Mendoza Wine Country
Trip Start Jan 18, 2005
14Trip End Ongoing
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I arrived in Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina, on Wednesday the 2nd but dint really leave my room until friday. I did however built an intimate relationship with the toilet and which continues to this day. Friday night they had amazing live music at the bar in the hostel. Saturday I went to a Tango show which was superb to watch from only a few feet away. Last night I met Tom from England who has similar spanish skills to me. Non existent that is, but I'm working on it. He taught me the importance of mime. It turned out to be quite practical, mime that is, as we pointed out a electrical fire to a local restaurant, mostly just using a lot of waving and pointing and then we found out the best place to go for a beer in town. For this one we mimed some dancing along with asking "Donde es Cervesa" which translates to where is the beer. It worked! Today my goal is to relax and figure out my next destination. I'm thinking Bariloche to the south to do some hiking.
Yesterday I took a bus tour up to the Andes to the Chile border. Amazing mountain landscape. So many colours in the mountains.
I booked my ticket for Bariloche this morning. I leave at 8pm. Untill then I´m going to head out to watch a soccer match at the English pub.