Got back home a couple of hours ago, downloaded a batch of pictures from the camera. There are some nice shots, but I still need to sort them out. Either way I thought I'd share 2 of them here and now. You can click on them to go to flickr and see the description n' stuff.
This post should be posted while I'm going back to Buenos Aires. It has been a relaxing week; no snowboarding tho.
Tons of pics and some vids are to follow as soon as I get a chance to look at all of them.
Smarter posting about all this and that shall happen upon my return.
I'm starting my vacation tomorrow morning. Timing couldn't be more perfect. Although there are still a couple fo days left till the Olympics close on Sunday I think the program can survive without me.
There has been a certain ammount of turmoil and unrest lately; time off is more than welcome.
I'll try to post every once in a while, maybe upload some pictures as well.
Fences grow faster than trees here!
Bariloche is placed in a National Park (Nahuel Huapi) which is, to say the least, odd... since I don't really think it is either wise or otherwise seen to place a 100,000 inhabitants city in a National Park.
It is one of Argentina's preferred tourist destinations, thus it has an ever-growing population and developments (the quality of most of the "developments" should be subject of a longer post).
I was born and raised in this place and I know most of the surroundings quite well. So today, as rain gave us a small break we decided we should go for a walk to Cerro Otto.
First shock was the state of abandonment of the mountain trails, since no-one has cut off any of the fallen trees on the trail for quite some time. Second shock came when our stroll came to an abrupt end due to fences. Everywhere. Quite sad to loose the possibility to go to some of the amazing places this city has to offer due to political corruption and selling of government's land.
On the bright side the day was cold but sunny so I'll leave you with some pictures. You can check them at flickr as well,
View Towards Cerro Catedral from Cerro Otto
Lake Gutierrez and "Hasburg Rock" towards the right.
A tree (photo by Luciana)
Cerro Otto Mountain trail.