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  • Heidi's house?
    Heidi's house?
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    Scotch broom
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    Get Your Clothes Washed

    by TexasDave Updated Jan 26, 2008

    Favorite thing: For many travelers, especially families, finding a place to get your clothes washed if you're on the road for a couple of weeks is a major concern. You'll be relieved to know that there are several laundromats in Bariloche. Generally if you drop off in the morning it wil all be washed and folded (not pressed, that is extra) by that night. In order to get underwear washed they will only accept it if it is put in a small mesh bag, which you can buy there, but then it can be re-used if you come back with another load.
    The place we used a few times is Lavandero Huemil, Juramento 36, one block up the hill from the Civic Center complex.

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    Ancient trees

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Jan 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: As a gardener and tree-lover from way back, I loved the woods and forests around Bariloche. The differences in altitude and rainfall mean the woodland that cover so much of the greater part of the National Park feature changing species of both indigenous and exotic species as the elevations change and there was always something new to see and discover.

    Coihue, nire and lenga, different species of southern beeches with a fossil record stretching back 80 million years to the days of Gondwana, dominate along with Andean cypress. They share the forest with other species, some of which - such as the distinctive monkey puzzle tree - are introduced from elsewhere. These are the giants of the forest.

    Golden broom lines the roadsides and was looking absolutely beautiful but it's an introduced species that, despite its picturesque appeal, has outgrown its welcome as it grows into dense thickets that crowd out native species such as the orange -flowered berberis.

    You'll need to look up to see the golden globes of the llao llao - a fungus that grows in the Coihue and whose name means "sweet-sweet". As well as the distinctive clusters of orangey-yellow balls that are sweet to eat, the llao llao produces galls of up to 1 metre on the trees' trunk and branches - you'll see slices of these polished and used for clock faces.

    Fondest memory: There were so many others - flaming red notro, pink and purple fuschia growing wild, bright orange fungii on a rotting tree trunk, green tunnels of colihue, the cinnamon and white twists of the arrayane, tiny ferns growing on the rocks near the Black Glacier, delicate wild cherry blossoming on Isla Victoria .... something new every day, and Anna and Raoul - our two guides, were so well-informed about them all.

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    Where's Heidi?

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Jan 30, 2007

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    Heidi's house?

    Favorite thing: Bariloche's Swiss, Austrian and German settlers clearly found echoes of their European Alpine homelands here in Patagonia, and they set to with some zeal to recreate the chalet homes they'd left behind. Over the years that style has taken on a rather particular interpretation of its own, and many of the houses you see now are so self-consciously "Swiss" they are almost a parody of the originals, with more rustic features and knotted pine about them than you'd expect to see outside of the House of the Three Bears. St Bernard dogs being lined up for tourist photos and more ways with fondue on a menu than the Swiss ever thought of continue the theme.

    None of which takes away from the beauty of these southern alps and lakes - though they have a grandeur and a wildness that you won't find anywhere in Europe. There you are constantly reminded of man's place in the landscape - here in Patagonia, man is definitely an afterthought. The miradors and guided walking trails may be busy but time your visit or move away from them a little and its just you and Nature. Wonderful!

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    Spanish school in Bariloche

    by ronoomen Updated Aug 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: After travelling for years I decided to live in Bariloche, a beautiful place in Patagonia. Please feel free to ask for information about Bariloche...

    Fondest memory: While living here in Bariloche in Patagonia, I started in 2002 a Spanish school for travellers in Bariloche, it´s called La Montaña

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    German and Swiss tradition in Argentina

    by jovicunad Written Jun 25, 2004
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    Favorite thing: I went backpacking to all the south of Argentina, and one of the most incredible places i stayed in, was Bariloche. I went when Argentina was very expensive ( 1peso = 1 dolar), so we stayed only in camping sites and bed and breakfast houses. But now this have changed. Just go, stay in a good hotel, eat all the chocolates you can, make all the tours you can afford. If you go in winter season (remmember is south hemisphere) you can make some ski or snowboarding. Also food is incredible, eat the best biffe chorizo you can and nice fondues.

