Departamento de Luján

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  • Day42

    Cacheuta Thermal Spa

    December 13, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today we spent a day relaxing in the far out thermal waters of the Andes mountains, within one of valleys were different levels of Thermal pools, from cold to hot and with a lazy river on the bottom tier. We had to catch a bus here from the centre of Mendoza which took around an hour. We missed the first bus so had some waiting to do, so grabbed 2nd breakfast at a market cafe around the corner... It goes without saying cake was on the menu and we had it... Yes dulce de leche as always! (might have to go on a diet soon with all this cake).
    After we spent the day lazying around at the pools, we grabbed abit of something to eat at a BBQ place near the spa. As the guy assumed we spoke Spanish after zach asked briefly in Spanish about the menu offers, we had apparently ordered food and drinks! We weren't quite sure what we'd get though... 😂🤔🙄😳 But turns out we ordered fried eggs with chips, some spreadable cheese and topped with chopped warmed hotdogs! 😂 Ermmm yes healthy, they love all the beige foods here! Not to worry we had food back at the hostel too.
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  • Day41

    Horse Riding at Sunset & BBQ at Ranch

    December 12, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today we had a walk around Mendoza centre, it's a big place! We stuck to a small route that took us past alot of Plazas where people where chilling with picnics, mate and wine 🍷 (mate as in the tea drink) but also with their mates 👍 We stopped off for lunch with buskers playing, while we people watched for a few hours. Around tea time we headed off to the ranch with Franco (our tour guide and also part time DJ) the ranch was based in Luján de Cuyo on one of the many vineyards, part owned by Francos company where they also kept the horses. We got partnered up with the horses, me with 'Salchicha' (meaning Sausage in English, he was a fast horse but seemed to have a angry grudge against Franco or his horse 😂 his ears went down everytime they approached and wasn't happy them passing us! No idea why! 😳 😂). Zach was partned with 'Rostillo' he was a slow horse for sure, and only sped up when he saw Franco looking at him haha, but he was the most experienced horse of the bunch 😂 After a short lesson we headed off to the hills overlooking the Andes mountains, Franco leading us. I was a beautiful trek that took an hour to the top, over rocky landscape, with cacti 🌵 everywhere! We reached the top just before sunset to watch the sun disappear behind the Andes, then we headed back down for a well deserved late night BBQ with alot of meat (best steak ever, I'm not a steak person but it was amazing 😋) wine and fruits for after. We even got a view of the last full moon of the year. After some good socialising, getting to know our small group we headed back to out hostel around 11.30. Best trip here so far!Read more

  • Day8

    Cacheuta (Argentinien)

    November 1, 2019 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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  • Day212

    Weihnachtsfeier auf dem Weingut RUCA

    December 24, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Wir feiern Weihnachten mit einem 7 Gang Menu und Weinbegleitung auf dem sehr schönen Weingut RUCA Malen bei Mendoza.

  • 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!Read more

  • 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.

  • Day4

    Vineyards, Distilleries and Steak

    October 4, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Today, was an epic day. I visited 4 wineries, an olive oil vineyard and a cachaça factory. The wine was amazing and I definitely got my moneys worth. Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile used to be my favourite but now it's definitely an Argentinian Malbec. I'll be making the parents try it for sure.

    Also, afterwards I had the best steak I've ever had in my life and it was so CHEAP. Never paying top dollar for steak again although, I may have to ease off the red meat soon. Fatty fatty boom boom.
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  • 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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Departamento de Luján, Departamento de Lujan