Its REALLY windy here!
Feb 16, 2009
I´m in San Carlos de Bariloche and I can´t believe how windy it is. I know I expected wind but this is ridiculous.
But, first I´ll back up to the beginning. I arrived in Buenos Aires (and so did my luggage) on Saturday. It´s hot and humid there. I went to a Tango show Saturday night. I hung out with 4 guys from Chicago. They are working for 3 weeks, telecommunications company. The meal was excellent, and the show was terrific. For all you meat eaters, the beef is fantastic here.
I´m somewhat jet lagged, there being a 6 hour difference from San Diego. I know, I know, doesn´t seem like it should be that far, but check your maps. I slept in Sunday then took a walk and then a city tour. Buenos Aires buildings remind me of Paris. The city tour gave me an overview of the different neighborhoods. I think greater B.A. has 8 million people.
The Spanish here is Castillian (spelling?) with some Italian thrown in. They always say "Ciao" instead of "Adios". It´s confusing me.
Sunday night I met the group and we went out to dinner for, guess what, steak!
Today we flew from B.A. here. We´ve been walking around town. The buildings here are very Swiss looking. Alot of Swiss and Germans settled here. There´s a chocolate shop on every corner. There is a major ski resort here, and lots of adventurous stuff to do. Since it´s cold, I´m not going to do whitewater rafting or zipline or canyoneering. We decided to hike both Tuesday & Wednesday. On Wednesday we will go to Mt. Tronador, the highest mountain nearby. We will hike to the glacier fields only.
Guess what? I´m the only American in the group. There is 1 Canadian, 1 British, 1 Dane, 5 Australians, 1 Swiss, and 2 Germans that haven´t shown up yet. The time difference from Switzerland is only 3 hours! And this group likes wine & beer.
Well that´s all for now. I´ll check in again in a few days.
I haven´t figured out how to upload photos yet.