Departamento de Luján

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  • Day8

    Cacheuta (Argentinien)

    November 1 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Mis hermosos Andes 🏔🗻

    2 Stunden mit dem Bus aus Mendoza in die wunderschönste aller Gebirgslandschaften! Ich bin im ersten Moment wieder schockverliebt und erinnere mich an meine wunderschöne Zeit im letzten Jahr hier! Die schneebedeckten Gipfel und schönste Bergseen.

    Heute haben wir einen ordentlichen 14km Marsch durch die Anden Argentiniens gemacht und sind mit einem wundervollen Blick belohnt worden! Davon kann ich niemals genug bekommen...

    Da wir 2 eibhalb Stunden auf den letzten Bus nach mendoza warten mussten nachdem wir zurück in Cacheuta angekommen sind, haben wir uns eine nette Bodega gesucht und sind als Reina und Pricessa de Alemania in dir Familie aufgenommen worden, der 5-jährige Matteo hat sogar Zombie-Bilder für uns gemalt.

    Die Einfachheit und Gastfreundschaft der Menschen ist so ansteckend und herzerwärmend! Ich liebe es ♥️
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  • Day750

    Not So Good, Not So Bad

    June 5, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    This post is named after my favourite tagline from a local restaurant. Needless to say, we didn't eat there!

    A short drive out of Mendoza and up a valley in the impressive Andes we found some lovely thermal pools. We arrived at 7pm after everything was shut so we spent a quiet night camped outside.

    The next day we spent 7 blissful hours soaking in hot bubbly water made all the better as you could bring your own food and drink in. Our friend Tony arrived along with his girlfriend Carol so we all decided to drink a bottle or two of wine and spend another night in the car park!

    The next day we drive through some gorgeous scenery with craggy peaks and turquoise lakes before climbing up to about 3300m to cross the Andes at Frontier Los Liberatores into Chile.

    What a beautiful border crossing this is - the peaks were covered in fresh snow and we had a perfectly sunny day. We had been a little worried about entering Chile as we'd heard tales of overzealous officials pulling everything out of camper and looking for contraband fruit, veg, meat, dairy etc etc, plus that snow chains (bought at great expense) were compulsory. However we ticked the box as having food to declare, gave them a bag with a few old veggies in and after a cursory inspection and stamping of Maya's papers we were on our way down the windiest road in the world (fortunately no chains required)!
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  • Day46

    Entspannig pur

    September 15, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Nach däre asträngende Wiituur, hei mr Entspannig ächt nötig! 😀 Da hei mer sbeschte Termalbad gfunde. Zwösche Felse bi max 40 Grad bade, ir Grotte ga dampfe, Schlamm ischmiere u es mega Zmittagbuffet gnüsse! 😉Es unvergässlichs Erläbnis da!

  • Day50

    Äntligen cykel-vin turen!

    November 26, 2014 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Den främsta anledningen till att vi åkte till Mendoza var för att det skulle vara otroligt vackert att cykla runt bland vingårdarna här. Så igår gav vi upp plugget för dagen och gav oss ut och cyklade.

    Det finaste distriktet skulle vara söder om Mendoza, vi tog en taxi dit då taxis här är väldigt billigt och vi var lite sent ute. Efter ett tag ser vi på vår iphone gps(otroligt tacksam för tekniken i dessa stunder!) att han kört förbi stället där vi skulle hyra cykel för länge sen. Vi tänker att han vet nog vad han håller på med och väntar en stund till. Men han fortsätter bara på motorvägen söderut! Vid det här tillfället är vi både arga och irriterade då vi sagt åt honom att svänga av och stanna flera gånger men han bara fortsatt så vi skriker och viftar och tillslut får vi honom att vända. Vi får guida honom tillbaks och dit vi ska, det blev betydligt mycket dyrare och tog mycket längre tid än vi räknat med. När vi kommer fram till uthyrningen är jag så arg och irriterad att jag får sätta mig ner ett tag haha:) Vi har fått lära oss att de inte kan erkänna när de har fel här (vilket är väldigt irriterande), den där taxichaffören skulle kört hur långt som helst utan att han inte har någon aning om vart stället vi ska till är.

