Travel Blogs from Mendoza
So today we journeyed from Valpo to Mendoza with an easy (and efficient!) border crossing from Chile back into NW Argentina to eventually head up into Bolivia.
I didn't even feel like I was on the bus for so long, my eyes were just glued to the window. The narrow road with breathtaking curves (the first pic is not mine; just to give you an idea) all backdropped by the majestic Andes.
Need I say ...
... 2 for a beer
Wine Tour: $15 for a half day tour
Steak Meal Out: $8
Average Daily Spend per person: $33
Transport there for both of us: $73
Total Spend for both of us inc. Transport: $335
There aren't many pictures for here as we didn't bring a camera with us a lot of the time, the olive pics are really blurry as Fae had water in her phone from the night before, Still working though!
This morning Jules and Nina went to the Mendoza City Hall as you can go up on the roof and take in a nice view of Mendoza and the Andes behind it. The boys stayed at the hostel as they wanted to watch the Arsenal game, but unfortunately couldn't find it on the telly in the end. This afternoon we had booked to go to a gaucho ranch and do some horseriding at sunset as it is the one Argentinian thing we haven't got round to doing yet. ...
... there were lazy rivers, water slides and incredible panoramic views of the landscape. For hours we splashed around, drank a few beers and then splashed around some more. By the time the bus arrived to take us back to Mendoza in the evening we were shattered and a bit pink!
Another monstrously big steak and our first bottle of Mendozan Malbec finished off the night.
Thursday 7th November - Day 45
Today was the day to ...
... lovely. We spent the afternoon walking around the centre. The tree lined streets are all very wide and there are many large plazas. Apparently Mendoza was totally wiped out by a huge earthquake 2 hundred years ago and many people died. When they rebuilt the city they made sure there were plenty of safe open spaces. Had the biggest steaks ever for dinner. John said he was hungry so ordered a steak and I ordered 1/2 a steak. Well, my 1/2 would have been enough for both of ...