. We have an AirBnB for about a week, and we’re using our time here to resupply and get ahead in school work before venturing into a more remote region of Patagonia. While […]
We almost didn’t camp in Parque National Queulat. Mark had a big call for his new job pop up, and we needed to have cell service so that he could take that call. We decided to pull into the closest town to Queulat, which was Puyuhuapi, and see how reception was. I didn’t want to […]
Though we had constant rain, we managed to get a good night sleep at camp and had stunning views of the hanging glacier. The clouds parted long enough for us to get some shots at the mirador.
The small town provided a chance for a light resupply and enough cell service to make a couple of calls. It’s a quiet fishing village, and we found excellent seafood dinner at El Muelle, “the dock”.
We grew accustomed to our rustic cabin on the banks of the Futaleufu River. Though we were remote and the cabin lacked some necessities, the green river and dramatic landscape redeemed the other conditions. We made a few visits to the sleepy town, but we found the most enjoyment swimming in the river.
One thing Mark and I were talking about recently is just how loud Chile has been. In Santiago, we had the apartment parties across the street with our favorite penthouse guy that liked to party until 7am on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We had the kid who played soccer at 2am on his porch below us […]
Since we were abroad this Christmas, some of our family members Venmo’d us money to spend on excursions and experiences in Chile. We used a gift from granddad to take the family on one of the top rated zip line experiences in Chile, Canopy Chile outside Puerto Varas. At one point, the zip line travels […]
When we were in Puerto Varas, we had a long day coming back from Chiloe and were nearly out of groceries. Mark and I ordered some Uber Eats which was surprisingly available in Puerto Varas, the only other place we’d seen it offered was Santiago. We were pretty pumped to have dinner delivered. We placed […]
We spent a lot of time figuring out where to go for what at our grocery stores in Vitacura and on the road. Here’s some of our findings. Unimarc In Santiago, about 2 months after we moved in, the Unimarc down the street reopened after being closed for a fire. We could find mostly what […]
We ventured a bit off the beaten path to Palena, Chile, a sleepy town south of Futaleufu and near the border with Argentina. We drove the fifty KMs to the town for fuel and few grocery items. We were running low, and they have a small COPEC gas station there. Since we’re so remote, it […]