Spotlight

  • Red drama – our Notro bush is taking its time

    The notro we planted a few summers ago in front of our cabin is giving it a good college try. But the soil is dry this year because of the volcano, and it’s been a…

  • Not your usual Patagonian Spring

    The spring of 2011 – the Austral Spring – has been one for the records. I’ve often been amazed at the adaptability of people in southern Argentina. And the goings-on since the June 4th eruption…

  • Warming things up: Winter Dining in Bariloche

    Cool temperatures, fresh days outside, longer nights and that gentle quiet that winter brings – it all warms your heart. Cuisine in Patagonia takes a major turn to the hardy this time of year. Menus…

  • The Holy Trinity: Malbec, Carne y Chimichurri

    Terroir – a word that explains the inexplainable. The way flavours and feelings seem to just seep out of the ground in a certain place. That certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that makes an onion…

  • Under the Volcano

    With ecoli in Europe and dengue in Missiones, earthquakes in Christchurch, uprisings in Syria and even riots in Vancouver, Patagonia often feels like a long distant outpost, a Shangri-La separated from the incessant buzz of…

  • A Sad Day in Patagonia

    Today is a sad day in Patagonia. A Chilean goverment commission has approved the $8billion hydroelectric project that will dam 5 wild rivers in the Aysen Region of Southern Chile, including the mighty Rio Baker.…

  • Here Comes Trouble – on Argentine men

    Fellow, got yourself a good girl, a real keeper, and want to make sure she stays yours? Then don’t let her come to Argentina without you. The local men will spot her from miles away.…

  • Go With The Flow: Punta Arenas at a Standstill

    In a last-minute reminder email we send out to guests heading to Patagonia to explore with us, I include the following note: Going with the Flow From strikes to storms, life is unpredictable in Argentina, just…

  • Bring your Plan B to Bariloche in March

    While the crisis in Punta Arenas has officially come to an end – on Wednesday after a week of blockades, an agreement was reached and travel is back to ‘normal’ in southern Chile – another…

  • Chilling at the Glaciarium

    It’s been a long time coming, and frankly, many of us were getting cold feet, wondering if was ever meant to be at all. After years of planning, construction and delays, though, the stunning new…