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    Posted: Jun/15/2007 at 12:17pm
Anyone down? Figuring out accommodations now...
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Oh my gosh.  I wish we would have some money at that point, I'd love to go.  As would Brody, I'm sure.
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2010? More Like 1910
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/18/2007 at 6:43am
Thanks Hoon. I would jump on it, but I know my buddies riding with me wouldn't be down for it. We are emptying our savings enough as it is. I'll be down in South America for the month of August so... you can imagine what that is going to cost me... Cry

Was considering staying down there even longer but I need to be back for a wedding, and... I need to figure out my next job Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/18/2007 at 11:16am
i'm trying to start planning this for next year. you should PM me and tell me what it's costing you and all that. i may end up going alone next year, but i want to do it before i have many more responsibilities.

this place is bleak.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2007 at 3:39am
Will do, I'm keeping a spreadsheet of all my costs associated with this trip, I'll hook you up when I get back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/23/2007 at 6:50am
my brother just moved to argentina yesterday     
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Nice! Lifestyle arbitrage?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2007 at 2:02pm
it is very cheap down in south america. im at valle nevado right now and its like $1500 for a week for 5 people....that includes lift tickets, breakfast and dinner, 2 rooms......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/06/2007 at 9:32am
so is that 300 each? or 1500 each?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/11/2007 at 5:19am
Thanks Brylet!!! Jeez, that sounds way cheaper than what I was looking at for Las Lenas. I was quoted almost $600 for just room and lift tickets (no meals) for 7 days at Las Lenas...
 
Looking at Bariloche too.
 
If prices are that much cheaper in Chile, I might just eat that $100 VISA cost and fly in there to go riding instead of staying in Argentina. Brylet, did you get that deal from Valle Nevado's site?
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aiep4.FUxqLo&refer=latin_america
 
 
Buenos Aires Snow, First in 30 Years, Strains Energy Grid

By Andrew J. Barden and Eliana Raszewski

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Buenos Aires recorded its first snowfall in more than 30 years, threatening to exacerbate an energy shortage in the country that has forced the government to reduce electricity and natural gas supplies to businesses.

It's the first time since 1973 that Buenos Aires experienced any snowfall, according to the national meteorological center. With temperatures set to decline overnight, the city may record significant snow cover for only the second time since June 22, 1918.

``We may have lower thermometer readings later today and tomorrow, increasing the chance that snow crystals will take longer to melt,'' said Carlos Benitez, chief of the weather center. ``The day isn't yet over and the temperature is going to continue to drop.''

It was 1.8 degrees Celsius (35 Fahrenhiet) at about 3 p.m. local time. Buenos Aires residents, most of whom are on holiday today for Argentina's Independence Day, ran to the streets to catch the snowflakes.

To ensure sufficient residential energy, President Nestor Kirchner has in the past month asked 4,000 companies to curtail electricity use and applied gas restrictions to about 900 businesses.

Argentina's demand for electricity has soared with four years of economic growth above 8 percent. At the same time, lower-then-expected rainfall has cut electricity output at hydro-electric dams. Natural gas consumption jumps in the winter as Argentines use the price-controlled fuel to heat poorly- insulated homes, while demand for electricity also rises, boosting the need for gas from power generators.

Power Demand

Kirchner blames utility companies for failing to make new investments in exploration and production. Demand for electric power rose 6.3 percent in the first quarter, compared with a 4.4 percent increase in supply, according to Investigaciones Economicas Sectoriales, a Buenos Aires economic-research company.

The Southern Hemisphere's winter also brought snow to Johannesburg last month, which recorded its first confirmed snowfall for almost 26 years.

To contact the reporters on this story: Eliana Raszewski in Buenos Aires eraszewski@bloomberg.net

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/12/2007 at 3:18am
Wish i could go but i can't. Sounds like theres great riding down there. I'll make it there someday.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/30/2007 at 11:28am
Wow.  I would love to do this... I don't think I've accrued anywhere near enough days off though.  Plus I should be LSAT studying.  Next year I almost definitely will be going somewhere for snowboarding, though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/05/2007 at 7:14pm
Basically I would have to choose between car insurance or riding. thats tough



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/27/2007 at 3:05pm
Hey guys, tomorrow is going to be my last day riding at Catedral Alta Patagonia. If anyone wants a sticker from the resort let me know in the next few hours (sorry for the late notice, just thought of it). The stickers are relatively cheap, 2 pesos for the small one, 4 pesos for the larger one, I'll eat the costs.

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Grab me one if you don't mind.  Good to see you back on here.  Hope you had the time of your life down there!!!!!Thumbs%20Up
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i'll take one if you dont mindClap

hope ya had fun

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/27/2007 at 6:03pm
Here are some photos. http://flickr.com/photos/kevinboon/sets/72157601710567579/

My friend only took his camera out for half a day. I'm going to bring my compact camera tomorrow and will take some photos of the various terrain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/18/2007 at 11:05am
so can you give us an idea of what a trip like this costs? for all of us wishing and maybe planing one down the road?

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