Archive for June, 2008

Telenovela Update

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 Posted in culture, lifestyle, politics | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie Telenovela means soap opera in Spanish and since the current strike is starting to resemble a bad soap opera, I figured this would be an appropriate title. Yesterday, Wednesday, everything that was scheduled (National Day of Protest, Pro Government ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 3 Comments »

a quien madruga, dios lo ayuda:the one who wakes up early, god helps. This is the Argentine version of "the early bird gets the worm".

Farm Strike, The Very Latest

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 Posted in business, culture, politics | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie As I have posted before, there has been an on again/off again farm strike in Argentina. Thankfully, this ongoing dispute has had little impact in Patagonia. In and around Buenos Aires and other parts of the country, however, ...

Argentina Airline Travel Information

Monday, June 16th, 2008 Posted in resources, travel | 27 Comments »

Written by Jamie I am often asked about airline travel here in Argentina. It is sometimes difficult to find information on the subject. So, I thought I would help unravel part of the mystery and share some tips I have learned. ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, June 14th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 13 Comments »

Another stellar Patagonian sunset!

Possible New Boat Service

Friday, June 13th, 2008 Posted in travel | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie According to, there is talk of a new boat service between downtown Bariloche (Puerto San Carlos) and Villa La Angostura. Though it is still in the idea stages, the plan would be to have 4 to 5 ...

On Second Thought

Thursday, June 12th, 2008 Posted in sports | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie In true Argentine fashion, Cerro Catedral announced this morning, that it is postponing their opening date for lack of snow. The irony of this decision is that when they first advertised their opening date of June 12, there ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

no poner todos los huevos en la misma canasta:don't put all the eggs in the same basket. A phrase that does not get lost in translation.

The Hyatt Wants In

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 Posted in business, travel | No Comments »

Written by Jamie There was an article in one of the local online sites stating that some executives of the Hyatt Hotel chain had a meeting with the new Bariloche mayor, Marcelo Cascon. They expressed interest in constructing a Hyatt Regency in the ...

Rumors Flying About Catedral

Monday, June 9th, 2008 Posted in sports, travel | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie There seems to be some rumors flying around about the opening of Bariloche's ski area, Cerro Catedral.  A fellow blogger wrote an entry that the mountain wasn't to open until the 29th of June.  We also heard that people ...