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Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

año verde:green year. This would be used to explain something that only happens once in a great while, a rare occurrence. Similar to the English version of "once in a blue moon".

Patagonia Lenga

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 Posted in flora | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie As we have written before, one of our favorite aspects to living in Patagonia is hiking amongst the amazing old growth forests. The Patagonian forests are inhabitated by two main type of trees: Lenga and Coihue. Today we ...

Snow Report Update

Monday, August 17th, 2009 Posted in weather | 1 Comment »

Written by Jamie Thanks to the past ten days or so, we have finally started receiving copious amounts of snow. The new snow is a happy sight; even the snowmen are partying it up! For us skiers, we are very excited to ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, August 15th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

Breaking clouds over Cerro Millaqueo

UNASUR Summit Confirmed

Friday, August 14th, 2009 Posted in politics | 4 Comments »

Written by Jamie As we posted earlier this week, a presidential summit was proposed. The meeting has been confirmed and will be held at the Hotel Llao Llao on August 28th. This historic event will include 12 leaders of Latin America countries. The ...

Puerto Pañuelo to be Remodeled

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 Posted in business, travel | 7 Comments »

Written by Jamie Work has begun on the upgrading of Puerto Pañuelo, located across from the entrance to the Hotel Llao Llao, 25 km north west of Bariloche city center. The port is the point of departure for boat trips to Isla ...

Phrase of the Week

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 Posted in phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

sacarle el jugo:to squeeze the juice out. One would use this phrase to explain trying to get as much as you can out of someone or something.

President Cristina Proposes Latin America Summit in Bariloche

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Posted in politics | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie As being reported in the Buenos Aires Herald, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has proposed a Union of South America Nations (UNASUR) meeting in Bariloche on August 27th and 28th. The reason for the UNASUR president's summit is to discuss ...

Another 5 Star Bariloche Hotel Approved

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in business | No Comments »

Written by Jamie As we have posted previously, there are several high-end projects in the works around Bariloche. ANBariloche is reporting another 5-star hotel has been approved, close to the Cementario de Montañes on Ruta 77 (Circuito Chico). The new project will be ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 Posted in picture of the week | No Comments »

A Picaflor enjoying the view