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... lovely afternoon!
Wednesday night in the hostel is Empanada night! An old Argentinian lady comes in and shows you how to make them! We stood around the kitchen watching her make the filling and then we moved into the dining area where we all got to make two. We used the pastry, the filing, some egg and mince with onions and spices and wrapped them up. They cook in about 10 minutes and were delicious! Met Grace and Kirsty, two lovely girls ...
Next stop, Mendoza - the wine capital of Argentina. After ditching Mad Anna, myself and The Aussies caught the overnight bus from Santiago to Mendoza. I experienced my first border crossing, which involved being turfed off the bus in the middle of the night, and freezing my tits off for an hour, whilst passports and luggage are checked. Apparently an hour is not that bad, so I should be grateful. We arrive in Mendoza and feeling extremely tired and grubby, I make my way to the hostel. ...
... and my own sense of pride was kicking in.
When we attempted to think this over at his cousin’s house with a large yard and pool, once again, aggravations multiplied. His cousin also had a large German Shepherd that seemed glued to Val’s backside no matter how many times she angrily barked and growled.
Once again, I was forced to leave abruptly, as the situation was not calming in any way. General Roca was not greeting me kindly. Joaquin tried his ...
Once again back to BA and the lovely hotel scala in San Telmo. A late breakfast of coffee and croissants in the famous cafe tortoni and then back to the hotel via San Telmo for rest and recovery. Much needed hours of sleep later and we headed out to San Telmo and La Brigada (which was so good the first time that jin had to go back). Good wine and good food and a wondering ...
... fact, I think we used our lack of Spanish to interpret what we thought he said to mean that. We settled down and the food was delicious. Paul's fig jam mixed with the blue cheese was sensational and won hands down. After a very satisfying lunch we cycled around the corner to our first bodega, Trapiche. It had an lovely gravel drive, manicured lawns, complete with a miniature glass pyramid (like the Louve) in the centre. We opted to skip the wine tour as time was getting on and ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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