Archive for January, 2008

Views of the Recent Time Change

Thursday, January 31st, 2008 Posted in day to day, lifestyle | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie Since the last minute announcement and controversial time change last month, I figured I would share my observations. The most obvious is that sunsets have been well after 10:00pm. And since we both like to hike the trails when no ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

tengo sangresita en mi ojo: I have a little blood in my eye. One would use this phrase to say they want revenge. For example, the other day, Jamie was playing foosball with an 8 year old kid. The kid beat ...

Change of Address, Argentine Style

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 Posted in business, day to day | No Comments »

Written by Jamie As mentioned here, a DNI is the national identification card of Argentina. It is also, pretty much, the key to receiving a lot of benefits, from lower priced airfare to tax advantages, and much more. We decided it ...

Voting from Abroad

Monday, January 28th, 2008 Posted in day to day, resources | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie For the first time in the history of the election process, American voters living overseas will be able to cast their vote via the internet. There are approximately 6 million US citizens living abroad. In the past, absentee ballots ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, January 26th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Water skiing on Lago Moreno.

Diving into Summer

Friday, January 25th, 2008 Posted in day to day, sports, weather | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie Since the weather has been so warm lately, we figured going to a lower elevation lake might be a nice way to spend a lazy summer day. Lago Steffen, 1,670 feet above sea level, is about 1.5 hours south ...

A Little Mate Lesson

Thursday, January 24th, 2008 Posted in culture, day to day | 16 Comments »

Written by Shanie  There is one thing that the Argentines do more than anything else and that is drink mate (pronounced mah-tay). The mate culture has found its way into all crevices of the Argentine culture. Whether rich or poor, young ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

hasta las manos: up to the hands. Using this phrase would imply your hands are full.

Rosa Mosqueta; Thorny but Helpful

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 Posted in flora | No Comments »

Written by Shanie  Rosa Mosqueta or Rose Hip is a non-native, evasive, thorny plant here in Northern Patagonia.  It grows everywhere and takes over.  But it does have some amazing qualities that make it worth its thorniness. The oil that is contained within ...

Gas Prices Slashed

Monday, January 21st, 2008 Posted in business, day to day | 13 Comments »

Written by Jamie In case I wasn't already sure, some things in Argentina defy logic. Take gas prices for example. Overnight, prices were reduced 32 centavos per liter for diesel. I had read recently in the Buenos Aires Herald that the government ...