Archive for March, 2010

Learning Spanish in Argentina

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Posted in business, culture, day to day, travel | 11 Comments »

Written by Shanie What are the best methods to truly learning a second language? There are a variety of techniques that may help you move beyond the “Hello, how are you?” phase. Some believe that the Link Method of associating foreign words ...

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | 2 Comments »

¡Feliz Cumple!: This is the slang way to say Happy Birthday! So, in respect to this being my hubby's special day... ¡¡¡Feliz Cumple Jamie!!!

Dakar Rally Argentina-Chile Style

Monday, March 29th, 2010 Posted in culture | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie Photos courtesy of the Dakar Rally Media Imagine being lost in the barren, hot Libyan Desert. With a parched, desperate desire for water, burning eyes and blistering skin an epiphany comes to you. You are standing on the future ...

Lost Dog in Bariloche

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 Posted in day to day | No Comments »

Yago, a cute adult pointer with white and brown markings, is missing... He was last seen in Llao Llao on Thursday, March 25th, in the evening. If you have seen Yago or have any relevant information please call (02944)448 270 or (02944)15 ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 Posted in picture of the week | 2 Comments »

Elephant seal checking things out, Atlantic Coast of Patagonia

A Doll and a Coat

Friday, March 26th, 2010 Posted in day to day | 4 Comments »

Written by Shanie The wind hit me like a freight train. People had warned about the ferocious Patagonian winds. They weren't kidding. I was on nothing more than a trip to the grocery store but the weather made it seem more like ...

Changing Patagonia Views

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 Posted in day to day | 5 Comments »

Written by Shanie One of the aspects that I love about our property is that it offers a full-sky view of the changing weather. For example, today started with grey... But as the day progressed the Patagonian sun burnt off the fog and ...

10 Fun Facts about San Carlos de Bariloche

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 Posted in culture | 8 Comments »

Written by Shanie In case you didn't know, here are ten quirky facts about Bariloche... Bariloche interestingly enough got its name from a typo. At the end of the 19th century an English pioneer of the Nahuel Huapi area, Enrique Paterson, wrote ...

Phrase of the Week

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

¡dejarlo fluir!: Let it flow!

Patagonian Quinchamali

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 Posted in flora | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie Tiny clusters of yellow-orange flowers create the quinchamali.  Native to both the Argentine and Chilean Patagonian areas, this five-petaled perennial reminds me of a miniature  bouquet of flowers made for an elf. It is a creeping plant that rises ...