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The flight from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina is perhaps the shortest flight I have ever taken on a plane. The twenty minutes of flying time involved take off, a steep climb to get over the Andes Mountains, and then a steep descent into Mendoza which is nestled at the base of the Andes. The same trip by …
... s what they're known for..anyone? The hostel staff made a huge amount of argentine vegetables and meat and of course a gallon of wine for a fiver. Here we met a great group of people who we decided to travel across to Chile with to see the Atacama Desert. We were originally going to follow on up to Bolivia but we thought why not add another country into the equation! Turns out it was probably the best decision we'd made..
Had a day on our own today, which was fantastic – we have
gone from pretty much being on our own for the last two years to being
surrounded by 23 other people 24 – 7, so was nice to escape a little bit -
normally in cities dinner is a free for all, whoever wants to come, comes so we
never get any time on our own.
After a trawl around town for some summer clothes (it is
unbearably hot ...
... lot of dollars over the border into Argentina and then change them on the blue market since the exchange rate is so different. I know it's illegal but I decided to do it! I managed to get out 900 or so US dollars out to change. Now apparently the reason for this is because the inflation in Argentina is so crazy the locals are always so scared of it crashing so they think if they buy dollars off tourists they are safer, and apparently you can't buy dollars or draw out dollars in the ...
... we set off. The country road turned out to be a dirt track (that is being polite) which was absolute hell on an old rickety bike!! It was nice to see lots of local children playing as we attempted to ride our bikes although they were looking at us as if we were idiots as they were all going 100 m.p.h on their bikes!!
The second winery was smaller and not as modern but I will always remember the view that we had here whilst eating lunch. It was really hot, we ...