Cultural exchange–our stay in Mendoza

Leaving a handwritten note for the family, that we stayed with in Mendoza

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Meet Gaston and his girlfriend, who was our hosts here in Mendoza. We had a hard time finding the right accommodation in Mendoza, so we decided to look on Couch-surfing. We quickly found out, that there was hundreds of people in the Mendoza area on Couch-surfing. After setting up some filters, we contacted 2 different people, and quickly Gaston wrote us back.

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Making traditional Danish food. Gaston is a sommelier, and picked the wine for the meal

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Gaston had been living in Mendoza his whole life, and can tell us more about the area and recommended wine tours and bodegas in the area. We really like the cultural exchange, which made our visit to Mendoza so much more, than just tasting wine. One evening we went to a food truck festival with the family, which is a thing, that we wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for the family.

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Well it was about the food, so here is more…

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Gaston also recommended a walk in the park. We also found the best cake store in Mendoza “Cake in Box”, try the “Torta Orea”

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Back at the house we had a BBQ

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Of course with a lot of amazing meat – they really know how to BBQ their meat here in Argentina

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We had a great time here in Mendoza. Staying with Gaston and his family made the whole stay even better. I was still seeing a Oculist here in Mendoza, to make sure that the treatment of the virus in my right eye was working. Getting help, recommendations or advise is just a lot easier, when you are visiting a local. While in Mendoza we also worked on updating our blog, and answering questions about Lance, that is for sale. It was time to leave Mendoza, we just had one more food stop at Cave de Cano for lunch.

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Our private lunch buffet was served – here in Argentina it is called Picada

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There was so much delicious food, and it was impossible to finish it

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We had the most amazing meal for just 600 pesos per person (15 USD or 100 DDK), what a way to finish our visit in Mendoza. We were driving south on RN40, until we came across a place in www.ioverlander.com, where we could camp for the night. Watermelon for dinner, since we had had so much food for lunch.

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Driving south on RN40 the next day. It is time to drive back to Chile, it is time to sell the van, it is time to finish our travel, it is time to go back home

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See you in the next post, where we are back, where we started.

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