Since we have some time in South America, we decided that one of the things we really wanted to do is to stay in one place for a bit of time… just to see what it’s like.
Initially, we figured this would come later in the trip when we got “tired” from travelling (yes, it is a thing!), but once we saw the broad streets and spacious plazas of Mendoza, we knew that this was it!
Guillermo’s apartment was everything we could possibly asked for.
It’s a fully furnished studio apartment right in the centre of the city. We had air con, we had wifi, we had hot water. We even had our own kitchen with a fully equipped Carrefour four floors down. We could cook if we wanted to!
And we did… kinda… if you count scrambling a few eggs and throwing prepacked raviolis into hot water as cooking.
Not that we needed to cook… Mendoza, like most of Argentina, is INFESTED with parrillas that serve the most awesome steaks/sausages/random meat parts in the world.
Also, the apartment was near to a Kingo’s.
What’s a Kingo’s? Good thing you asked.
That alone was enough to convince us to park ourselves in Mendoza for a week.
But of course, there is more… Mendoza is one of the principal wine producing regions in South America.
Their trademarked Malbecs are freely available… nay… I mean CHEAPLY available. A freshly bottled Malbec cost as little as $4 at the Supermarkets. If that’s not reason enough to stay longer in Mendoza, I don’t know what is!