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Feb 19, 2011 - Mendoza

Today Saturday is my fourth and last day in Mendoza. I came to Mendoza in 2005, and at the time I felt disappointed by the city: it was a lot larger and busier than I had envisionned, full of smoking buses, and way too many stray dogs for my taste. This time my expectations were more realistic, and I find that I quite like the city. It doesn't have any of the grand architecture of parts of Buenos Aires, Cordoba or Salta (almost all the constructions are modern and not especially interesting), but its streets are shaded by large trees, and...

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Jan 17, 2011 - Mendoza, Argentina

Up and out at 7am - again, easy Metro to bus terminal. El Rapido bus to Mendoza, Argentina leaves 1/2 hour late...trip to be 6 hours. We've been across this border before, back on Nov. 9th when we were delayed a day due to wind and snow on the pass over the mtns. Leaving Chile is much easier than entering. The past 2 weeks have been one of those long time short time periods - feeling like we've been on the ferry a long time and on Easter Is. a long time yet now looking back it seems to be a flash in time. This will be our last bus ride w/...

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Nov 6, 2010 - Mendoza

In Mendoza we are doing alot of planning...looks like we may head to Santiago, Chile now. Ckd into Hotel El Nevado (right across from bus terminal & a short walk to city center) where MariaElena and Monica, desk clerks, decided it was ok to give us a reduced price at 200p for the 4 bed room w/ bath since we are staying 2 nites (from 240p) thus saving us $10 US! I am trying not to mention money as much but it is really frustrating when our budgets are being totally blown due to the high prices (mainly due to the poor exchg rates w/ the...

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Nov 1, 2010 - Mendoza

Wine and beautiful scenery.... Woke up on the bus from BA about an hour from Mendoza, after a luscious nights sleep on a fully reclining seat, to the Andes in the distance, v spectacular. Jumped in a taxi to a recommended hostel, but couldn't check in straight away so went for a walk around town, to the park and to the lovely pedestrian street in the centre, enjoying the gorgeous sunshine. Then back to the hostel to relax by the pool and enjoy a bbq, to be fully ready for the infamous wine tour the next day. Had met two Irish guys, Alan and...

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Sania´s travels...

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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