Archive for December, 2008

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in day to day | 1 Comment »

With the rising of the final moon of 2008, we wish you all a 2009 filled with great health, immense joy and inspiring prosperity. Suerte, Shanie y Jamie

The Legend of Amancay

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 Posted in culture | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie The romantic legend of the local Amancay flower dates back to the days of the native Tehuelche Indians. The folklore is ingrained in the meaning of the flower even today. The story is based on love as is common ...

The Patagonian Lizard

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in fauna | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie Known by a few names including Lagartija patagónica, Lagartija gris, Liolaemus bibronii or Patagonian Lizard, this cute little guy is a quiet observer within the forests of the Lakes District. The Patagonian Lizard is quick and able-bodied -- ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Lago Faulkner and Cerro Buque 

Kayaking Day

Friday, December 26th, 2008 Posted in sports | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie Since we have friends visiting us, we figure it would be fun to go kayaking on Lago Gutierrez. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water and a great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks to ...

Feliz Navidad

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in day to day | 2 Comments »

Felices Fiestas to all beings, big and small. Guapo and Dale, Finca Paz y Amor

An Argentine Passion Going to Good Use

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 Posted in culture, day to day | No Comments »

Written by Shanie As we have discussed before, Argentines are very passionate people. Whether it is futbol, mate or moneda, they go about life with a zest for the little things. Another subject of enamor that we haven't discussed yet is ...

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 Posted in phrase of the week | 12 Comments »

tomar el pelo:to pull the hair. You would use this phrase to explain giving someone the run around.

Patagonian Insects

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 Posted in fauna | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie We recently had some discussion come up amongst our guests about the insects of Patagonia. A few of them had never seen such huge bees and had been a bit frightened by the harmless friends of the ...

Summer Solstice?

Sunday, December 21st, 2008 Posted in weather | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie This afternoon looking north to a fresh coat of snow. Happy summer from Patagonia.