After a lovely morning of sleeping in at my decidedly adorable hotel - Boutique Hotel Raco I went to meet the brother of a good friend in Palermo. He has been living in BA long enough to serve as the perfect cipher for all things porteño and more. After a discussion on politics and personalities of Argentina he kindly drove me to the airport for a short and very civilized flight to San Carlos de Bariloche. Landing on the edge of Patagonia and overlooking the Andes I couldn't help thinking it all looked like a much less populated Idaho. A much vaster version of it. Enjoy the pics. First is of the little place I we had a coffee this morning and the rest is what I've had a chance to see in Bariloche.