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Travel Blogs from Mendoza
Finally got out of Rosario, follow the instructions of my map selling friend
and even though, when in some dodgy district thought he had stuffed
me up all of a sudden I was on the right road and heading over the
big bridge across the river and into the flat waterways that were the
islands. About 10 k down the track I realised …
Got onto a bus at a decent hour of lunchtime in Santiago to head across the Andes to Mendoza. Obviously a stunning journey with a particularly interesting stop at the Chilean/ Argentine border at around 4000m via probably the most windy (not windy) road ever built,
where we nearly left Steve behind as he had wandered off to take pictures …
Monday 27th Arrived in Mendoza about 8:00 after not such a great trip. Last time we traveled on the bus it was a Super Cama, this was a semi Cama. The difference was that the Super is a full size type of lay dowm bed, semi Camas are seats which slope back quite a way, but not horizontal. Slight mistake on our part. Any way we dropped our gear at …
... to eat so well in Mendoza but pretty much everywhere we eat is outstanding. This evening we eat at Azafran - again recommended by Javier. We took our prized bottle of Mendel Malbec Unus with (it is quite common for people to bring their own wines and the eatery to charge corkage here in Mendoza) as sadly it really is not an option to take it with us on our onward journey. Finn and Seb were not hugely hungry so were offered either chicken or steak and chips as part ...
... It was blowing
all the leaves and dust into our faces making it almost impossible to
breathe, with nowhere to find cover, we eventually found cover in an air
conditioned garage where we hung around in the shop as long as possible
before venturing back out the rest of the walk back to the hostel, the
temperature was 43 degrees, thankfully we have not experienced anything
similar since. We found ourselves at a nice hostel ...