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... them the most so far & they seem pretty cool, they're from small towns in Australia and tend to be our meal buddies as well! Our tour guide Marcelo is a fun, chilled Argentinean fellow and makes sure all the logistics are in order - he is doing a good job so far, everything has been well organized and pretty polished. We keep having to check in with him as our 3 suitcases weigh 56kgs and that excludes our hand luggage! The rest of the group are traveling with either ...
... As a result the locals are collecting and hoarding American dollars. Right now the official exchange rate is 5.6 pesos : $1US, but the so called blue market will give 9 pesos per $1US. For travellers this is great if you bring dollars into the country. We missed the boat and did not learn about this situation until after we arrived. So it's costing us 40% more than all the other travellers and what makes it more challenging is that its muy dificil to find an ATM ...
... winemaker (in terms of litres of wine produced) in Argentina. We toured the facility where we were shown the entire winemaking process. Here is a quick overview of what we learned (those with absolutely no interest in wine might want to skip this bit). Wine is made from the natural fermentation of grape juice (for those who didn’t know already!). Fermentation is the process by which sugar is transformed into alcohol. Winemaking is split into the following ...
... I have generally being enjoying the chicken in south America.
After a bit of a rest for the food to go down we head back to the springs and soak our bodies for another hour or so we head off to catch our bus back to town.
We head back to the hostel on the way discovering there is quite a large market in the building just opposite the hostel. Gabriella makes a salad for dinner but not really what I am feeling like, so head off to find something. After ...
... 60000 bottles!! 3 wines were again offered for tasting: 1) 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon 2) 2008 Malbec 3) 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. These averaged apx P/30-45 (apx. $6-10) a bottle. The price difference being much lower than the previous because of the mass production which this bodega is capable of. 3 hours of cycling and wine tasting (although definitely more of the latter!!) in temperatures over 32 degrees meant we were all pretty tired by the time we reached our final bodega ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility