1200 pesos = $100 = 800 pesos

A liter of Imperial beer, a local standard here, costs 24 pesos at a nearby corner store. In US dollars that’s three bucks. It’s also two bucks. That’s because in Argentina a dollar is never a dollar. To understand this strange math, let’s take a stroll along Calle Mitre in downtown Bariloche, a bustling strip …

caballos y carne

The Dogs of Bariloche

According to Wikipedia, the Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular dog originally bred to hunt wild boar and puma and “to protect its human companion to the death.” And I’m pretty sure that’s what was crouching on the other side of a flimsy fence, emitting something between a bark and a thunder clap, scaring …

Cerro Campanario

At just over 1,000 meters tall, Cerro Campanario is a pipsqueak among giants. But the view from the top of this little hill is nothing short of colossal. National Geographic once ranked it among the top ten views in the world. The photographs Katrina and I took hardly do justice to the panorama of rolling …