    Vi var på totalt 3 vinprovningar (varav 1 vingård) och en delikatessprovning. Den första hade ekologiskt vin, det var vår favorit, otroligt goda viner och ägaren var så passionerad och kunnig! Det andra stället var vingården. Det låg så himla fint vid foten av ett berg. Guiden där lärde oss en del om hur man såg skillnad på bra och dåligt vin, vilket jag inte visste, det var roligt. Det sista stället var ett ställe som gjorde kola (vilket är väldigt populärt i Argentina), likör och choklad.

    Det var väldigt mysigt och fint att cykla mellan ställena. Alla vägar var kantade av massa träd, kändes som man cyklade i tunnlar nästan, så såg man bergen i bakgrunden. Vi träffade så mycket härliga människor, det var en himla bra dag!
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  • Day4


    March 15, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Blissed out few hours in a thermal spa in the mountains today - Mendocinos certainly know how to live well - wine, good food, spas & mountains... Lovely.

  • Day5

    Hommage a la Difunta Correa

    May 1, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    La Difunta Correa est un personnage mythique qui fait l’objet d’un culte au même titre qu'une sainte en Argentine.
    Elle possède un sanctuaire dans la localité de Vallecito, dans la province de San Juan, on va sans doute y aller demaim....mais la majeure partie de son culte est rendu au bord des routes, dans d’humbles sanctuaires.

    Pour l histoire :
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  • Day70

    Camino del Vino Mendoza (Uco Valley)

    February 7, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ 🌬 72 °F

    Today we had one of, if not the, best day of the trip so far. We set out from our hostel at 8:15 AM, with the guidance of Stephán, a 3-star Michelin-rated sommelier originally from Lyon (France), and Norma, our driver, who hails from Argentina with Chilean parentage. We visited three very different, very distinct vineyards:

    The first was an all-organic/biodynamic winery, with all-natural fertilization processes, irrigation, fermentation, etc. The grapes are hand-trimmed by the family (four brothers, their spouses and children), mashed by hand, and either bottled or barrel-aged, also using only hand tools and casks they made themselves. Gabriél, one of the four brothers, gave us a personal tour and guided tasting, and we were so delighted we decided to buy a bottle of his finest malbec (Nick's favorite wine). It was superb.

    It certainly didn't hurt that we were the only two people on the tour, which assured personal treatment and a very exclusive feeling to everything.

    We then proceeded to the Casa de Uco, which we later learned was one of Conde Nast's top 15 hotels IN THE ENTIRE COT DAMN WORLD. Casa de Uco is both a hotel and a winemaking complex, where aspiring oenologists can purchase tracts of land and grow their own grapes, under the watchful eye of Juan Pablo Nieva, the master vintner and an experienced hand at growing the finest vines in both France and Argentina (in addition to having regular rooms, suites, villas, etc.). There, we dined on a six-course lunch, complete with wine pairings and a special bread pudding for dessert, prepared specially for us as our guide is a good friend of the hotel's chef. It was, to say the utterly, very least, incredible. Rachel dined on sweet potato gnocchi and Nick opted for the filet (rare, of course), and they each also had delicious, fresh-baked bread, carpaccio con pesto, beef enchiladas, ensalada con queso, and a fried potato with ahi tuna marmelade. The best meal we have had, without a doubt.

    After some tea and a brief siesta, we moved on to Monteviejo, producers of the famed La Violeta Malbec ($180 USD/bottle) and the LindaFlor line of specialty wines (malbec, chardonnay, syrah blends, etc. that Nick is certain he has seen his mom buy), where we tasted four additional wines and received a tour of the grounds. Much, much larger than the other two vineyards, this was considered a medium-sized property and the actual grounds were quite beautiful. We sampled four additional wines here, before hopping back into our truck and returning to Mendoza city. As Nick writes this, Rachel is fast asleep next to him in the back of the truck, happy and relaxed from a full day of wine and food. We could not be happier.

