Archive for August, 2008

Santa Rosa in the House

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Posted in culture, weather | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie Just like clockwork, the famed "Santa Rosa" storm arrived in the Andes. Almost every year, during the last week in August, a huge storm or "tormenta" comes through Argentina. It is called the Santa Rosa because it coincides with the saint's ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Looking west from the patio.

Overseas Voting Information

Friday, August 29th, 2008 Posted in resources | No Comments »

Written by Jamie As the election season really starts heating up, I figured this would be a good time to post some important information for those U.S. citizens living abroad. There is a new Federal Voting Assistance Program that is being implemented. More ...

Argentine Senate Declares Obesity is a Disease

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Posted in culture | No Comments »

Written by Jamie As reported by the Associated Press, the Argentine senate considers obesity to be a disease and should be treated and covered by health insurance. In a country with very few overweight people, at least in comparison to back home ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 5 Comments »

caer como peludo de regalo:to fall like the gift of an armadillo. One would use this to describe a surprise visit from an unwelcome guest.

The Flora and Fauna vs Mother Nature

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 Posted in fauna, flora, weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie After an amazing four days straight of blue bird weather and the optimum environment for excellent skiing, another storm has arrived. We're happy to see it. One - I will never get sick of storms. Two - it's nice ...

New Website Launch

Monday, August 25th, 2008 Posted in business, travel | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie I am very happy to announce our latest work, is now live for the world to see. With the incredible help and hard work of our web guru and designer, is the latest piece of the puzzle. We ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Sunrise on Lago Moreno

Scenes from Patagonia

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 Posted in day to day, weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie You ever have one of those days where the sun feels a little stronger? The mountains are little clearer? The birds are singing a little louder? Well, today was one of those days here in the Lakes District. Have ...

Ski Update

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 Posted in sports | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie Well it appears the skies have cleared for at least a few days. We just completed a string of about 2 weeks with precipation almost every day. The upper two thirds of the mountains, from about 1,300 meters ...