Archive for January, 2009

Views from Afar

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Posted in lifestyle, politics | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie As a US Citizen living outside my home country, it was extremely interesting watching today's inauguration of President Barack Obama. It was a moving experience, even from 6,000 miles away. I never knew one could have both tears and goose ...

Argentine Pharmacies

Monday, January 19th, 2009 Posted in day to day, lifestyle | 7 Comments »

Written by Shanie When we moved to Argentina, I didn't think much of the farmacias (pharmacies). Thankfully I didn't get sick much and had no reason to visit the millions of farmacias that are have a strong-hold on every town in ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Cerro Capilla in the afternoon clouds

Argentine Finger Printing

Friday, January 16th, 2009 Posted in culture, day to day | 8 Comments »

Written by Jamie I could bore you with the details of why, but the bottom line is we needed to get our fingerprints taken. The process is, shall we say, not quite up to 2009 standards. After printing a form off the ...

Fire in the Neighborhood

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 Posted in day to day | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie Just a little while ago, we heard some sirens. I took a walk to find the property almost directly across from us smoldering. The bomberos where very quick to the scene and it appears that only some brush and ...

Summer Time in Patagonia

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 Posted in travel | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie The summer season is now in full swing. The beaches are packed, the restaurants are busy and people are enjoying themselves. Don't tell any of these tourists about the global economical crisis, they are busy working on their tans.

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

pata de lana:wool feet. To sneak away without making a sound.

Cosas Lindas

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas, culture | 46 Comments »

Written by Jamie Argentines are a resourceful bunch. We used to joke that Juan, our caretaker from the farm, was the ultimate McGyver, but on an Argentine budget. He could make something special out of the most basic items. We were driving ...

CHILCO (Fuchsia magellánica)

Monday, January 12th, 2009 Posted in flora | No Comments »

The Chilco is a decorative, perennial plant with a likeness to Asian art, though it originally stems from Chile. It goes by many names including aljaba, chilca, chilcón, fucsia, jazmín del papa, palo blanco, pendientes de la reina or tilca. ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, January 10th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Lago Nahuel Huapi and Cerro Cuyin Manzano