Travel Blogs from Mendoza
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Eine Andentransversale mit Zollhäuschen zu oberst, was gibt es Schöneres! Wir sassen also im Bus von Santiago nach Mendoza, eine achtstündige Reise über die Anden von Chile nach Argentinien. Wir schlängelten die zahlreichen Kurven hoch, rundum gigantisches Felsmassiv. Um die Idylle war es dann aber urplötzlich geschehen, als …
Although the morning was a bit frustrating trying to figure out what to do today. Had planned to rent a car and go to Maipu, visit the wine museum and possibly a vineyard. No cars available so we said fine, we'll taxi over there. Found the wine museum website, they are closed on Sundays and the vineyard we wanted to visit was booked for the day. …
... about £80 a bottle, and it was unpleasant. So we got back on our bikes and headed for the next one. This one turned out to not actually be a winery at all, but somewhere they make olive oil, jams, chocolate and liquor. It was a tiny little family run place. So first we got to taste all the different "pastes" they sell. These were basically savory jams, like olive and garlic flavour and spiced pepper flavour, and all other kinds. Some of them were so delicious. But I preferred ...
... Our next stop at the winery Mevi was by far my favourite, the setting was just how you imagined it, the main balcony overlooking the vineyard, a nice place to taste a few more glasses of great wine! All really good. Another place we could have spent the whole afternoon but with time running out we headed off to the last winery of the day in time to return the bikes to Hugo's
Luckily for us the roads ...
... up for the big wine harvest festival beginning of March. Too bad I have to miss that... Treated myself to some nice lunch with wine to forget about the fact it was impossible to send my package of clothes/shoes/etc home to relief me of some weight. Plus no more cities from now so I won't need it either. And trust me I have tried! UPS, DHL, FedEx, all closed! Post office: 'we only send packages monday to friday.' Are you for real?! No wonder this country is a mess financially... ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool