Wine, Ice cream & Bedbugs
Trip Start Dec 25, 2009
9Trip End Aug 02, 2010
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I had originally booked in to stay 3 nights here in Mendoza, but when I arrived I met 2 danish guys (Christian & Mads aka Sony) who were staying in my room and I was really inspired by their not-do-anything-but-relax-attitude, so I then decided to book in another 2 nights here and just relax. Mendoza is a desert town so they have very deep ditches (that you have to be careful not to fall into!) next to all the roads to try and catch the water when it rains
I had one "touristy" day where I went to a neighbouring village called Maipu with a german girl (Christina) and a dutch girl (Charlotte) and we did a wine tour there by bike. In the end we only went to the wine museum (which was free! Always appreciated), the chocolate factory (yum!) and one winery called Familia di Tommaso (which was one of the cheaper ones). Most people probably know this already, but my wine knowledge is completely useless, so I learnt that Cabernet Sauvignon is a spicy wine where as Malbec is made with red fruits and berries and is slightly softer in taste
The hostel I`m staying in is very nice, relaxing and cheap! They have good communal areas, 2 big kitchens, a pool, 3 computers (!) and a nice patio with hammock-like swing chairs. Unfortunately I managed to get a bed that had bedbugs in it (not so nice!) so woke up covered with red dots without knowing what it was, but when I actually found 6 bugs in my bed (yuck!) I managed to move beds and washed all my clothes (they have a free washing machine here, thank god!).
Tonight I`m staying with the family of the girl I met on the bus which I`m really looking forward to as being in a family/home environment is quite refreshing after hostel-life for almost a month.