Archive for October, 2008

New Excursion to Valle Encantado

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 Posted in travel | No Comments »

Written by Shanie There is a new family-friendly excursion that has recently opened up 60 kilometers outside the city center of Bariloche. Tour companies have put a package together that includes wandering through landscapes decorated with volcanic geographical formations with likeness ...

Peso Maybe Devaluated

Monday, October 20th, 2008 Posted in business | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie As was reported by Bloomberg on Friday, there is growing talk of a devaluation of the peso. The dollar is currently at 3.20 pesos, which is near a 5 year high. According to JPChase, by year's end the dollar ...

Aeroparque To Close for Repairs

Sunday, October 19th, 2008 Posted in travel | No Comments »

Written by Jamie The domestic airport in Buenos Aires, Aeroparque (AEP) has announced it will be taking a 36 hour siesta. Beginning October 25 at 13:00 until October 27 at 01:00, the airport will be closed for repairs. According to the INFOBAE, ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 6 Comments »

Suerte back to business, this afternoon. Toque madera, he appears well on his way to a full recovery. Thanks for the positive vibes, it means a lot to us.

No Time Change this Weekend in Patagonia

Friday, October 17th, 2008 Posted in day to day | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie In true Argentine fashion, the daylight savings time change previously advertised for this weekend has been modified.  According to the Barilochense,  the following provinces;  Catamarca, La Rioja, Mendoza, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, La Pampa, Neuquén, Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Tierra ...

Real Estate Investor Tour

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 Posted in real estate, travel | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie Opportunity Travel has put together a unique and luxurious Real Estate Investor Tour of Argentina and Uruguay. This tour will start in Montevideo, Uruguay and then travel to Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Salta, Cafayate, Mendoza, and finally Bariloche ...

Phrase of the Week-A Toast

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 4 Comments »

Here's a variation of the usual phrase of the week. When doing a toast, raise your glass and say, "arriba, abajo, al centro y adentro". Up, down, center and inside. And to be extra cool, move the glass on each command, ...

Time to Get Dirty

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 Posted in day to day, flora | No Comments »

Written by Shanie Well, it's official. Spring has sprung. We haven't had a good solid freeze for multiple days in the mountains, which isn't good for spring corn backcountry ski sessions. But it is great for our landscaping which took a major ...

Hacer Una Diferencia

Monday, October 13th, 2008 Posted in culture | 10 Comments »

Written by Jamie When Shanie and I started seriously considering moving to Argentina four years ago, we put together a mission statement. One of the big things for us was to make a difference in other's lives. We both realize, and ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Arrayanes Tree and Lago Nahuel Huapi