|On Thursday evening it was finally time to leave Buenos Aires. At around seven o'clock I sat in my first class seat on the nightbus to Mendoza. First class because I could turn the seat into a real bed. After a warm meal and a Hollywood movie in Spanish with Spanish subtitles, I transformed my seat into a kingsize bed! About 10 hours and 1070 km later, we reached the bus terminal in Mendoza. Blue sky, clean and fresh air,..., but nobody told me that it's so freezing cold! After I found my gloves on the bottom of my backpack, the search for a hostel could start. Right at the bus terminal was a stylish Rastafari with slightly red eyes, who offered us a bed in his hostel. Because it was next to the University he promised us a lot of chicas, and they are just looking for a blond gringo like me. We kindly rejected his offer and started our own search. Three hostels were already full, but number four had a nice room for us. Now it was time to discover Mendoza! After six month in huge cities I almost forgot how easy and slow life can be. In Mendoza it's so easy, that all shops have a long siesta from one till five o'clock in the afternoon. Sightseeing in Mendoza is also a bit easier. It takes about two hours when you do it twice. We finished our trip right at the beginning of siesta. The only thing we could do, was finding a nice place infront of the fireplace in the hostel. Here I decided to start my own siesta. Early next morning we started a daytrip to the high Andes and the ski resorts of Mendoza. On the way we had a stop to see the Anconcagua. The Aconcagua is with 6992m the highest mountain in America. It wasn't easy, but I could resist to start climbing up the mountain. It takes at least two weeks to get used to the height and another three weeks to get up there. All in all just a bit too long for me, because I'm going to Santiago tomorrow. Maybe next time!