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... in Argentina. Mendoza was a 'nice' city, clean, safe and famous for making wine. It's actually desert country but the people there have made complicated irrigation systems from the rivers and can flood their crops when they want to. I went on a wine tour and aside from learning how wine is made and doing a fair bit of tasting, I also met a cool bunch of people. We bought wine and drank it on the grass outside ...
... the Argentina games whilst he was in BA but apparently this game will be massive, the two biggest rivalry teams so we decided to go and see if we could get tickets. We took a walk upto the stadium which the guy at the hostel said was only 15 minutes walk away however, this took a lot longer than he said and took us nearly 1 1/2 to get there, we did get lost a couple of times but still, underestimation or what. Even more annoying when we finally got there ...
... in water from the mountains and have multiple dams used for drinking water and irrigation for their main industry which is wine. They have 20cm of rain a year in Mendoza which is basically nothing, making it a perfect place to grow grapes and hence have a thriving wine industry. Due to the lack of rain, the vineyards are all flat (as they do not need drainage) and they use a controlled water system to irrigate the vineyards which keeps the quality high. The ...
... some friends from our hostel.... Perfect.
The next day was a more casual wine tasting. We caught a local bus out to Mr Hugo's bikes to visit some of the wineries we enjoyed our last trip. This was probably our only disappointment with Mendoza. The outlying wine village of Maipu has grown and become very very busy. The main road is now a truck loaded highway with constant traffic, this made a nervous day on bikes riding ...
... was shown twice in our 15-hour journey.
We were very glad to arrive in Mendoza, the heart of Argentinian wine country set at the foot of the Andes. The town itself has wide tree-lined streets and attractive parks and plazas, and is easily walkable. This travelling lark can be quite tiring at times, so we spent the first couple of days lounging in the park, reading and enjoying the sunshine.
Our hostel was one of the best we've been in - spacious rooms, good ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDakar Hotel & Spa Mendoza
Good location, helpful staff. Barking dogs. Wine in Mendoza are excellent.
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