Archive for March, 2009


Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in flora | No Comments »

Written by Shanie The Colihue (Chusquea culeaou) has an interesting story... A bamboo plant that spans the Andes mountains from the Neuquen to Chubut provinces, this long-living cane is a virgin of sorts. A plant that normally divides itself through old subterranean roots ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

el lago esta planchado: the lake is ironed You would use this phrase to describe times when the lake is smooth or flat, or as we used to say in Tahoe, "like glass". Special thanks to Marcelo for finally telling me the ...

Bariloche Continues to Attract Investors

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in business, travel | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie For better or worse, Bariloche is growing. On the front page of today's local paper, as well as in the, there are mentions of big investments in the Bariloche area. Plans call for over US$300 million dollars in ...

Happy 14th Birthday Bergen!

Monday, March 16th, 2009 Posted in day to day | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie Although it was technically Bergen's Birthday yesterday, I thought that it was vale la pena to document the impressive celebration of B'Dog's 14th... One of our favorite trails in the area is a steep ridge climb that culminates on ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | 6 Comments »

  Since it's Bergen's 14th birthday weekend, we figured we would give him POTW honors. We are truly grateful to have him around and thriving at his age. Some might argue the Patagonian lifestlye has done him well!

Thanks Ladies!

Friday, March 13th, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas, day to day | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie Back in Tahoe I owned a house cleaning company. It was a great, profitable business that provided me with lots of time to ski, good business education and a fun crew of employees to work with. But there ...

Peuma Hue: a Paradise Offering a Little Something for Everyone

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas, culture, sports, travel | 13 Comments »

Written by Shanie The surroundings bring you back to the essence; an essence of the truth about what is important in life. Estancia Peuma Hue is not only a place to enjoy Patagonia, relax and renew but it is also a ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

a vos, no por nada; no porque, contrario:these are different ways to respond to a gracias. Unlike in some other cultures, often times when you say thank you, Argentines don't always say de nada. Instead they may use one of these examples.

Starting in Lake Tahoe, CA; Positively Affecting Everywhere

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in business, politics, resources, sports, weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie This post doesn't necessarily deal with Patagonia on the surface, but it does stand for something that positively affects everywhere on the planet. I recently had an article I wrote published in Nth Word Magazine about pro snowboarder Jeremy ...

New Zona de Seguridad Resolution

Monday, March 9th, 2009 Posted in business, real estate, zona frontera, zona seguridad | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie Fresh off the press, there is a new resolution that will affect the Zona de Seguridad process. This had been a major part of the Bariloche Real Estate purchasing procedure for some time. Apparently, the new process for foreigners to ...