Mendoza Journals

Valle del Sol, Mendoza (on the way to Vallecitos)

A July 2006 trip to Mendoza by Robert Raymond Ingledew

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Quote: I was on my way to Las Leñas, and had a free afternoon at Mendoza, so I hired a taxi for 30 dollars and set off to the Vallecitos ski center. The road was blocked by the snow, but I really enjoyed the trip.

Valle del Sol, Mendoza (on the way to Vallecitos)


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I had lived in Mendoza for three years and a half, so I had an idea of what I could expect, but I had never been at Vallecitos. There had been a very heavy snowfall that week that had blocked the road to Chile, so I decided to go up to the Vallecitos ski center. I hired a taxi at the bus station for 30 Dollars (always bargain the price before and you will get a better deal). We passed by beautiful vineyards in the Carrodilla area, then passed the Lujan de Cuyo Oil Refinery (Mendoza is an important petroleum producing province), and continued along the international highway that goes to Chile, up to Potrerillos. We stopped to have a look at this new lake quite near Mendoza, where you can practise...Read More