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Travel Blogs from San Rafael
... all looking forward to seeing it.
In our attempt to regain elevation and favorable winds, we encounter nasty turbulence, that brings silence to the inside of the plane. Fortunately, we climb through it after a few minutes and get a nice push that has us cruising around 125 nauts. The landscape below has turned barren with Andean foothills rising from the floor.
A third of the way to San Rafael we encounter cloud ...
... be told off when I was halfway up!
-seeing the parrot sitting on a gate on our way up
-the many incredible ice-creams..
-getting my funky new haircut from the lovely Emma, who´s beginning her career as a tresser (travelling hairdresser)
-doing a mini egg hunt in the garden of Lao on Easter Sunday!
-the amazing mass Charlotte and I went to on Easter Sunday. One of the nicest, most energetic and colourful masses I´ve been to. A real treat!
-being sung ...
... least in Mendoza than in any other city – I’ll also point out that the map the tourist office gave us was on beige glossy paper with light brown print in a 1.5pt font. Yikes.
We found our "hostel" easy enough via taxi from the bus station, but we were surprised to find ourselves in an upscale part of town standing in front of what looked like a personal residence. Knock, knock… Virginia Roz comes to the door – an ...
... it. Normally you spit it out but it was too good to waste. We bought 2 bottles and sat on the decking in the sun drinking the wine and eating the cheese. Perfect!
We tried to go to another winery but it was getting to 6 and they were closing so we went to return the bikes. On arrival we were welcomed back with some more wine. Everybody who had rented a bike that day was sitting enjoying the last few hours and more red wine, great to go with the sundried tomatoes!
... and went back to asado after that.
Unfortunately after arriving into Mendoza, Rich got a full on cold that was to last two weeks and had him bedridden for one and a half days. Luckily we had moved into Empedrado where the staff were so nice. They offered to get a doctor in and constantly asked how he was feeling. The hostel also had an awesome free breakfast, a free glass of wine a day, free use of a washing machine, free wifi internet and a 15 minute ...