Thursday, 27 January 2011

FuFu Exploring Argentina Part Three



Federico, an Italian, took bus from Buenos Aires to Mendoza with me. Well, he was worried about the bus that didnt come before 8pm (the departure time). He said i was holding the same ticket as him, thus he asked me if i was heading to Mendoza or not. After that we both were waiting for the bus. He didnt book any hostel here in Mendoza, so he followed me to my hostel. After shower, we went out for lunch. See, i have one new acquaintance to have lunch with me!

Centro, Mendoza, Argentina

3:15pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Argentina - Part Three | 23rd - 30th Dec 2010



FuFu @ Mendoza!! The weather here is cool!!! Probably the city is just next to Andes (the famous mountain range here in Latin America, just like Alps in Europe and our formidable mountain range in the Peninsular).

Centro, Mendoza, Argentina

3:52pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C




After lunch, we both walked back to the hostel. I took my stuff (water, snacks, little FuFu) and headed out exploring the city. Fist destination is Central Park. The first thing is to check out the park!! LOL

Central Park, Mendoza, Argentina

4:01pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C



After Central Park, i brought Little FuFu to a square few blocks away from my hostel. Observe the movement of the people, traffic and city!!!

San Martin Square, Mendoza, Argentina

4:32pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C




After walking around, well most of the major attractions are parks and squares. My favourite!!

Plaza Independencia, Mendoza, Argentina

4:43pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C



Came to Italian Square. Had a short rest here before heading to another HUGE park.

Plaza Italia, Mendoza, Argentina

5:11pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C



This park is seriously huge!!!!!!!!!!! Basically, just like a forest with many cars snaking through here and there. Because it is huge, so i chose to visit Largo del Parque first (Lake of the Park). Amazingly, the sky was damn extremely magnificent! But no sunset!

Parque, Mendoza, Argentina 6:04pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C



I honestly, love this park!!!!! Spent roughly more than an hour walking around. Phew... i love my life!

Parque, Mendoza, Argentina

6:37pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C



About to leave the park. While heading the direction back to downtown, i saw a nice sculpture.

Parque, Mendoza, Argentina

7:26pm - 29/12/2010 - 28°C



On the bus heading to a winery town (45mins from downtown). Again, with a fixed single fare Argentina Peso 1.40, you can go to anyway in the metropolitan region of Mendoza!! Imagine, the bus fare from Kepong/Sg. Buloh to Salak South or Damansara is only RM 1.40, will the people move around by bus?

Centro, Mendoza, Argentina

9:32am - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



Gonna start my solo bike+wine tour around the town. The rental of the bike is Argentina Peso 30 (roughly RM 18-20 = US$6). I booked it through hostel. If you walk-in yourself, it is only 25 Peso! But well, at least the staff told me where to take bus and gave me Peso 50 cent to take bus (i did not have more coins to take bus).

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

10:38am - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



This old Argentina man saw my little FuFu and shouted at me! (Well, little fufu was hanged on the bike XD) I did not understand what he was talking. But he was kind to show me the direction of the Wine Museum (though i had the map with me).

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

10:38am - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



Before heading to the museum, i quickly snapped a picture with him. LOL

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

10:45am - 30/12/2010 - 30°C




Along the winery route, i saw many vineyards, olive farms and XXX (will look for it later).

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

10:45am - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



Visiting Museo del Vino (Wine Museum) with little FuFu.

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

11:58am - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



The barrels are HUGE. More than 2m high.

Museo del Vino, Coquimbito, Argentina

12:57pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



The vineyard of the museum.

Museo del Vino, Coquimbito, Argentina

12:48pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



Need to mention that, almost all people passed by were looking at my cute t-shirt! lol

Museo del Vino, Coquimbito, Argentina

12:57pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



Had my lunch at a park. Gotta fill the stomach before wine-tasting or i would definitely get drunk after a glass or what!! lol

Coquimbito, Argentina

3:58pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



The sky was really awesome! It´s nice to cycle around.

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

2:38pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



Wine tasting - Argentina Peso 13 (roughly RM 8 = US$ 2.50). 4 glasses of wine. From the young red wine to aged red wine and sweet white wine. Argentina wine = YUMMY!!!

Familia Di Tomosa, Coquimbito, Argentina

3:58pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C



It was a long bike+wine tour. But i totally enjoyed it. Resting at the bike shop. The owner gave me a glass of wine too. I drank it with my cheese+nut. Nice combination!!! Life is good!

Urquiza, Coquimbito, Argentina

4:43pm - 30/12/2010 - 30°C




My last breakfast in Argentina!

Hostel Suites Mendoza - Mendoza - Argentina

7:45am - 31/12/2010 - 28°C



Gonna head to Santiago from mendoza! Bus left at 9:45am. I will be back to Argentina!!

Bus Terminal - Mendoza - Argentina

9:26am - 31/12/2010 - 28°C

20 comments:

dong ho said...

i can imagine it when you say it's huge as im sure youve seen many parks all throughout your trips in different countries.

so nice of you to accomodate your new italian friend.

foongpc said...

I think I will love the park too!! : )

Che-Cheh said...

Oh yeah the park is beautiful.
And life is good for you! Haha

Here's wishing you Happy Chinese New Year!

杰胜 said...

新年又要去哪里环游了呢?

Ivan said...

不然把FUFU的脸印在衣服上,不是更容易吗?XD

-GiNo- said...

how many places have you been so far i wondered ??

古克石屋 said...

你的旅游国家又破纪录了。。。真羡慕。。

Candlelyn said...

很羡慕你到处旅行!

Jessyca said...

Everywhere u go also bring along your little fufu?? hahha~ So cute!!

三吉 said...

好便宜的酒呀。。。!!你最近爱上没有表情地拍照了。。?

Rafael Lam said...

How are you my friend?
I believe it's an amazing experience to travel in south America!
Happy Chinese New Year!

异乡游子 said...

新年快乐

天王之子 said...

恭喜发财! 兔年快乐!

lock said...

happy chinese new year, best regards all the way from Malaysia!

古小玉 said...

恭喜发财,希望你兔年行大运.

Xjion89 said...

omg, the Italian memang good looking^^

hahaha!
Happy Chinese New Year!
Hv a great rabbit year^^

rainfield61 said...

新年快乐, 万事如意.

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

little Fufu is so cute! :) Gosh Fufu you're really touring the world! I'm so envious! keep exploring! :)

迷迭香 said...

新年快乐!! =)

hey fren, u look.....burnt XD

Carol said...

Ohhh I love Argentina!!
Last year I've been there because of my job, I stayed with a friend in some buenos aires apartments, we had so much fun
argentinian people were really nice, don't you think so?