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    German and Swiss tradition in Argentina

    by jovicunad Written Jun 25, 2004

    Favorite thing: I went backpacking to all the south of Argentina, and one of the most incredible places i stayed in, was Bariloche. I went when Argentina was very expensive ( 1peso = 1 dolar), so we stayed only in camping sites and bed and breakfast houses. But now this have changed. Just go, stay in a good hotel, eat all the chocolates you can, make all the tours you can afford. If you go in winter season (remmember is south hemisphere) you can make some ski or snowboarding. Also food is incredible, eat the best biffe chorizo you can and nice fondues.

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    Cerro Catedral!!!!

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jan 14, 2004

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    Cerro Catedral

    Favorite thing: Yep, if i had to choose a favorite thing in bariloche, I?d choose Cerro Catedral...
    I went to Bariloche twice....at the first time we went there but it was foggy, so we couldn?t see much. But in this second time...oh my! I was thrilled...you can see a chain of gourgeus mountains, covered with snow in the top, and looking below, a green valley and a river...
    If the weather is good, you can even see the Vulcano Pontiagudo, located in Chile. And in the horizon, a white, rocky wall: the Andes.

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    Cerro Campanario - some more info

    by perfectly_zen Updated Jan 14, 2004

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    One more pic from Campanario

    Favorite thing: This pic was taken from the top of Cerro Campanario... if you go to Bariloche, visiting Cerro Campanario and Catedral are an obligation. You can visit both at the same day if you arrange it with the agencies, you don?t have to walk or anything so it?s all quite easy...you just need to be a little patient in the queue to the lifts....there is one to get to Campanario, and two to the top of Catedral.

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    Learn Spanish in Bariloche

    by Ceko3 Written Nov 19, 2003

    Favorite thing: High tea at LLao LLao is a one time must to sdo. The hotel sits next to the lake and golf course with magnificent vistas. It is a bit expensive for $22 pesos a person but its is all high class and a deal if you are from the US.

    Fondest memory: I enjoyed going to the Spanish school Centro de Lenguas Bariloche, Elfein 65 telephone 65 54 (2944) 523105. It was a lot more than just learning Spanish. The staff was wonderful and provided daily excursions that I really enjoyed a lot.

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    Lakes, mountains and chocolate

    by andal13 Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Cerro Tronador

    Favorite thing: San Carlos de Bariloche is located at Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is one of the most beautiful places I ever been.

    San Carlos de Bariloche está situado en el Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Es uno de los más hermosos lugares en los que estuve.

    Fondest memory: Cerro Tronador and its black snowdrift. Breathtaking! (More pictures: see travelogue).

    Cerro Tronador y su ventisquero negro. ¡Impresionante! (Más fotos en el travelogue).

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    Centro Cívico

    by pili Updated Mar 23, 2003

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    Centro C��vico

    Favorite thing: Bariloche's tourist area is located near the Centro Cívico, with the main shopping and business area centered on Mitre street, and to a lesser extent, Moreno and intersecting streets.
    There are chocolate factories, shops selling smoked food and knitted garments, restaurants and fast food outlets, tourist agencies, shows, and everything else that a first-class tourist resort can offer.

    The "Centro Cívico" was inaugurated on March 17, 1940, this was Argentina's first civic center. Designed by architect E. de Estrada, it was built from "ciprés" and "alerce" wood and stone quarried from Carbón mountain. A monument to Julio A. Roca stands in the center of the square.
    There is a large clock in the Town Hall tower. When it strikes 12 noon and 6 p.m., 4 figures that represent the area appear: an Indian, a missionary, a "conquistador" and a laborer.-

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    CRISTAL COLLORS OF ICE..

    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Some people like to visit Bariloche during the summer,i don't see the point!It's a place to be in the winter,even for the delicate cold weather guys!Even if you never tried to skii before,you definately must try,at least to entertain your friends,specially the ones who tells all the way they experts in it!LOL..

    Fondest memory: The way to Bariloche was very beautiful,the sunsets and early mornings,the locals,the wine,the hotel with the fireplace,the atmosphere...to wear real winter clothes,a new thing for brazilians coming from Rio!!(kinda weird so heavy for us!)

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    Student travel

    by sof76 Written Apr 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When people in Buenos Aires finish college, we use to go to Bariloche with all our class mates...
    I added a photo of my student travel...

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    VILA LA ANGUSTURA

    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Amazing place to visit,the last village in Argentina before you cross to Chile.
    The village share with Bariloche the LAKE NAHUECHO API.

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