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Published: December 19th 2009
ain't I'm preety?
I'm playing in the park.
Hello it is Nitzan and I am going to write about Mendoza.
We took a morning bus to Mendoza from san-juan it was only 2 hours. When we arrived to the terminal we had a hostel that somebody recomended to us,we took a taxi to the hostel, the name of the hostel is "life House". We put our bags in the room and saw there is a swiminng pool so Omer, Shachar, and my dad swem a bit they met some Argetinian people that came over to Mendoza from Rosario. They talked to us a lot, they were very nice, they did BBQ. They explained us that the next day there is going to be a football game between their team from Rosario (Central) and the local group from Mendoza. They even teached Shachar to chear theit team by saying "viva Central" (meaning go central).
After we ate lunch we went out for a walk in town a bit we played in aplayground, there was a little market so we looked at it until it was dinner time. We ate in a restaurant of what they call tenedor libre, is eat as much as you can. I liked it
they had even very good deserts.
The next morning we tried to rent bycicles for the wineries tour. We cheked in 2 agencies, but they didn't let us, because they were afraid let us rent, because the cycling needs to pass through a road with heavy traffic and lots of trucks - and the road is thin, so not enough space to cycle on the side or to stop and let the trucks pass.
Instead of that, we took a bus to where the bike tour starts and walked part of it instead of biking.
First we stooped at a winery and there was a museum and we had a guided tour (in Spanish) it was a nice museum and we also saw the tanks where they make the wine but in the old ways they made it in tanks made out of wood they are called barrels. at the end of the guided tour my mom and dad tasted some wine and again my brothers and I did not like it very much.After, we walked to a choclate factory (at least we thaught so)it was actually a house that th people that leave there cook the choclate
in yheir kitchen, and we had to pay a lot for just tasting choclat (that we actually can buy choclate in the supermarket.
Then we took a bus back to Mendoza and coocked dinner. The local guys gave us some meat from the BBQ, it was very nice of them.
The next morning, we wanted to go to Santiago de Chile, but we found a motorhome that we thought we might buy it. So, that's was why we stayed in Mendoza for two more days. Meanwhile, in these days we did some learning, had fun in the swiminnig pool, played with the Argentinian group and the many Israelis that were staying in that hostel as well. In one of the afternoons we figured out that a whole bus, full of Rosario fans that were freinds of the group we already met in the hostel is checking into the hostel as well. They made a lot of noise. On the day of the game, some of the isrealies went with them to the game. When they came back from the game that ended in tie 1-1, they were a little disappointed, but it did not prevent them from celebrating
Me in the park
on a toy motocycle
with a huge BBQ feast and lots of bears and wines. They prepared so much food on the BBQ, and so they gave us some of their food.
Then somebody from them, asked my mom why do all the Israelis here read so much, is it because of their religion? My mom answere, that it is just because they are relaxing and reading for fun in their free time. The Argentinan lady replied that when they have free time and want to relax, they drink beers, not read books, that is why they were thinking that we read books because of our beliefes.
Next stop would be in Chile again.
Until my next entry, goodbye and I miss you all. Nitzan Mendoza photo gallery
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