Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, Jan

Making wine and fun in Mendoza

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Our afternoon flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Salvador, Brazil, was uneventful except for the six-hour layover in Rio.  Maggie tried to talk me into taking a taxi through town so we could say we did Rio.  The view from the airplane window of the undulating coastline and the coastal Serra do Mar mountains including Pão de Açúcar, Sugarloaf, and Corcovado, the Hunchback, appeased me until a more extended visit someday soon.

We landed in Buenos Aires at 1:30 a.m., too late to take the overnight bus to Mendoza.  I had not planned that well, but when I purchased our plane tickets from Brazil to Argentina it was either the afternoon flight or the 6:30 a.m. flight, and I don’t do 6:30 a.m. flights unless I have no choice.  So we spent the night at EZE airport aiming to take a shuttle to the bus terminal and catch the 7 a.m. 16-hour coach to Mendoza.  I perused air flights, but the cost although not prohibitive didn’t make sense.  I needed to learn to travel light on my wallet.

So we lounged in the plastic seats with our feet propped on our backpacks while we watched “Friends” on Netflix until the free wifi kicked us off around 3:30 a.m.  We lost Maggie’s cellphone when we left it unattended in the... (Read More)

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