Bariloche is found at the base of the Andes and on the southern shores of the Nahuel Huapi lake, in the national park, of the same name. The Myrtle forest is a popular destination due to its incredibly distorted tree trunks, reminiscent of a cartoon glade and even thought to have been the inspiration for Walt Disney when he wrote Bambi! Bariloche is a popular skiing, trekking and mountaineering destination, but is also a vibrant city and the home of many cafes and delectable chocolate shops. The word Bariloche means "people from behind the mountain" in the native language of Mapudungun. The city is Argentinian; however, it is often confused with being Chilean due to its proximity to Santiago in Chile.