Mendoza and Wine Country
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Mendoza seemed like a very pleasant city, one of those places that are very nice to live in but don´t really offer much to the tourist. Sure there are a hundred little wineries nearby but other than that and a few museums there really wasn´t much right in the city. The first day I intended to go visit some of the wineries with some other people but we got a bit of a late start and the wineries all close at around 6pm so we had to abort the plan. Instead, we walked around the city and decided to each buy a few bottles of wine and have our own wine tasting. It was quite fun and it turned out to be way cheaper and much easier than visiting all the wineries.
To the west of Mendoza there are lots of beautiful things to see with a few lakes, Aconcagua, the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas, and Puente del Inca, a naturally made bridge. But as I was going ot be heading that way en route back to Chile and Santiago I decided to skip the all-day 12 hour tours and see those things on my own. That left only another day of wandering around the city and hanging out on the sidewalk cafes watching the people walk by. After a lame St. Patricks Day celebration in a place called Irish Bar I caught a bus to Puente del Inca, about 200km west of Mendoza.