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Budget-Friendly Option For Wine Tasting In Mendoza: A Self-Guided Bike Tour

Budget-Friendly Option For Wine Tasting In Mendoza: A Self-Guided Bike Tour Apr 22nd, 2012 at 12:00PM: As soon as you step off the plane in Mendoza, Argentina, it will be obvious that you are in wine country. Billboards advertising different wine brands, neatly terraced vineyards and marketing for numerous wine tours, cooking classes and tasting sessions will be everywhere you look. While many of these options are worthwhile, most are very expensive. On a recent trip to Mendoza, however, I...

Experiencing The Beauty Of The World's Second Highest Peak: Cerro Aconcagua

Experiencing The Beauty Of The World's Second Highest Peak: Cerro Aconcagua Apr 22nd, 2012 at 10:00AM: Cerro Aconcagua, located in Mendoza, Argentina, is a mountain in Aconcagua Provincial Park. At 22,841 feet, the mountain is the highest in the southern and western hemispheres. In fact, aside for the Himalayas, it is the world's highest peak. To get to the park from Mendoza city center, take the Puente del Inca bus, which is 26.50 Argentine Pesos (about $6) each way. The excursion continues to...

Where To Get The Best Empanada In Argentina

Where To Get The Best Empanada In Argentina Apr 13th, 2012 at 12:00PM: When hearing the word "empanada," many people immediately think of Argentina. The truth is, the type and taste of empanada depends on where you are in the country. Because of the different climates and geographies throughout Argentina, the best ingredients to cook with vary. On a recent trip to Buenos Aires, I was sitting with a group of locals asking them about where to get the best empanada....

Photo of the Day: Mendoza mountains

Photo of the Day: Mendoza mountains May 22nd, 2011 at 6:00PM: Off in the distance, there are mountains. Gently zig-zagging ridges hidden under a layer of mist and slowly evaporating fog. When the sun strikes them just so, like we see here in Flickr user morrisey's photo in Mendoza, Argentina, they can create a striking visual spectacle. It's almost like looking at a series of waves crashing along the beach, gently rolling towards the shore driven by an...

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