Archive for August, 2008

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

no ponemos todas las cartas sobre la mesa:We don't put all the cards on the table. This is the Argentine version of "not showing all your cards"

Bariloche Avalanche Awareness Classes to Begin

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 Posted in resources, sports | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie In light of the recent avalanches that have ocurred in the area the last few weeks, I am happy to report an avalanche awareness and snow safety class will begin this Friday, August 22, in Los Coihues, about ...

Happy Holiday from Argentina

Monday, August 18th, 2008 Posted in culture | 5 Comments »

Written by Jamie Today is a feriado nacional (national holiday) here in Argentina. It is the day that Jose de San Martin died. San Martin, is known as the liberator of South America. He led his army across the Andes and ...

Pictures of the Week

Saturday, August 16th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 3 Comments »

The Mrs. enjoying the Patagonian powder!

Friday Andean Fashion

Friday, August 15th, 2008 Posted in culture, entertainment | 10 Comments »

Written by Jamie The level of tourists, or as we used to call them in Lake Tahoe, gapers is over the top here in Bariloche. The one thing that I can't get enough of is the outfits. I am in constant amazement ...

Update to Avalanche at Cerro Catedral

Thursday, August 14th, 2008 Posted in sports, weather | 8 Comments »

Written by Jamie As I posted earlier in the month, there was an avalanche at Cerro Catedral, the local ski resort. I was recently contacted by the director of Sales and Marketing of South America Snow Sessions (SASS), who was involved in the incident. Apparently ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

¡que quilombo!:what a mess! This phrase is my new favorite and one we could have used a time or two in the past 3 years of being in Argentina.

Ski Update

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 Posted in sports | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie The upper elevations are slowly becoming fat with snow. The lower elevations have enough to get back to the lifts. And the masses of Brazilians and Porteños are lessening. Things are looking up around Catedral. The storms are coming ...

The BBQ Law

Monday, August 11th, 2008 Posted in culture | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie Well, we would have said that the soccer field was the most important part to a home's landscape, but we learned today that we would have been a little off. We are in the process of acquiring a mile ...

A Defector Moment

Sunday, August 10th, 2008 Posted in lifestyle | 38 Comments »

Written by Jamie We prefer to call ourselves "defectors" more than expats. I have had small bouts of homesickness (friend's weddings, gatherings, Sierra storm cycles, etc) from time to time. I suspect most people living in another country have had similiar ...