No excuses for not drinking wine
Trip Start Sep 19, 2005
35Trip End Mar 19, 2006
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But in the meantime, I will tell you what a great place Mendoza is. Its really pretty, warm (SO nice not to be freezing for a change!), and produces wine and chocolates in great quantities. Secondly, peeople here seem to have a great life where they sit around a lot drinking coffee and wine. The scenery is spectacular, just at the foothills of the Andes. So all in all its definttely my kind of place and I'm sorry to be leaving tomorrow. Actually not for long as I think I will come back here after a stop at a place called San Juan for another couple of days, before heading into Chile for the second time.
So.... to backtrack a bit. Rebecca and I arrived at a ridiculous hour of Friday morning after a 19 hour bus journey from Bariloche
The first day was spent trying to stay awake after the journey but Saturday was exciting as we visited 2 wineries and 2 chocolate factories. We got to do a tour of the cellars and see how the wine was produced and see the difference between a big slick operation and a family run vineyard. This area produces a huge proportion of Argentina's wine so there is a lot to see. Also the tasting was good! The first chocolate place was really cute, they had only opened their family business this year to the public, and they made chocolates, liquers and sweets. The second one was more of a huge factory but I am never one to turn down the sight of a huge vat of melted chocolate so that was good too.
And today, well, it seemed like a good idea at the time
Anyhow, that's all my news so far, will write again soon lots of love Sarah xxxx