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Travel Blogs from Mendoza
... the vines was a highlight. Lesson of the day: never leave a draw-string bag in the basket of a bike whilst navigating with a poor map (nothing of value lost). After a final wobbly cycle to return the bikes, Mr Hugo rewarded us with a complimentary bottle of his best unlabelled vino tinto. We probably didn't need to sample it on the bus home...
Needless to say the following day was uneventful as we recuperated and waited for the night bus to Cordoba, 10 hours.
... wine region in Bolivia that we visited...enormous! Its the 5th largest wine growing area in the world.
We got picked up from our hostel and visited 3 different wineries during the course of the afternoon. We tasted many different wines & the wineries we visited had a strong Italian heritage - although the wine that Mendoza is famous for is Malbec which originated in France.
The tour took us behind the scenes to ...
... when I returned to the hostel an Israeli in my room had stolen my pillow. He had two and I had zero. So rude. And what I used as a pillow did more harm than good, giving me neck pain I'm still fighting nearly a week later. My neck hurt so badly the next two mornings I couldn't really do anything. I took lots of hot showers, one day I went to the pool at another HI. I walked around the city's gorgeous plazas. They are plentiful because after the last ...
... it. Damn it! Anyway, we had a shower to wash all the bus travel off and went to see about getting some Malbec in.
We found a great street to sit and drink, but must have chosen a duff example because the wine was pretty horrible. Certainly no Vino Toro! Spent a few hours chatting and wincing it down and headed back to our hostel for a late night roast chicken dinner. The kitchen was fractionally better appointed than our one in El ...
After a rather late breakfast we headed out find to buy some stamps. The post office is on the other side of town and is the only place to buy stamps so when we got there we thought we would buy a few. Took a ticket and waited to be called. Got the stamps finally and they were quite expensive. We headed off with stamps in hand to write on the one card we had and to buy some more cards. We then discovered ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsDakar Hotel & Spa Mendoza
Good location, helpful staff. Barking dogs. Wine in Mendoza are excellent.
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