When you study Spanish in Argentina, one of the most enticing areas to visit during a weekend is the province of Mendoza. Wine, mountains, and asados; this is the province of Mendoza in three words. Nine students of Amauta Elebaires visited this beautiful region from March 21-25, 2014. All of the students affirmed that it was a breath taking experience.
We began our trip on Friday March 21st at the ‘Estación de Omnibuses’, a huge bus station in Retiro that almost looks like an airport. At 8:00 p.m. we were settled in our comfortable seats in an impressive double-decker of Via Bariloche. The seats and on-board catering gave us the feeling that we were flying business class. Everyone had a good night of sleep.
The next morning at about 10:30 a.m., we arrived in Mendoza. After taking a rest and soaking up the beauty of Mendoza´s high plains, we departed for a real winery tour through some bodegas in the middle of the world famous wine yards. The first one we visited was a more artificial one, called Don Arturo and the second one, Vistandes, was a more industrial one. At the end of both visits, we benefited from a wine tasting. Our last stop was an interesting one. We went to a factory where grape oil is made. Our nice, first day came to an end by eating at a Mexican restaurant in the popular nightlife area of the city.