Took AndesMar for the 17, which was actually 19 hour ride from mountainous ski town Bariloche, Argentina. Took the bus with a German girl named Judith. We arrived this morning and decided upon a hostel, Hostel Independencia which is nice but a little crowded and lacks some amentities... we are changing to winka hostel tomorrow night.
Mendoza is beautiful and seems to be a "green" city with lots of park areas, recycling containers everywhere and overall is well maintained. The streets are tree-lined with beautiful squares everywhere. It's prime wine country, and an all-seasons destination for climbers, hikers, skiers, rafters, bikers, paragliders, naturalists, trekkers, and etc.
Judith and I explored this massive beatiful park after walking throughout the town. Parque San Martin
is a forested park with a zoo, amphitheater, Cerro de la Gloria, rose gardens, a lake, camping spots, restaurants, stadium, running paths, soccer fields.....
the weather is warmer here because we moved north. walked around all day with a light jacket, how wonderful!
Here are a few pics.
going to a few wineries and to a mountain vista here tomorrow or the next day.
love and adventure!