Mendoza and Santiago
Our final long haul bus ride in South America took us 14 hours west to Mendoza. Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina, and most people who live and work here support the industry. The area is known for its Malbecs, but we were surprised to find quite a few varieties in this region.
We were very excited to arrive in Buenos Aires. Our friends Jon and Stef have been living there for almost a year so we were excited to see them, and we were going to stay in one place for five whole days! We could feel the buzz of the city as soon as we arrived. Jon and Stef were amazing tour guides and we really enjoyed wandering around the city for a few days. Here are what we believe are the highlights of the city.
We backtracked to El Calafate in Argentina to catch our flight out of Patagonia. The cost of a flight goes up a lot if you fly between countries, so we kept our flights domestic within Argentina. We had decided to visit Iguazu Falls directly after Patagonia to minimize the separate travel legs. Most people do a round trip out of Buenos Aires. We had a quick layover in Buenos Aires but arrived in Iguazú late in the evening after a full day of flying.
Chris & Taylor
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