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... amongst ourselves. The owner told us we were part of her family when we'd tried all of these. As we swapped funny tales, the wine tour commenced behind us. The lady who'd invited us into her kindred shushed us, but this just made us crank up the volume further. Egging each other on like a class of underachieving year 9s, we were pretty much asked to leave. From then on, it was all a blur... More vineyards and wineries than you can shake a stick at. On our way back to Mr. Hugo, ...
... over and over again to call him if we had any trouble with the bikes....so we were obviously going to have some trouble then!!!
Stopped off for some alfajores and then cycled off to the wineries for a tour and some tastings. When we got back to the hostel we headed straight for the pool where we joined Sinead, Paul and Ian (who we met previously in Bariloche) for a nice chilled bottle of white wine and some ...
... to sober us up a bit before we took the bus make to Mendoza. The sun was scorching and the 37 degrees heat certainly got to your head. He also gave us a bottle of cabernet sauvignon when we left as a thank you for choosing his company which was produced just a few meters from his rental shop. We caught the bus back to Mendoza and one of the sister/brother hostels were putting on the BBQ party. We decided to join in as we couldn't be bothered too cook and heard it was ...
... also visited an olive oil factory on the way home. It wasn't as interesting as the wineries, but let me tell you, the free bread and oil samples were much appreciated after the wine tastings. That night I participated in the empanada class at the hostel! We learned how to cook the Argentinian food that I love so much here! Then, of course, we got to eat them! Not a bad deal for a free meal.
On my last day I walked around the ...
... short video of history on the area, and we were off.
We headed up "The Way of the Year" or "The Road of 365 Curves" - it was definitely a windy road up the mountains. Barely two lanes wide, and the rain the night before had caused some rock slides, at one point, a rock cube about 3 feet x 3 feet sitting in the middle of the road. Shortly after we started up the road the driver said "we are in February now" and near the end "it is almost September now" it's ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility