Travel Blogs from Mendoza
... expecting autumn. And all these after 2-5 glasses of champagne from Chandon (the 1st winery visited) before even the mid day... Magic! After all we had a great day but did not learn a lot about the wines unfortunately... Then we rented a car and drove around to see Aconcagua - the highest mountain in the world... outside of Asia. The drive to the target were in fact much more spectacular then the view to Aconcagua itself. At ...
... We got to pass the time swimming, sunbathing, cycling through vineyards and olive groves and exploring the abandoned railway track. We also got to explore the surrounding area with its little kiosk shops and had probably our biggest food ordering fail yet. In an unsurprising twist, bike repair shops are unable to sell you a potato.
We were joined on the second to last night by a Chilean student working on the vineyards and on the last night by two really ...
... festival in Belgium. It was going to be a 17 hour journey to Patagonia to a town called Bariloche. This is known as the switzerland of Argentina and carries the name Lake District because of its beautiful scenery. We had the cama bus booked again so we were able to have a decent nights sleep, this one was a fairly nice bus with James bond on dvd in English. See you in ...
... thing: in the middle of the busiest street of the city, a row of bored-looking individuals keep repeating loudly and without restraint "cambio, cambio, cambio" or "dolares, dolares".
We approach one of them and he immediately tells us the rate of the day: 9.20 argentine pesos per dollar. Just to give you an idea of why we are here, the official exchange rate if we went into a bank is 6 pesos per dollar. You never throw away a thirty-five percent net gain. ...
... Day 48
Yesterdays red wine was free but it certainly came at a price. Travelling is difficult at the best of times but with a stinking hangover its made even harder. After 4 absolutely unforgettable days it was time to leave Mendoza. At 1pm we boarded our bus ready for the 6 hour trip to Santiago back through the mountains we'd driven through on Friday. The Chilean border greeted us with an enormous queue, the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility