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The End of the World As We Know It // Argentina & Chile

After motoring on and exploring the rainforest wonderland of the Carretera Austral in Chile, nothing could have felt more alien than entering the steppes of Argentina through the remote border of Paso Roballos. We had hiked and camped in places that will enchant our dreams forever, but summer in Patagonia is a short season with so much to see and do, so we journeyed on towards new adventures, towards the promise of the unknown, the next, the (personally) undiscovered.
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Motoring the Carretera Austral // Chilean Patagonia

The Carratera Austral may well be one of the most scenic highways on planet earth. It is also a road with a tumultuous past. Construction began in 1976 under the dictator Augusto Pinochet to show his power and link Chile’s rural southern communities, that were previously only accessible through neighboring Argentina or by temperamental ocean passage, to the rest of the country. We visited mass graves of people killed by Pinochet’s military regime…
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No Van, New Plan // Chile

Vanlife has us spoiled: when we want to go, we go, when we see something nice, we stop and see it, if we meet someone who tells us some new bit of information, we are free to follow it. We like this gypsy life we lead, so even since the van was in the shop, we saw no need to sit and twiddle our thumbs as the piston got sorted. In the past 28 months on the road, our family that has grown from three to four has spent plenty of time living in greasy & grimey workshops as the van gets repaired, but not this time.
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