Patagonia Paradise Property for Sale

November 30th, 2013 Posted in Real Estate Opportunities | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie

One of my long time clients is selling his beautiful property. Located just off the Peninsula San Pedro, about 20 minutes from downtown Bariloche is the Patagonia Paradise Property.

Exterior-Casa

Located in a very peaceful setting, the property consists of a main house, guest house, an Argentine “quincho”, caretaker home and large garage and workshop.

Grounds

The guest house has been on the rental program and has its own separate website, Bariloche Log Cabin.

Entrance

If you have been considering purchasing a piece of Patagonia real estate, contact Alfredo at alanar.alfredo@gmail.com.

¡Te extraño Argentina!

August 18th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Written by Jamie

As many of our readers know, Shanie and I left Argentina as full time residents back in October, 2010. Here it is almost 2 years removed from la vida loca, and I find myself reflecting back on my beautiful time there.

Many things have changed since crossing over the equator, but one thing has remained constant. My experiences in Argentina continue to be on my mind, especially when I’m waiting in line, jaja. En serio, I am so grateful for having the opportunity to call both Salto de Las Rosas and Llao Llao home. Both chapters were full of amazing life experiences that have made me a better person. The friends I made and the culture that I embraced will forever be cherished.

I sometimes close my eyes and can remember this view, from the old living room.

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Argentina, you will forever be close in my heart!

Reasons to Visit Argentina

July 11th, 2012 Posted in travel | 5 Comments »

Written by Tiara of One Travel

Argentina, the beautiful country of Gauchos, Mate, Asado, Tango, Pampas, and Dulce de leche, is a country waiting to be discovered and appreciated. Bombarded with treasures of pleasures, stunning natural marvels, elegant capital offering European-flavored sophistication, fantastic culture, and typical cuisine that dishes out big steaks of the best meat of the world, Argentina is unlike any place you ever visited. From a sultry street tango on a bustling street in Buenos Aires to the enormous whip-cracking sound of a house-sized chunk of ice falling from a glacier in Patagonia, its a jewel of a place. Perhaps the extreme diversity that the country offers is one reason why people are flocking to this corner of the globe.

Find the top five alluring facts of Argentina below.

Tango

Catch some authentic tango.

Tango is one of the most unique cultural contributions of Argentina to the world culture. It is everywhere in Argentina. The passionate rhythms and true expression created by the tango have had people around the world hooked for well over a century. There is something utterly captivating about the intricacy of the footwork, the dramatic flourish of the music and the smoldering, sexy undercurrent of the dance itself. Avail Tango lessons, Tango shopping, Tango restaurants and the best Tango shows. The tango is a gorgeous symbol of Argentina and to see it in motion is a truly unique and beautiful experience.

Horses in Argentina

Fancy Cowboys?

Ponies have been a part of Argentine culture since gauchos (Argentine cowboys) roamed the expansive fields across the country. A dusty path in the blazing sun in the mountains of central Argentina – and the horses carrying sun-soaked men wearing large round hats with folded edges, their baggy pants straddling the saddle. These are gauchos, Argentina’s answer to North America’s cowboys. As a visitor, you can enjoy the activities by enrolling in polo lessons, visiting the Hippodrome to watch races, or taking a day trip for a ride through the country.

Argentine Wine

Gets Better with age!

Undoubtedly, Argentina is one of the world’s top destinations for wine lovers. It is a rare and special treat to drink a glass of wine in the same city its grape was grown. But it happens here. The Mendoza wine country is amazing with the most spectacular scenery. There’s nothing better than sipping some amazing wine and seeing the Andes mountains so close you feel you could touch them and covered in snow.

Shopping in Palermo Soho

Loosen your purse strings!

Home to markets, outdoor eateries, parks and cobbled lanes full of life, Palermo is a Buenos Aires must. Beautiful boutique shops line the streets of Palermo Soho, a hub of the relentlessly creative design district in Buenos Aires. Be prepared for long strolls interrupted by halting stops to gawk at window designs just this side of fine art. There seems to be a custom shoe store around every corner in Palermo Soho, all filled with amazing designs. Many restaurants have daily lunch specials on their open-air terraces – try El Manto on Costa Rica. guiaoleo.com.ar has the best dining options in Buenos Aires.

The Steaks in Argentina

Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.

Argentinian beef has become world famous specialty. It’s no secret that Argentina consume an inordinate amount of meat They love it and know it well. What makes Argentine steaks so tasty? The cows are healthier and, so it is said, the beef tastier. It comes from the cows that graze on nutrient rich river basin soil from the Rio De Plate. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to try a traditional ‘Asado’ where the excellent quality meat is grilled to perfection and the natural flavors are unforgettable. No doubt Argentina has the world’s second highest consumption rate of beef, with yearly consumption at 55 kg per head.

