Archive for November, 2008

Picture of the Week

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 3 Comments »

Yesterday afternoon in the Parque Municipal Llao Llao

Nature’s Little Friends

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in culture | No Comments »

Written by Shanie Parque Nahuel Huapi has some little helpers. Legend has it that dwarfs and fairies live among the Lengas, Coihues and Arrayanes trees. They are the protectors of the woods. It has been long known amongst locals that they frolic ...

Argentina Airline News

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 Posted in business, travel | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie I came across a few tidbits of airline news I figured would be worthy of posting. First off, Qantas has begun non-stop service between Sydney, Australia and Buenos Aires. According to the Merco Press, Australians travelling to Argentina has ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 3 Comments »

él tiene un cocodrilo en su bolsillo: He has a crocodile in his pocket. This saying is used to describe someone that won't even move their hand towards their pocket to pay for a tab, check, etc.

Argentina Unemployment Rate Drops

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 Posted in business, culture, politics | 23 Comments »

Written by Jamie According to Reuters, the 3rd quarter unemployment rate in Argentina dropped to 7.8%. The article goes on to say that the current government's top economic priority is to keep people employed. Anyone who has spent anytime in Argentina has ...

Llao Llao, the Patagonian Tangerine

Monday, November 24th, 2008 Posted in flora | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie Bariloche's lush and influential neighborhood, Llao Llao (pronounced zshaou-zshaou), is named after a unique-looking, orange, spongy fungus that enjoys making the healthy Patagonian forests its home. It especially likes Coihue trees. The bubble-like clusters adhere to the tree's ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | 5 Comments »

A boat returning from Puerto Blest.

State Department Issues New Argentine Information

Friday, November 21st, 2008 Posted in business, resources, travel | No Comments »

Written by Jamie The US State Department has issued new information on Argentina. The website and data can be found here. Topics covered include entry requirements, security and crime, health and medical coverage, as well as a other valuable information. One interesting statistic ...

Argentina and the USA Have Something in Common

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 Posted in politics | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie As Americans (people from the USA) living full time in Argentina, we naturally think about the comparisons and differences between the two countries. According to the Clarin, the daily Argentine newspaper, Queen Cristina and King George have something in common. ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

tirar la casa por la ventana:to throw the house out the window. This is used to explain to go wild or to be out of control.