Archive for April, 2010

New Bariloche to Mendoza and Salta Direct Flights

Monday, April 19th, 2010 Posted in travel | No Comments »

Written by Jamie Aerolineas Argentina has announced a new route, Bariloche-Mendoza-Salta-Iguazu and the same in reverse. This is a great move as travelling  between Bariloche and Mendoza has required an 18 hour bus ride, or to fly through Buenos Aires. Salta is a ...

Picture of the Week

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 Posted in picture of the week | 1 Comment »

This afternoon from Punto Panoramico

Peso Approaching 4 to 1

Friday, April 16th, 2010 Posted in business | 6 Comments »

Written by Jamie The Argentine Peso is approaching 4 to every 1 US Dollar. This is the highest it has been since we relocated in 2005. Here is a five year chart, courtesy of Yahoo Finance.

Phrase of the Week

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in culture, phrase of the week | 1 Comment »

todo bien:all good This might be our favorite phrase in Argentina. It is used as a question, an answer or sometimes both. Combine it with a thumbs up, and life is good. When we recently visited family in Chile, we used todo ...

Colores del Lago

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 Posted in day to day, weather | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie There are certain days where the sun and clouds mesh together just right, creating different colors on the lake. Today was more of the blue variety, but stunning non-the-less. Lago Nahuel Huapi, de Llao Llao

Greenpeace Calling out President Cristina

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Posted in politics | No Comments »

Written by Jamie In yesterday's Washington Post, Greenpeace placed an ad asking President/Queen Fernandez de Kirchner to rethink constructing a coal power plant in southern Patagonia. The paid announcement is nice play on Evita's, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina". We have reached a ...

Another Glorious Sunset

Monday, April 12th, 2010 Posted in cosas lindas, day to day | No Comments »

Autumn Sunset from Playa Tacul

Picture of the Week

Saturday, April 10th, 2010 Posted in picture of the week | 2 Comments »

This afternoon's incoming weather from Studio Llao Llao

Fog on Lago Nahuel Huapi

Friday, April 9th, 2010 Posted in day to day, weather | 3 Comments »

Written by Jamie Here are a few images from this morning's fog over the lake, which is a pretty rare occurrence in these parts.

Phrase of the Week

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 Posted in phrase of the week | No Comments »

listo: ready, done, ok. This is such a great word as it can be used in some many ways. In Argentina, especially after some mates, the conversation can become drawn out. A well placed listo here and there can help cut ...