Chile or Argentina?

Started by Aussie Mike in South America - 12 Replies

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Ian Wickham
reply to 'Chile or Argentina?'
posted May-2009

Pablo Escobar wrote:What Ian was trying to say was that he has not been to Chile and has nothing to contribute :wink: On the other hand there are plenty other internet resources with info on Chile/Argentina. Your best bet would be a U.S forum called TGR. I would search before asking though 8)

Google is a wonderful thing, A bit of humour, is that a bad thing :roll:

Pablo Escobar
reply to 'Chile or Argentina?'
posted May-2009

Ahhh the wonders of the internet. Next time I will try not to be more subtle with a JUST KIDDING :lol:

Ian Wickham
reply to 'Chile or Argentina?'
posted May-2009

Pablo Escobar wrote:Ahhh the wonders of the internet. Next time I will try not to be more subtle with a JUST KIDDING :lol:

I'm a sensitive delicate creature who is upset very easily, :mrgreen:

reply to 'Chile or Argentina?'
posted May-2009

last year researched the choices of chile vs argentina. never went - bad decision, since should have liquidated portfolio and gone skiing, thought would assess treasury's actions and well hank paulson lost his marbles and evryone knows what ensued, anyway here is what i gleaned.
1. bariloche, argentina genuinely less expensive but being closer to volcanic eruption in chile, messed up flights and sky and air quality in bariloche - chilean resorts of valle nevado and portillo much further north and hence not affected. plus argie economy is on quasi-permanent life-support so the currency is basically in the ditch perpetually and stuff is just cheaper for those paying in USD or Euros or Aud
2. valle nevado even closer than portillo to santiago and bigger place, in terms of places to stay and hence broader offering in terms of price etc
3. portillo is all skiing - that is what i was looking for, but for apres stuff, valle nevado better bet
4. valle nevado because of connections of adjacent resorts much bigger than portillo. bariloche in argie-land is pretty big too
5. bariloche seems like a fun town - am not really interested personally, since rather simply stay ski-in/ski-out but it was apparent bariloche is far more amenable to partying, babes and all those other good things in life
6. bariloche a bit complicated to get to but folks swear by it once you get there. though note the supposed best "steeps" are mostly unavailable because of winds and weather, i.e. lifts to them are closed 66% of the time.

trust that fly-by helps
Skiing is good for the soul!

reply to 'Chile or Argentina?'
posted May-2009

49 days today (now exactly) and i'll be sitting on a plane bound for Santiago...choosing a movie and slurping on a cheeky little red. :D
www  The Only Way is Down http://towid.blogspot.com/

Topic last updated on 15-May-2009 at 19:12

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