Where is everyone?
Mendoza Travel Blog› entry 58 of 107 › view all entries
KERRY - we had high hopes for our stay in Mendoza as people we had met were raving about it. Great food and wine and good nightlife and a nice place to hang out. We were a little disappointed though, as the streets were deserted when we arrived at about 9am after the nightbus had pulled in, and the city did not seem to get any livelier later on in the day. In fact it was even quieter after lunch due to the essential siesta time allocated for workers in Argentina
We did visit 2 of the vinyards in the area though which was interesting and we also did a day trip out to the highest mountain in the andes -Anconagua. The scenery was pretty spectacular and the closer we got to the border with Chile the more snow had fallen. On arrival at Anconagua national park we were swarmed by a huge group of American tourists, who we then found out were a choir on tour and so sang a couple of songs for us. Ave Maria was very moving and sent shivers up our spines. We also saw the Inca Bridge that was a natural structure made from the sulphur in the rocks which was a cool sight.
We visited the park in the city which is huge and would be great to cycle around , but other than that there were not that many other things to do in the city itself.
The wine was good here though and so was the food, but we were still a little disappointed with our stay here and will have to come back again in high season to see what people are raving about.