Published: February 21st 2008February 7th 2008
Mendoza is the center of wines in Argentina. I arrived there and found a place in a hostel i was recommended of to find it full of only local tourists. That evening i hung around 4 Argentinean guys from the Pampas in Argentina that were there to see the Boca Vs. River soccer game. They invited me to join them for Asado dinner and so for the first time i saw professionals do asado in argentina. They prepared everything so quickly and in the correct order that nothing went wrong. The dinner was a great success.
The next day i went to look for partners to climb with me the Aconcagua. I found two israelis in a hostel to which i then moved who wanted to join me on the trek. We decided to go to the trek on the next day and that same night went to see the soccer game Boca Vs. River.
The soccer game was fascinating. So many people cheering all the time, standing, singing, yelling at the judge. Also we were lucky as 5 goals were scored in the game 4 of them in the side we were sitting in and 3 of them by the
team we were cheering for (River won 3-2).
Before the Aconcagua we went for a vineyard tour in Mendoza we drank some wine (some good and some not) and some liquer (very good) and at night we got ourselves a nice steak for dinner with a bottle of wine of course (it is so nice that wine here costs a little more than water and about the same price as cocacola).
The Aconcagua trek was fun as the walk was nice. We started by climbing to the camp at 3300m and staying the night there. The next day we climbed up to 4400 and then went back down. The nights were so cold and as mendoza is hot as hell we decided not to bring warm cloth and thus were shivering as hell as soon as the sun went down.
I the morning when we woke up on the last day of the trek we found out that it snowed all night long and the ground was covered with a thick layer of snow. We quickly packed our things and ran down back to the warm climate below. It was so funny.
Soon afterwards the two guys convinced me
that the best way to go from here was to Pucon through santiago. And so we scheduled a bus to santiago for the next day.
There are more photos below