Archive for February, 2009

Picture of the Week

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | 2 Comments »

Jamie and I enjoying a little Patagonian living. Thanks Evelyn, Marcelo and Peuma Hue. We will be doing a special write-up to let readers know about this very special place very soon.

El Carancho

Friday, February 27th, 2009 Posted in fauna | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie A visually-stimulating bird and one that makes a fun clicking noise in the forest, is the Carancho. This large, feathered friend is a stout member of the ave species and an enjoyable one to watch flying among the ...

Butterfly Interview with Chef Ed

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 Posted in business, cosas lindas, resources | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie While doing the research for our restaurant guide, we were lucky enough to get to know some of the owners of the great dining experiences around town. With friendships developing, we realized it would be great to do ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 4 Comments »

mirá vos: literally this means "look at you". It is a common phrase said by Argentines when they are being told about something that you are doing, as the speaker, that they think is cool or great.

Another Amazing Trail

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 Posted in day to day | No Comments »

Written by Shanie Well, the camping trip went off without a hitch. Once again the amazing natural setting of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the lack of people deep within the forest and Bergen's ability to stay strong (three weeks off ...

Dollars Continues to Climb Against Argentine Peso

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 Posted in business | 8 Comments »

Written by Jamie As the Dow Jones continues its downward spiral, closing at it's lowest point since 1997, I find it interesting the US Dollar continues to strengthen against the peso.  As of today, the US Dollar is now worth 3.54 pesos, ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | 1 Comment »

Full moon over Lago Nahuel Huapi.  Picture taken by Ofelia Wallace.

Headin’ in to Them There Hills

Friday, February 20th, 2009 Posted in day to day | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie We have been trying to find the time where Bergen, Jamie and I could go into the mountains and do a backpacking trip on a new trail (or at least new to us). It has been a very ...

The Scoop on Argentine Outlets

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 Posted in resources | 19 Comments »

Written by Jamie Here's a subject I probably should have written about long ago. Many of our guests have asked about what type of outlets are used in Argentina.  The electricity is 220 volts/50Hz. Almost all wall outlets have both the European ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

tener una vena:to have a vain. You would use this phrase to say you are angry, as if your veins were popping out.