El Portal Suites
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... Argentine projects its fortunes could wane between successive governments.
If you have seen the movie “Seven Years In Tibet” starring Brad Pitt and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud,then you will have seen Mendoza.The Uspallata valley and the Andes foothills were used as the Tibetan scenery backdrop and a huge 200m set was built in the valley to replicate the city of Lhasa.The Dalai Lama's Palace was reconstructed in an abandoned garlic warehouse ...
... It makes sense, the people who love me want me to come home in one piece. But, much to their chagrin, it didn't take me long after arriving here to realize that I was going to have at least three near-death experiences a day, with two of the three being transportation related. Whether it is nearly being sideswiped by a car while walking home, getting stuck in a cab with a driver who has a need for speed, or literally flying out of your seat when the bus decides to take a ...
... room calling my name and then decided to climb through the window..so that was great fun especially for the person who was on the top bunk beneath the window.
One really good way to cure a hangover here is rafting! How many people can say they´ve been rafting in the Andes and all for the brilliant price of 25 pounds? The views were incredible; so many different colours on all the layers of the rocks ...
... and a mooch back to the hotel where we met
up with everyone and had another steak dinner – getting a bit sick of it, but
we are back on the bus tomorrow so it will be back on Spaghetti Bolognaise and
sausage and mash soon!
Emma never did get the part for the van, so is heading back
on an overnight bus tonight to meet up with us before heading onwards from
here. Our ultimate destination is ...
... lunch at the final vineyard. Amazing service, wine paired with each course fantastic conversation and unforgettable views! It's safe to say I fell in love with the area of Mendoza....so of anyone's wondering what to get me for Xmas...a vineyard maybe?! The group invited me to join them for dinner at one of the top restaurants in Mendoza with one of Argentinas top chefs....I thought why not! So as you can see it definitely was nit a backpacker day! But when I sat there eating in ...