Archive for January, 2009

Picture of the Week

Saturday, January 31st, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Waterfall along the 7 lakes route.

New Mapuche Artisan Market

Friday, January 30th, 2009 Posted in culture | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie The Mapuche people have created a place to show their amazing artisan abilities. The local, native people of the surrounding areas of Bariloche, including Valcheta, Sierra Paileman, Corralito Panquehuau, Pilcaniyeu, Dina Huapi, Pichi Leufu, Río Chico, Ñirihuau, Las Bayas, ...

Save Argentina’s Forests

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 Posted in flora, politics | No Comments »

Written by Shanie The old growth forests of Argentina need our help. A year ago, in conjunction with Greenpeace Argentina and 1.5 million people, there was a major movement to help stop the clear cutting of one of the nation's beautiful natural ...

Argentine Customs

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 Posted in culture, day to day | No Comments »

Written by Shanie For those of us that have had something shipped to Argentina from anywhere internationally, we know what a pain it is. They don't make it easy. Anything larger than an envelope has to go through the Aduanas (customs) office. In ...

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

diario mojado: wet newspaper. Used to describe someone that you can't understand a single word that they say. Their speech is as understandable as a wet newspaper.

A Trip to the Panaderia

Monday, January 26th, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas, culture | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie Throughout Argentina, there are Panaderias, which sell bread, deserts and other sweet things. They range from a grocery store department to being in a person's home. Argentines take their sweets seriously and so do Panaderia owners. I love asking ...

Pictures of the Week

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

  This morning's treat from mother nature

Cauquén Real

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 Posted in fauna | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie The Cauquén Real, Ashy-Headed Goose, or Chloephaga poliocephala in Latin, is one of Patagonia's unique feathered-friends. This lover of southern South America is seen in both Chile and Argentina. It especially enjoys nesting, rooting for yummy treats and mating ...

Difunta Correa

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 Posted in culture | 20 Comments »

Written by Shanie If you have traveled around Argentina at all, you most likely encountered tiny houses constructed on the sides of the roads that are surrounded by, sometimes, hundreds of plastic bottles. So, what is the story? Here's the answer... It ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

me fijo:let me check, i will see, i'll consult. This phrase is used quite a bit, sometimes when the person already knows the answer, just because.