    In addition, today it's crucially important for us to recognize Rachel's dad, Josh, and his wife Diane, without whom this incredible day would not have been possible. Josh and Diane, as a Christmas gift, provided us with the funds necessary to add this incredible, amazing excursion to our trip, and we could not be happier. Today was truly incredible, a day that neither of us shall soon forget. Dad and Diane, we owe it all to you. Thank you! :)
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  • Day34

    Santiago - Mendoza

    March 21, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Nombreux sont ceux qui m'ont parlé de la route reliant Santiago-du-Chili à Mendoza en Argentine. Je décide donc de prendre un bus de jour pour rejoindre Mendoza. La route à beau être longue, je ne regrette absolument pas. La frontière se situe au beau milieu de la Cordillère des Andes à plus de 2800m d'altitude. Le bus nous amène donc à travers les montagnes, enchaîne les lacets les uns après les autres et longe la rivière. Alors que les paysages sont grandioses du côté Chilien, l'apothéose arrive après le passage de frontière. Les montagnes prennent deviennent ocres, orangé ou rose. L'espace d'un instant, je pense même apercevoir l'Aconcagua, le plus haut sommet d'Amérique-du-sud.
    A travers la vitre (par très propre) du bus et le plus souvent à contre jour, il n'est pas facile de prendre des photos qui rendent hommage au paysage. Mais le principal est d'avoir vu ces paysages de même propres yeux !
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  • Day26

    Chacras de Coria

    April 27, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    We spent 3 days in Mendoza. Actually we were staying in Chacras de Coria outside of Mendoza of city. When I made the booking I thought it was part of Mendoza city but I have learned that most suburbs are their own town. Mendoza is not exactly what we expected. We had heard all about the wineries and had anticipated something similar to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We were quite wrong. It was a big city. The wineries were pretty far from the city center. We stayed at Acequais Bed and Breakfast. The place had a lot of potential but a lot of little things could have improved our stay. Chacras de Coria ended up being a cute little town with lots of quaint little restaurants to choose from. We wandered through it many time during our stay. The nice part about this town was the proximity to wineries. The draw back was we were far from the city centre and bus terminal.

    The first day we ventured into Mendoza city. It was almost an hour ride by local bus which only cost $0.70 CAD! We spent most of the day exploring St. Martins Park. The city didn’t really hold our attention otherwise.

    The 2nd day was our favourite. We were able to get one free bike from our hostel and rented a second. There were about 7 wineries within 7 km of our hostel. We spent the day visiting 3 wineries; Alta Vista, Lagrande, Carmello Patti. Of the 3, our favourite was Carmello Patti. They offered a free tasting and we were greeted by Carmello Patti himself. He was charming character and gave a delightful talk in Spanish which I understood very little but was still impressed. We liked it so much we came back later in the day to buy a bottle. Too bad we can’t take a case with us. The weather was really nice today and got up to 17 degrees. We had been expecting warmer temperatures in the mid-twenties but experienced below average temperatures around 10 degrees.

    With the low temperatures, we opted to visit a thermal spa on our last day. Getting to the thermal spa was quite a challenge. It involved confusing directions, 2 local buses and some walking. We were also unlucky and had a bus breakdown which added an hour to our travel time. In the end the thermal spa was nice. I especially enjoyed the water slide. We capped of the day with a delicious dinner at El Mercadito in town. It was an amazing deal, a bottle wine, 2 mains and dessert for about $50 CAD.
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  • Day82

    Las Cuevas, Argentina

    December 5, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    Took a walk through the Andes today up to the border with Chile. Almost got blown away by the wind at 3800m, unfortunately couldn't get all the the way to the Cristo-Redentor de los Andes look out because there was a big sheet of ice over the path. Despite being summer it did snow in the mountains this weekend!! Cannot complain about the views though! The abundance of high mountains here are so incredibly impressive! Really enjoying this part of the world and it's only going to get better from here!!Read more

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Departamento de Luján, Departamento de Lujan

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