Archive for August, 2009

Bariloche Wal-Mart Referendum Passes

Monday, August 31st, 2009 Posted in business, politics | 15 Comments »

Written by Jamie For better or worse, yesterday's vote to allow or deny Wal-Mart from opening a store in Bariloche was a landslide yes for the corporation to break ground. According to Bariloche2000, 85% voted in favor of allowing the store. It ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | 3 Comments »

Lago Nahuel Huapi

Interview with Puerto Madryn Tour Guide Doug Neathery

Friday, August 28th, 2009 Posted in fauna, travel | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie As we wrote about before, we were able to visit Puerto Madryn a few months ago. The trip turned out to be spectacular because of the amazing and awe-inspiring up-close-and-personal interaction with Mother Nature's creatures in their natural ...

The Legend of Violeta Amarilla

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 Posted in flora | 13 Comments »

Written by Shanie The yellow violet, or Pilun-Dewu as it is called by the Mapuche, is a robust and happy flower that bestows its beauty upon Patagonia in spring. A hearty plant, it is known to withstand the strongest of winds ...

Peace March Scheduled

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 Posted in culture | No Comments »

Written by Jamie In conjunction with the Latin America Summit (UNASUR) this week in Bariloche, a Marcha por La Paz will take place. The march will begin tomorrow, Thursday, at 17:30, at the corner of O'Nelli and Moreno and head towards Centro ...

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

changa: This Argentine slang word is used to describe a small job, task, etc.

Bariloche Rainy Day Activities

Monday, August 24th, 2009 Posted in entertainment, resources, travel | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie Since the forecast is calling for rain all week, I figured it would be a good time to compile a list of activities that are entertaining and will still keep you dry. Chocolate Museum Visit the Museo de Chocolate and ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Fading light and parting storms over the Andes

Las Leñas versus Cerro Catedral

Friday, August 21st, 2009 Posted in entertainment, resources, travel | 7 Comments »

Written by Shanie Ok, so you have decided to travel to Argentina to ski but just aren't sure were to go... here is a little beta to help you decide which ski area is best for you. There are two major ski ...

Banff Mountain Film Festival in Bariloche

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in entertainment | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie The Banff Mountain Film Festival tour will be making a stop in Bariloche. The three day event will be held at the Hotel Pan Americano on August 26, 27 and 28, beginning at 8pm. Tickets will be 25 pesos per ...