Tooth Fixed and Great Wine

Trip Start Jan 09, 2008
Trip End May 15, 2008

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Today was a great day cause i got my tooth repaired. For those of you who didnīt know, i got my tooth chipped in Vina Del Mar when this Pajero (Dumbass) bumped into me while i was drinking a large bottle of cerveza. yeah, who thought drinking a beer could chip a tooth. Anyways, I waited to Mendoza cause i heard the dentist were really good in Argentina. Turned out that was correct and it was a hell of a lot cheaper than it would have cost in the states. I got it fixed for a low cost of 40 bucks. The deductible would have costed more to just see a dentist in the states, and then they would say "thatīll cost you about 300 bucks to fix". So my recommendation for those who live with crappy insurance or even no insurance and have bad teeth, get it done in Argentina. Of course, youīd probably need to mix it in with a vacation, but thatīs good right.
So mendoza is wine country. Itīs probably the Napa Valley of Argentina where their prize wine is called Malbec. On wine tours, youīll be able to walk through the actual wineries and get to see how wine is produced, stored, and eventually bottle. Of course, the best part is trying the different types of wine here, but itīs nice to see how it was produced. Another famous product of Mendoza is its olive oil. On the same wine tour you are able to visit a olive oil factory and taste unfiltered and filtered extra virgin olive oil. Apparantly, extra virgin olive oil means that the acidity of the olive oil is very low which makes the oil more difficult to produce and requires only the highest quality of olives. The lower quality olive oil are usually produced by the the waste products of the extra virgin olive oil, such as the skin.
One thing i noticed about Mendoza, is there isnīt much to do here besides wine taste and go horseback riding in the dark (which was really weird but cool). With that in mind, the hostels here try to suck you in with all you can eat BBQs and Pizza and even beer. I guess, they are trying to make the place into a Buenos Aires, but that will never happen. However, they are quite good about making sure there is something to do every night that will prevent you from getting up the next day. I guess itīs part of travelling and the hostel business. nyaah!
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starlagurl on

Good to hear!
Glad you got your tooth fixed. I hope it didn't hurt too much. I too, chipped my tooth recently, but it's because I walked into a CORNER OF A WALL!!!

Oh my,

Louise Brown
TravelPod Community Manager

justinzellinger on

trying to find the night horseback riding in mendoza. If you remember who you did it with will you send the info! Thanks.

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