Archive for February, 2008

Trámite Update

Friday, February 29th, 2008 Posted in day to day | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie As posted earlier this week, we have been waiting for our residency folder to arrive from Buenos Aires. Today we returned to migraciones (the immigration office) and sure enough the famous "expendiente" had arrived. Sitting at her large, lawyer-like desk, the lady ...

Health Insurance Update

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 Posted in day to day | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie As previously posted, we signed up for health insurance with OSDE a while back. I thought I would follow up and share my findings so far. I have had some tests done, as well as gone to the dentist and ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

cualquiera: any, whatever. This would be used when someone is talking nonsense. It more or less means, you don't know what your talking about or talking nonsense. Kind of like slang in the US when someone says, "whatever".

The Amancay Flower

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 Posted in flora | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie  The Amancay is a very beautiful and popular flower in the Bariloche area.  There are many businesses that use the name of this wild plant for their enterprise.  Many consider this to be the most lovely of all ...

¡Estamos en Trámite!

Monday, February 25th, 2008 Posted in business, day to day | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie We often post about the great things about living in Argentina and more specifically Patagonia. Well, life isn't always a bowl of cherries. Take today for example. We are trying to renew our residency. We figured we have lived here over ...

Thunderstorms in Bariloche

Sunday, February 24th, 2008 Posted in day to day | No Comments »

Written by Shanie Living in San Rafael, Mendoza, we were often treated to the wondrous sounds and visual displays of thunderstorms and lightening shows.  But since moving to Bariloche that has been a thing of the past.  That is until today. The days ...

For Carol

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 Posted in day to day | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie  I found out last night that a dear friend succumbed to her horrible and painful fight with cancer.  It has been a hard day, but I am trying to feel peace that she is not suffering anymore. Jamie, the ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 Posted in picture of the week, sports | 2 Comments »

Afternoon fishing on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi

Technical Difficulties

Friday, February 22nd, 2008 Posted in day to day | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie We are currently experiencing internet issues in the whole region. I am borrowing a friend's dial up connection. We are unsure how long this will last. So, please excuse the delay in postings. UPDATE 22:00 Just returned from a bike ride and we ...

Catedral Hosts Chayanne in Concert

Thursday, February 21st, 2008 Posted in culture, day to day, entertainment, lifestyle | No Comments »

Written by Shanie  Wednesday night the musician and Puerto Rican heart throb Chayanne played an outdoor concert for more or less 6000 excited fans.  It was a one-of-a-kind in that Catedral, the ski area, created the parking lot into a concert ...