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Oct 7, 2010 - Mendoza

Another long bus ride, more food service with wine and champagne, more bad films (Husband for Hire, a new low...) then arrival in Mendoza. Since now on my lonesome choose the budget option of walking to the hostel, which turns out to be a good 30 min walk in hot sun which was not that pleasant. Not alone for too much longer as the ozzie girls we met back up with in BA were turning up with another friend of theirs, Blake. No messing around as they were leaving the next day, so we headed straight out to Maipu for the infamour Mr Hugo's wine...

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Sep 10, 2010 - Argentina - Mendoza

Dear all, Hope you're well. Couple of entries for you today, which we'll post separately. When we wrote last we were at Iguazu Falls - from there, we took a long journey to Mendoza (Argentina's biggest wine region) with a pit stop en route in Cordoba. Cordoba was a nice city, very studenty so we felt rather old as we had a couple of drinks on the busy bar street with all the young 'uns (some of whom had egg and flour all over them so we reckon it must have been graduation or something, unless that's just the look they're rockin' these...

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Rolene On Tour

May 11, 2010 - Mendoza

Mendoza (5th - 9th May) Reluctanly we left our amazing apartment in Bariloche for another 19 hour bus trip to Mendoza! Oh how we love those bus trips! The funniest thing on this trip was that we were promptly told by the bus driver that "no number 2 were allowed to be left on the bus" Oh dear Wilson, what you gonna do! Mendoza is known for its wine and so we all eagerly anticpated some great wine tasting! We managed to book a little apartment again and were unexpectedly met by Monica, the lady who owned the apartment at the bus stop. She...

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May 3, 2010 - Oenologie en tandem

90% de la production de vin argentin vient de la région de Mendoza. On s'est dit qu'on devrait aller y faire un tour... Plus grande que Salta, c'est une marche de plus en terme de modernité. De larges avenues avec de grands trottoirs, beaucoup de parcs, des boutiques de créateurs, des restaurants chics... Mendoza est une ville riche, comme toutes les villes où on fait du vin. Après un repérage d'une heure, chargés de nos sacs, on trouve pour dormir un petit plan comme on les aime. Une pizzeria qui fait "hospedaje" tenue par un...

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Apr 20, 2010 - No more wine for you

So where does the day start, seems quite a while ago. Thats right, I did a waking tour of the cities museums and also the municipal aquarium. The aquarium is straight from the 40's when it was built and hasn't been changed since then. Seriously it hasn't. People have better setups at home. Anyway for 5 pesos it was the cheapest aquarium i've been too. Kind of like paying to visit a pet shop in a way. Some interesting fish thats for sure and then I found the sea turtle. It was way too big for the tank it was in, it kept banging against the...

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Apr 18, 2010 - Meandering in Mendoza

So I did make it to Mendoza, which is just as well, because today is a beautiful day to wander the sunday streets of Mendoza. The hostel staff thought I was insane and would be bored and should go do a horseback riding tour instead. after all no one com,es to Mendoza to see the city. Ignoring the hostel staff and using my sense of direction, I wandered down towards the central plaza in Mendoza, called Plaza de la Independencia. Mendoza has a large central plaza about 4 blocks in size then 4 other plazas only one block in size. They are...

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Apr 17, 2010 - Long way to Mendoza

Firstly no photos today. Its been a long day of travelling that has taken me to all sorts of places. I got up early and walked into El calafate town for the last time. Then while I was waiting for my bus to take me to the airport, I explained to Nico who was working there today, all about marsupials and monotremes, in the best spanish I could muster. I think the conversation started from asking me about kangaroos, which is the standard question Australians get asked overseas. My flight to Buenos Aires was as uneventful as it could be....

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Apr 11, 2010 - WINE COUNTRY

After the theft and violation of our kit and beloved third snapper, we went to Mendoza and Cafataye, Argentina’s capital wine making regions. We´re still quite bummed about the whole business but we keep bumping into people who it’s also happened to, but that doesn´t really make much difference. Some people, however, have lost all their photographs, passports etc, but the secret is to try and stay positive and optimistic and not view every single person you meet as a potential bandit who needs to be punished exquisitely´. You can´t help but...

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Operation Badger

Feb 22, 2010 - Argentina North to Jujuy

Penguins,Sea lions, Pampas, Rock Canyons and Wine This section of the trip took us from one end of Argentina to the other. We spend almost 5 weeks doing it. From Ushuaia we drove up the east coast on highway 3, to small pueblos that Magellan and Darwin had visited. We visited Tombo provincial Park where the largest Colony of Magellanic Penguins is located. Then on to the Valdez Peninsula, where the Southern Sea lion Colony and Oracas, and Moras(a rabbit like creature) were found. From the Peninsula we drove across the hot Pampas to the...

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Dec 11, 2009 - Mendoza

After flying on our last long journey it was back to the buses for our trip from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. The journey takes 13 hours and therefore we were not looking forward to it. But we had nothing to worry about as the journey was great and we slept better than the previous couple of nights in the Colonia hostel. We probably need to admit that we booked a suite on the bus and therefore had our own little area and seats that turned into horizontal beds, we also got supper and breakfast! Mendoza was nice, but not really what we expected....

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RTW Ian and Lisa

Dec 10, 2009 - Mendoza - waiting for the evening bus

The day was pretty eventless. We decided to sleep our heart’s content as the hostel we stayed in has a 11am check out time meaning that we can have more of a lie-in and didn’t have to set an alarm clock to wake us up. At 11am we have eaten breakfast and checked out and decided to head for a walk in town instead of staying next to the murky swimming pool as originally planned. The city of Mendoza isn’t particularly interesting if it wasn’t for its surrounding vineyards. We strolled along the streets aimlessly and was mainly chatting instead...

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Dec 9, 2009 - Mendoza - Wine tasting

Today is the wine tasting day. We have chosen to go with a tour instead of visiting the wineries ourselves (which is another popular option). The reason being is that we have met a traveler who happily recalled being given a big plastic cup of wine everywhere he went with a fairly minimum tour so not to waste precious wine tasting time. We thought we would want something a bit more sophisticated than merely getting drunk as I am pretty interested in wine itself and hence we opted for the more expensive, yet more informative organized wine...

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