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Bariloche – The Patagonia we Dreamed

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The great Francisco P. Moreno , his life dedicated to the creation and preservation of the Region, and its Natural wonders.- Museum at Civic Center
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Our home in Bariloche Hotel Costa del Nahuel
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In route , From Mendoza to Bariloche
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Views entering Bariloche
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All Buses in Chile and Argentina have the system, you arrive at the bus 30 minutes prior, deliver your luggage on the side, and also at arrival everyone crowds the area to receive them as well. Here Cata International buses, and the Meachams in the crowd. 🙂
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Cata bus billboards are bright and inviting.
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Lobby of Costa del Nahuel home of cozy and relaxing afternoons
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Views from de Hotel Costas del Nahuel
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the view of the Lago Nahuel from our bed, Priceless!!
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Pool view, Lago Nahuel from our room at the Costas el Nahuel Hosteria
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clear water of Lago Nahuel
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Boys enjoying the Nahuel Lake
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Colorful plant decorates many places in Bariloche and 7 Lakes, home of dozens of Bumble bees.
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“In Bariloche , there is so much to do, you can come back tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day. Bariloche , I want to be there! – Street Bilboard.
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a walk in the Bariloche Center
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Civic center view from street
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Our Chevy to the Levy… Renting a car is very convenient , allow to enjoy 7 lakes route, and Valle de Angostura in one day , very safe and the views are outstanding a treasure to keep in our hearts.
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Main Plaza , Lake Nahuel, and Museum.
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Lots og great information at the Museum of Patagonia, Natural History and founders of region.
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Boys in Museum.
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San Bernardo Dogs are the attraction for tourists, and money makers for the owners who take pictures of you for a charge.
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Interesting history of the original tribes. The Mapuches
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Bus Station ,at arrival
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Museo de La Patagonia
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First Flags in Museo de la Patagonia
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leather color in first tribe. Museo de la Patagonia
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Mapuche’s Flag
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in route , driving south in Lake Nahuel
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hoodie time , cold in the lake!
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Hotel Llao Llao, amazing architecture, privilege view of 2 lakes
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Llao Llao Hotel
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View from parking Hotel Llao Llao
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Llao Llao Hotel views
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from our window in Hotel Costas del Nahuel, 2 kyte surfers where enjoying the known winds of Bariloche lakes.
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Argentinian like very much their Ice cream, when in Rome… have a Gelato! maybe is their Italian heritage 🙂 D-licious!

Our F8 trip is already in its 19th  Week and the countdown Will start soon. My family and I are spending 4 Nights in San Carlos de Bariloche and the hotel is Costa del  Nahuel , everything in Argentina has been handcrafted by my network travel partners – Designer Trips ,  Matias and Lucas , and everything has been perfect – length in each place and lodging accordingly to our budget.  We are experience it to plan it in the future for you . 🙂 exciting !

We entered Argentina by bus and I feel good and confident that the time they took in the border, frontier, with bus and luggage manually checked, probably avoid further problems . We saw several police bording the bus.  We, later, exited the bus for X-raying all the luggage.  After which, we were on our way again.  The advatanges of riding by bus are the amazing views , the forced time to sleep and read, and the affordability when you are a party of 4.  After many buses with different carriers,  I must say that our Favorite attendant, Patricia  (Cata International) was outstanding and attentive.  A bonus was that the meals on this route, Mendoza -Barcelona, where awesome – all full meals, breakfast and snack.  The excitement to  see the  Andes mountain range and spot the white tips in the summer “mode” was like a JACKPOT.  The  word, “el niño”, is always discussed to explained  the drastic weather changes including: dry rivers , unusually hot or cold, as well as other phenomena. In any case, we are fascinated with the Patagonia landscapes , the pristine lakes , the easy going and safe streets , the amazing  blend of cultures in the hotels architecture with structures resembling Switzerland  The healthy air and very low humidity breathed in is incredible.

