The streets of Mendoza
Mendoza Travel Blog› entry 80 of 177 › view all entries
Spent today wandering around the streets of Mendoza, before leaving on the night bus to Cordoba. Our legs actually aren´t too bad, but the bottoms are a bit tender when we sit on a hard surface! We walked up to the top of the old town to the Foundational Musuem, which is built over the remains of the old cabildo. You get a good look at the old floor works and the different layers of soil and building work, and there is a good display about early Mendoza. Most of the exhibits are in Spanish, but the odd sign has some English translation. For some reason, we didn´t have to pay, so got a bit of a bonus here. Nearby are the ruins of the San Francisco Church, but they are so covered in scaffolding you really can´t see very much.
Had our first brush with crime tonight. While waiting for the bus to leave at 10.15pm, we were approached by a couple asking for directions. We stupidly turned to help them and were very lucky that their accomplice was very clumsy and the racket he made falling over attracted our attention to the fact that he had one of our backpack´s in his hands! A quick yell from Melissa scared him off, and before we knew it, all of them had disappeared into the crowds. It was a lucky escape for us, and a reminder that we always need to be vigilant and not let our guard down.