Saturday, 28 March 2009

Horsing around in Buenos Aires

A day at the annual Horse fair in Buenos Aires, followed by an evening at the race track. No winners backed, but a good day all round.

Friday, 27 March 2009

La Posada del Monje

Fantastic little getaway in a tiny town called San Carlos. A converted monastery complete with Zoo... as you'd expect...
Amazing pool and dogs galore - 47 at the last count! - kept us all busy for the 2 days we were there.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Truck spotting on the way to San Carlos

I think we got them all... tomatoes, grapes, garlic, random fruit and even an apple cart... busy day!

Getting used to life in a 4 star executive hotel.

It took some adjusting, but we managed. The gym, sauna, pool, and buffet breakfasts all helped obviously!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Climbing Aconcagua*

*OK... so we didn't actually climb the thing... just up to the viewpoint from the bottom. Looks a lot like hard work to me though!
Oh... and we were so worried about the state of the car, that we didn't actually make the one with the cross either... that's a poster of it that you can see here!

Taking the rough road out of town...

Following instructions from a Tourist office, we headed blindly up the worst 'road' I've ever seen. In fct to even call it a road is an insult to dirt tracks. The poor VW Golf suffered somewhat... but not quite as much as Miriam did in the back!
The stunning views from the top made it all worthwhile though.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Bikes and wine tours.

After a shaky start (the agency forgot about us!) we made it to the picturesque vineyards of Argentina's famous wine region - Mendoza. We had appointments with 3 Bodegas to taste their wares, with a variety of tours, wines and lots of tasting (followed by lots of very sage comments on the bouquet, the body and the hue!)
The cycling got distinctly wobblier the further into the tour we went!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Monuments of Mendoza.

Everything from getting snagged by raging bulls to rubbing the lucky bum of one statue... it's all there in Mendoza. Statues by the dozen.