Los Condores Hotel de Montana
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... area where wine is made nowadays. It's not quite as traditional with its modern pressing machine that uses an inflatable thing inside to get the last bit of juice out of the grapes. The fermentation tanks were all metal. Cheaper wines are refined in cement tanks that may have wood in for flavor. For better wines the barrels for aging were mostly made with American Oak although French Oak is used for the most expensive wine.
The museum was jam packed with all the ...
... were to taste, 2 white, 2 oaky malbecs so
headed off to find the microbrewery looking distinctly closed. Walked on to the
plaza but uninspiring lunch options so got the bus back – such a painfully
convoluted route back got off and walked the rest of the way.
Bracing walk to the bus station for the 6pm bus to BA – full
for the 1st ...
... fountains, crafts fairs, and green green and more green. A great place to waste many hours.
General Parque San Martin
A forested 420 hectare green oasis only 2km from the city centre with several museums, a lake, a rowing and tennis club, lots of military statues (God, how the South Americans love to idolise their military heroes, its a contest between them and Catholic statues). Unfortunately, I did not have the energy to walk ...
... providers. All of the day trips boil down to two options: a long hike (to Confluencia) or a short hike (to Laguna Horcones). The hike to Horconoes is only about 15-20 minutes over a very easy trail, I wouldn't even call it a hike. Doing Confluencia makes for a fairly long day (our entire trip was nearly 12 hours), but the overall hike was great and the views definitely made it worth it.
We also stopped at Puente ...
... ended up at a decent enough restaurant for dinner in the tourist hub. South America in general is about 30% more expensive than SA so a basic meal for two is about R500, minimum. We didn't really enjoy the Chilean food, their empanadas are like deep fried pies but they are filled with beef (the cuts we would never eat) onions, kidneys and olives. Their famous drink which we did enjoy is called Pisco sours, which is basically made from sour grapes & they add icing ...