Archive for October, 2007

The Varying Colors of the Lake

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Written by Jamie When I woke up this morning, I did the same thing I always do, which is to look out at the lake. Before living here, I always dreamed of living in a house with a great lake view. I ...

Twelve Differences about Driving in Argentina

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 Posted in culture, day to day, lifestyle | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie As I was driving today it hit me that beyond the usual driving license and particular driving laws (such as no left turn across traffic in certain Argentinian provinces) there are quite a few differences between driving in Argentina ...

Top 10 Reflections on my Trip to the United States

Monday, October 29th, 2007 Posted in culture, lifestyle | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie   As I sit in my office and look out at the big lake and the Andes, I figured I would share some of my observations from my trip to Southern California. The contrast between home here in Patagonia ...

Photo of the week

Sunday, October 28th, 2007 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Wild horses; taken in the Las Leñas valley

My Thoughts on the Presidential Election in Argentina

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 Posted in culture, lifestyle | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie  Tomorrow is the Argentinian presidential election.  This is my first presidential election living in Argentina.  It is interesting seeing some of the differences between the United States and Argentina's political systems. Here are some of the things that I have ...

Positive Thoughts for our Home State of California

Friday, October 26th, 2007 Posted in lifestyle | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie  As we have stated before we are from Lake Tahoe, California.  I would just like to extend our warmest thoughts and well-wishes to the victims of the intense, destructive and horrifying fires.  We hope that the love and light of ...

Bariloche Real Estate in Today’s Market

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 Posted in real estate | 5 Comments »

Written by Shanie  My parents are coming to visit in a few weeks.  They are interested in looking at properties to buy so Jamie and I decided to do some homework and see what is out there in today's market. As it ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 Posted in culture, phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

The word bola (ball) is a common word but it also has many different slang versions that are useful to know. The phrase "dar(verb) bola" means to give the ball, literally, or to pay attention to (example:  no me da bola = he doesn't ...

Spring is in the Air

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 Posted in day to day | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie  Spring is definitely in the air in Patagonia. It seems that last weeks few inches of snow was winters last breath of air.  I have started the in-depth task of remodeling the landscaping of our forty year old property.  Stubborn, ...

Picture of the week

Sunday, October 21st, 2007 Posted in culture, day to day, picture of the week | No Comments »

More people need to do this for themselves... "Closed this week for a change of perspective"