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Stories and Tips Mendoza

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Parque General San Martín

Written by SeenThat on 29 Nov, 2008

A park larger than its own townOccupying 307 hectares, and offering 17 kilometers of paths, the San Martin Park in Mendoza is larger than the adjacent downtown area and probably is the town’s main attraction. The park can be easily reached by foot from the…Read More


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Mendoza: The Human Side

Written by SeenThat on 29 Nov, 2008

Zoning TimeI had left Buenos Aires in the afternoon. Next morning just before 8 AM, we entered the Terminal del Sol, Mendoza’s bus terminal. I picked up my luggage and entered the building, which looked too empty for being in a main city. Dismissing such…Read More


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Mendoza City, Four Hours Away by Bus

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 24 Aug, 2007

In 1967 I arrived at Mendoza city selling books and decided that it was the city where I wanted to live, after having traveled town by town over fourteen different Provinces of Argentina. Even today, it would be my first choice, if it were not…Read More


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The road to the Andes (part II): Penitentes, Las Cuevas, Aconcagua

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 23 Apr, 2007

THE ROAD TO THE ACONCAGUA (PUENTE DEL INCA, POLVAREDAS, PENITENTES, AND LAS CUEVAS) The second last time I took this tour (in September, three years ago), I was fortunate. As the road to the Cristo Redentor was blocked by the snow, they took us to…Read More


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Southern Mendoza (San Rafael and the Atuel Canyon)

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 22 Apr, 2007

San Rafael is a medium-sized city (some 50,000 inhabitants), is an important vineyard and winery area, but also has beautiful places that, in some cases, can be visited by bus. Valle Grande,the lower part of the Atuel Canyon, is only 20 miles away and…Read More


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Las Leñas, Only 130 Miles Away...

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 24 Aug, 2007

Knowing that Las Leñas is very expensive, I had never visited this prime ski resort, until I found out that I could visit it on a tour from Mendoza for less than thirty dollars… This is a place where you will find many American and…Read More


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Las Leñas, the prime ski center in Mendoza

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 23 Apr, 2007

Las Leñas is beautiful and expensive. International skiers come to train here, because a combination of three tracks allows them to ski some seven miles at a time. During the high season, July, a single room in a hotel like Skorpio costs $270 per night.…Read More


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The Road to the Andes I: Chacras de Coria, Lujan de Cuyo, Potrerillos Uspallata and Puente del Inca

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 22 Apr, 2007

The tour to Las Cuevas/Aconcagua Provincial Park is the milestone of any tour to Mendoza. The Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the American Continent, over 23,000 feet high. It is on the international road to Chile, so when you travel from…Read More


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Mendoza, where to go walking and on the local bus

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 21 Apr, 2007

Mendoza is a miracle of human effort. It is in the midst of the desert and the effort of man, starting with the Incas and Huarpes Indians who constructed the main irrigation channel (Cacique Guaymallen), converted this desert into a huge oasis. This…Read More


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Other Destinations in Mendoza you Should Consider

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 01 Nov, 2006

Apart from the city tour and the High Mountain tour (Aconcagua and/or Cristo Redentor), the Atuel Canyon is another very nice tour, although it takes 12 to 14 hours (depending on the driver) and means travelling some 300 miles, or more. It visits the Nihuil…Read More


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