Thursday, 5 May 2011
Argie Bargie Part II: Cordoba -> Mendoza
05 - 12 Dec 2010
05 - 12 Dec 2010
We arrived in Cordoba deflated after saying goodbye to Letty but also bouyed by the adventure of being on our own again in South America (pero ahora con poco mas Espanol).
Later that night we had a ten bed dorm all to ourselves... almost. We were sharing with an Argentinian called Martin who - after exchanging pleasantries proceeded to talk at great length about the history or Cordoba and argentina which was pretty interesting and filled in some of the many gaps in our knowledge but then somehow managed to twist the conversation onto the topic of religion.
He was very religious, we are not. We held out for as long as possible, but were too tired to be preached at any more and went to bed.
The following day we were back on the road once more. This time Mendoza.
We'd heard good things and were looking forward to our last few days in Argentina. We arrived at the bus station on a beautifully sunny day and were accosted quite nicely by someone wishing us to stay at their hostel.
In fact the only thing that let the place down was the 'Pub Liverpool', a heavily Beatles biased 'brit-pub'. We didn't go in.
For our final day, we headed out to the city's outskirts to embark on a wine-tasting bicycle tour. All was going well: we'd caught the right bus, we'd got off at the right stop, someone even came over and asked if we were looking to go on a wine tour. To which we obviously replied 'yes'. The guy even happened to have a bike rental business... how lucky are we?! Not very as it turns out. Even in this busy part of the country, everywhere still closes on a Sunday. Guess which day we were there. He told us there would only be one place open, so we gave it a miss. Anyway, it gives us a reason to go back again. We like Mendoza. Alot.