Come, fall head over heels in love with this large, elongated country in the southern part of South America.

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2012 Ski Season Underway

July 5th, 2012 Posted in sports, travel | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie

Northern Patagonia and the Andes have been receiving lots of snow this season.

Bariloche SnowPhoto courtesy of Andes Cross

Cerro Catedral, just 20 minutes from Bariloche, is now reporting 200 cm of snow at the summit.

With this much snow so early, 2012 should be a great season.

If you are considering a trip to the Lakes District this winter, do it!

Cerro Catedral to Open for 2012 Ski Season

June 23rd, 2012 Posted in sports, travel | No Comments »

Cerro Catedral will be open for skiing starting tomorrow, June 23.

Base of Catedral

Thanks to the recent snows, South America’s largest ski resort will be operating 4 lifts initially.

The forecast is calling for more snow tonight and than early next week. We sincerely hope the region has a great winter, especially after the past challenges with the volcano.

Top Luxury Retreats in Patagonia

April 12th, 2012 Posted in travel | 1 Comment »

Alongside some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes and wild open spaces, Patagonia is also home to some of the most well-designed, best located and downright luxurious hotels on the continent. For a South American luxury holiday to Patagonia, here’s a pick of the best places to lay your head.

Beautiful Laguna de Los Tres with Mt Fitz Roy in the background as seen in Patagonia, Argentina.

Explora Patagonia – Chile

With sister hotels in the Atacama and on Easter Island, Explora Patagonia has one of the best locations of them all sitting on the shores of Lake Pehoe in the Torres del Paine National Park. Waking up here, you’re greeted with stunning views and first class cuisine to match. Explora hotels are known for their fantastic guides and variety of excursions ranging in difficulty for all levels of fitness.

Explora Hotel

Los Notros – Los Glaciers National Park

With an amazing location perched on the Peninsula de Magallanes, Los Notros is the only lodge with views of the Perito Moreno glacier. Just 70km from El Calafate has 32 guestrooms where the breath-taking views can be taken in from the luxury of your own bath. The Perito Moreno glacier is the focus of activities here though boat trips on the turquoise lake and guided walks ensure that the glacier can be viewed from all angles, and for the more intrepid, the six-hour ‘big ice’ tour allows you to strap on crampons and climb into the centre of the glacier itself.

Ice trekking in perito moreno glacier, patagonia argentina.

Design Suites Calafate

Quirky and elegant, Design Suites Calafate is a boutique bolt hole created by one of Argentina’s most prestigious architects, Carlos Ott. The Lake View suites are well worth booking for the sweeping panoramas of Lago Argentin and the restaurant serves up progressive Argentinean cuisine as well as having a wide range of local wines. Style hounds with a nose for adventure, this one is for you.

Design Suites outside

Bedroom-Design-Suites

Article brought to you by John over at Exsus Luxury Holidays

Living and Running a Business in Argentina – An Interview with Jamie Schectman

February 10th, 2012 Posted in business, resources | 1 Comment »

Jamie was interviewed on Expat Daily News Radio.

He discussed both chapters of our lives in Argentina, how to conduct business, address the cultural differences and other fun tidbits.

We hope you enjoy it.

Living and Running a Business in Argentina- An Interview with Jamie Schectman

¡Los Flores!

December 20th, 2011 Posted in flora | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie

As some of you know, we lived in beautiful Patagonia from 2007 until 2010.

Many lasting memories, some amazing friendships and some huge life lessons were had and they will never be forgotten. It’s a place that will be forever special in our hearts.

A guest from one of our rental properties sent us some photos of the flowers going off. We hope you enjoy them as much we do.

DVP flowers

DVP

Los Flores

¡Hay Nieve!

August 6th, 2011 Posted in sports | 5 Comments »

Written by Jamie

Like many things in Argentina, the snow arrived late this winter. However, I am happy to report the Andes are now covered in a nice blanket of white.

Here’s a few photos taken by Wild Patagonia from this week on Cerro Lopez.

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Skinning above Refugio Lopez

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Cerro Tronador and the Lakes District of Patagonia

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Andean Powder Skiing, August 2011

Cerro Catedral to Open for 2011 Season

July 14th, 2011 Posted in sports, travel | 1 Comment »

Cerro Catedral, located just outside Bariloche, has announced it will open for the season this Saturday, July 16. On the schedule for skiers are 3 chairs.

The forecast is calling more snow. For updated conditions, click here.

We wish all our friends in the Andes an excellent ski season.

Catedral July 14

Cerro Catedral, July 14, 2011