La Posada de Vistalba (Carlos Pulenta Winery)
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... panoramic views from the townhall roof and the massive forested Parque General San Martin where the 'Estadio Malvinas Argentinas' World Cup '78 stadium is located - unfortunately a sight the England team failed to see.
This was our first experience of a big Argentinian city and despite the pleasant leafy boulevards, the poverty within the city was all too clear to see, a reflection of the country's general economic instability. Although the cafes on ...
Mendoza was about a 10 hour trip from Cordoba and its not really on the main tourist route as its a bit out of the way, although a lot of people fly there from Buenos Aires to visit the wine region there.
The whole city is located right at the base of the Andes so the scenery was beautiful. We didn't go on any tours or walks in the mountains though as we have been following the Andes mountain range all ...
... fan did not help. While other hostels had AC in the lobby or the dorms, and pools to boot, mine had neither. And it was nearly double the price. Oh we'll, you live and you learn. That afternoon I quickly joined a wine and bike tour so as not to lose the day. It was actually a lovely tour. We visited three bodegas (wineries) in the Maipu area, riding bikes for 10-15 mins between each one. One made organic wine, and one--Vistandes--had the best Carmonere in the ...
... but we were rewarded with a surprise tour up to their roof terrace by the girl we spoke to, which gave good views of the city and the vineyards and mountains beyond.
Back to the hostel to check in, and did our room feel a bit hot? It was probably nothing- just open a window. We later discovered it was directly above an asado restaurant that cooked everything over hot coals and that the metal flume outside our window was the ...
... of service in 1984. Today its skeletal remains can be seen winding their way among the mountains. Due to lack of funding and concrete actions taken by either the Argentine or Chilean government, it is not clear if or when the railway will be restored, a great shame in my opinion as it would have been absolutely amazing to cross the border by train.
Probably the most relaxing day we had in Mendoza was visiting the Termas Cacheuta. Set amid the ...
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