Grand Hotel Balbi
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... noticed in this part of the world where the consumption of cereal is not taken particularly seriously and the manufacture of said bowls seems to have been based on assumption rather than fact and milk has strangely been replaced by yogurt,whether Argentina is trying to start a new trend on eating cereal is open to the jury but I can tell you the whole experience is not winning them many friends,when I eat cornflakes I expect my bowl at the very least to have angled siding ...
... rope. Our lives were literally hanging on by a rope. Of course, as it always seems to happen in Argentina, we made it to the gas station just fine, the attendant expressed his love for us, and soon enough we were on our way to the Vines of Mendoza.
This was the cherry on top of 18 hours of transportation woes. That morning, after enduring a 10 hour long overnight bus ride, we had arrived to a flash flood in Mendoza, leaving us stranded at the bus station for a bit as ...
... 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..
... m a fan, it’s really dry,
but I can’t say its stopped us!
The wine tour was interesting; we went to three different
vineyards, learning all about the harvesting, production and bottling process.
They ship most of the barrels they use from France, and we learnt how to spot a
young wine from a reserve. Quite funny actually, the first one we went to was
the cheaper end, and told us we should be looking for bright pinks through ...
... was a fabulous night. Once again met some very interesting people. An American girl who had just moved to mendoza. She used to be in consulting in US and then decided she no longer knew what made her happy so sold her house, car, left her friends and family and is currently jobless in Argentina trying to work it out! So courageous and admirable! See if you don't like something...change it! I got talking to the owners of the vineyard, a French couple. Very interesting indeed. The ...