Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
Oct 27, 2004 - Mendoza & Bodegas
Ellen: Fantastic city! Mendoza is a place we had wanted to visit the first time we were in Buenos Aires (in 1997), but couldn't afford to. Now it was on our way and it's much cheaper here since the economic crash (Bad for Argentines, great for us). It's just so pleasant. I mean, there are parks and tree-lined streets, and a distinct lack of pee-smell. I think the stark contrast between here and Bolivia is definitely affecting our judgement, though. I mean, I don't remember the last time Kevin got all excited just because there were garbage...Jump to full entry
Sep 20, 2004 - Travel to Mendoza
We got up really early to go to the airport and fly to Mendoza. Mendoza is kind of in a desert region but the city planners were very smart and build this fantastic irrigation system that keeps everything green. They grow almost all of the wine and olives that are produced in Argentina. The city is very nice and has lots of little shops. We booked a tour of wineries in the afternoon and visited two local wineries. I am not a big fan of wine but it was interesting to watch how they made and bottled it. We even visited a local church who is...Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2004 - Off to Mendoza!!
About 14 hours bus ride away from Buenos Aires, is the City of Mendoza, slap in the middle of the Andes, it's a beautiful place. This was our last long journey by bus, and what a bus!! Now I know we babble on alot about the journey times being sooooo long (which they are!)but they are made alot easier when you get a luxury coach. We have travelled in style on occasion, aswell as in death traps on wheels, but not this time. Fully reclined, super wide seats, TV/Video, and a stewardess!!! Not only did we get a hot meal, coffee, tea, coke (the...Jump to full entry
Jul 3, 2004 - Mendoza
We got to Mendoza a bit early. I figured out for several different reasons that it will be better to stay in Mendoza today and go to Puente del Inca tomorrow. I found a place in a hostel just half a block from the main square. Then back to the bus terminal trying to figure out which companies go to San Juan and La Rioja. Quick lunch at the hostel and off to wineries. First one was closed, the second one was big mordern (Fillipe Rutini-Trumpeter, www.bodegalarural.com.ar) and the third one was tiny family ran. It was fun, the only problem...Jump to full entry
Aug 24, 2003 - Road to nowhere...
Another night spent trying to catch a few fitful minutes of sleep on a fast-moving bus were followed by a sunrise arrival in Mendoza. We continued our theme of sleepy early morning strolls around new cities, and covered the centre of Mendoza before we had to return to the hostel and check in properly. At first look glance it appeared to be a pleasant, sleepy city, with lots of pedestrianised streets, coffee shops, residential areas and not much else. Further exploration over the following days proved these early observations to be pretty...Jump to full entry