Archive for May, 2009

Picture of the Week

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | 30 Comments »

The Arrayanes trees growing on the banks of their namesake's river,  Rio Arrayanes

A Birthday Road Trip

Friday, May 29th, 2009 Posted in travel | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie To celebrate both Jamie's and my birthday this year, we decided to take a trip into areas of Patagonia we have yet to discover. To say the least -- as I sit in our cute Esquel cabin rental ...

Barba de Viejo

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 Posted in flora | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie They look like little Santa Claus beards dispersed through the trees. Their soft texture adds a 3-D quality to the Andean forests. And they are actually a combination of mushroom and algae; the two working together two create a hormonious ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 6 Comments »

¡Minga!: no way, of course not

Pacha Mama on fire

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 Posted in day to day, flora | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie I personally love weather. All types of weather. I especially enjoy the fall rains. They help the plants re-hydrate after the long summer. They bring the forest to a vibrancy that rivals spring's vivid floral rainbow. They help the ...

Patagonia Sheep

Monday, May 25th, 2009 Posted in fauna | 5 Comments »

Written by Shanie Fluffy, cute and with a sweet disposition, Patagonian sheep are a kindred aspect to the region's alluring affects. They are also one of Patagonia's main forms of income. With a history that dates back to the early 1900s, sheep are ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

  This afternoon on the Peninsula San Pedro

Hostel Vacancy

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie We came across this hostel the other day. Though the rooms have seen their better days, the views are spectacular.

Phrase of the Week

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

obvio: obviously. This is used to agree with a person who is speaking, but not in a derogatory way.

Cerro Catedral Annouces Lift Ticket Prices for 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Posted in sports, travel | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie Cerro Catedral has announced there lift prices for the 2009 season. Looks like a daily ticket will be between US$28 and US$48 per day, depending on the dates. Prices go down for consective day prices. Rates are expressed in Argentine ...