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Jen and Jan’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 08 Dec 2007

Location: Mendoza, Argentina

MapBuenos Tardes amigos...we have sadly come to the point in our trip where we are about to enter our last country! AHHHHHHHHH

We left Buenos Aires for Mendoza and decided to go all out and opt for the Executive bus....we´re talkin champagne, big meals, full lay down bed/seats, ENGLISH speaking movies..it was fantastic!!!

In Mendoza we have kept ourselves very enterained with all of the outdoor activities offered in this area. As soon as we got off the bus we headed out on a wine tour (as this is known as wine country). We went to 3 different wineries, tasting mostly red wines and getting a bit tipsy. Our last stop was a chocolate factory where we also got to try some flavored liquors! It was a very good welcome to Mendoza. It also helped that our hostel had free wine all day and all night, it gave us a real feel for the city!!

The day after we saddled up our horses and rode out into the country. In the foothills of the Andes we meandered about, trying our hand at different types of riding (trotting, cantering and the occasional gallop). The saddles are made a bit different here so our bums were less than impressed with the galloping...and boy did we feel the affects the next day. We were walking around like 80 year old women who had played on a sea saw too long. So we decided it would be a good day to check out the city, do some shopping and lounge by our pool (oooohhh tough life we know!!)

Our last day we did some white water rafting and some zip lining. Both of which were a lot of fun, and got our hearts a pumpin`! A great way to finish off an amazing country..tonight we are on, yup you guessed it, another night bus to Santiago, Chile.