Archive for November, 2007

ADT Alarm Company Pac Bell Award Winner Update

Friday, November 30th, 2007 Posted in business, day to day | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie  I wanted to give an update on our x-alarm company...the winner of last year's Pac Bell Award. As you may remember, the Pac Bell is awarded to only the least efficient, least service-oriented companies of the world.  The problems ...

Beauty and Gratitude

Thursday, November 29th, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Written by Shanie  Once again, the beauty of Patagonia leaves me in awe. As noted before, my parents were in town for the last few weeks.  Having family around was great.  Sometimes Jamie and I wonder if we are crazy and think that ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 Posted in culture, phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

a las palabras se las lleva el viento: words are the same as wind. This is the Argentine version of "talk is cheap."  Special thanks to Madre Matthews for reminding us of this important phrase.

Patagonian Flora

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 Posted in flora, lifestyle | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie  Here is a new feature we will add from time to time. Since there is so much incredible plant life in these parts, we figure sharing them from time to time would be a good thing. Lupinos

El Bolson Craft Fair

Monday, November 26th, 2007 Posted in lifestyle | 13 Comments »

Written by Jamie About an hour and a half south of Bariloche is the town of El Bolson. At an elevation of about 1,000 feet above sea level, and tucked between the Andes to the west and some big mountains to ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, November 24th, 2007 Posted in picture of the week | 1 Comment »

This week's shot comes from one of our guests. It was taken at sunrise from the Casita Llao Llao. Thanks to Dorothy and Steve for the picture.

Argentine Peso versus World Currencies

Friday, November 23rd, 2007 Posted in business, day to day | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie  Watching TV and reading the news I have been hearing more and more about the weakening United States Dollar. Here in Argentina, we have seen the dollar continue to be strong against the Peso. I am not sure ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 Posted in culture, phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

tu vieja baila en tanga: your mother dances in a thong. One would use this phrase to offend a person.

Day Trip to Cerro Tronador

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 Posted in sports | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie  We decided to take advantage of the incredible weather and take a drive to the base of Cerro Tronador, elevation  11,453  feet above sea level. Tronador straddles the Argentina/Chile border and means thunder in Español. This mighty mountain lives up to ...

World Class Bicycling around Circuito Chico

Monday, November 19th, 2007 Posted in day to day, sports | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie My parents are visiting us here in Bariloche for the first time. It's great having family enjoying the area with us. My Dad has always been an avid bicycle enthusiast. The last two mornings he has been borrowing Jamie's bike and the two ...