We are getting used to sweets and other non-traditional items for breakfast instead of the eggs , ham or sausages.  A good “asado” or Italian pasta for lunch is the norm with whatever is leftover for dinner.  Argentina was at the top of the list for my husband  and so far the first 5 days in this land did not disappoint a bit!

Stay tune for next week where we will go to Perito Moreno Glacier and first hand feel the glaciers .

Please write me if you have any questions at ANYTIME !

 


 

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Lobby view of Lago Nahuel, Enjoying Tempranillo, courtesy of Travel Agency in Mendoza

Cessy F. Meacham CTIE

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Sandboarding in Peru

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Dunas de Conache – Trujillo Peru

Dunas de Conache – Trujillo Peru

This place is a recreational complex in the department of La Libertad , close to Trujillo, the facilities offer great fun for a very few dollars, entrance is about $0.25cts but you pay a few dollars other  activities you want,  zip line, boats in the lake, shooting, some trekking, etc,

This is a video of my pathetic attempt to stand up, on the board, i must say this has been my second time after trying in Ica -in the Oasis of Huacachina, where i did sand board  seating down and belly down , this was the  very first time I actually tried to stand up, my nephew and kids love  it and being one the few  “sport” that the whole family can participate, I  decided to join them any time we can .This dunes were harder because no vehicle was involved to take you to the top of the Dunes , therefore you have to sweat and climb all the way,  all that work and  in  less that 1 minute you  ride down, is better to do it early in the day so the heat doesn’t get you too hard.

You can  tell I had fun but most importantly , I LOVED ,listening to my children laughing  so hard at me,  and with me!!

Would you try ???  What sport or activity you practice with the entire family?

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Is this getting you closer to your goals?

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Is this bringing me closer to my goals?

It is said, when you are in business that you have to write your goals, to have clarity, and that every action you make you should be asking yourself; Is this bringing me closer to my goals?

Have you applied that?

I personally like to have a business coach, not only I let it all out with a professional ; my business challenges, frustrations and goals, but also allows that this professional with a special interest that I “ feel ” the value of their advice, keep me in track towards my goals and also more than often , If you are like me going a million miles per hour and in all directions, they are the ones who helped me to stop , realize and enjoy my successes.

But things are a little different this year for me, (more than a little they are 180 degrees different) My F8 Travel year , is a year of experiences, building relationships with hotels , tour companies and organizations, is also a year of bonding, a year of gratitude , a year of memories, a year of learning, a year of togetherness, and with it there are goals to accomplished, As always it must be the financial goals, where I must make sales as I travel, I need to pay office rent, the management of it, Health, Life and Travel Insurance among others, Technology is being my savior and my nightmare at the same time. But together we must accomplish those much needed sales.

The new goals I have in addition are the core of what is F8 travel, in every experience we lived in this year in every city we visit, every family and friend we met, every restaurant, i ask myself: ” Is this bringing me closer or let me experience any of the F8 elements? Is this for Family? or Faith? or Friends? or Funding/Volunteering? or Fitness/Health? or Fun? or Food? or Fulfillment?

If what I am doing involves one or more of those elements, I feel like I am getting closer to my goals for this year.

You don’t have to be traveling to add F8 in your life, I believe it will help everyone to grow spiritually, I am overwhelmed with gratitude because these last 15 weeks, since We started this Life purpose Journey, October 09th 2015, I made possible to personally hold hands, look in the eyes of those who mean a lot to me, i had the blessing to tell them, “ I love you” “ I appreciate you “ “You made me feel especial” , and “ I am here for you”!!, and you might be my next visit 🙂

Thanks for your time,

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Tio Victor & Mila Ulloa without their courage to Leave Peru in the 60’s for a better future for them and their son, I would never be an American Citizen today! Bravery runs in the family!

LAS BRISA MEACHAM FAMILY

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The Meacham’s at a dinner Show Las Brisas del Titicaca in Lima Peru, they are my biggest cheerleaders and the axel of my world!

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