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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mendoza Jan. 2015 no 1



The holidays in Mendoza are something else, and we overdone it, too much of everything.
The Andes, bare beauty, from the window of the excursion vehicle

Portrerillos, Mendoza water reservoir

Portrerillos, Mendoza water reservoir


The Andes from the window of our excursion vehicle,

 The Andes from the window of our excursion vehicle,

It start by a 12 hours excursion to the Andes, leaving at 7:30am, the Andes are so different around Mendoza, so bare, no trees, a lot of dust, amazingly beautiful, our first stop was at  Potrerillos Mendoza fresh water reservoir, very low level, Mendoza is under water emergency since the last 5 years, we also stop at Puente Del Inca.

 Puente Del Inca

Puente del Inca is also the name of the nearby hot springs. Scientists speculate that interaction of extreme elements like ice and hot springs was involved in the origin of the formation. They suppose that in ancient times ice covered the river and acted as support for avalanches of snow, dust and rocks. So the dust over the ice over the river would have served as a path for the sulfurous water and petrified the surface, so when the snow melted, the bridge remained by itself.

It was an interesting excursion, but I will have to go back with a driver, that way I can stop where and when I want but that excursion give me a great overview and where to stop.

We also had 2 asados during the holidays, it’s a great way to share food with friends,  is a term used both for a range of barbecue techniques and the social event of having or attending a barbecue in Argentina it is considered the national dish, and it last for hours, eating different cut of meat. It start by putting the wood on fire around 8pm drinking and eating appetizers, normally the chorizos or sausages are ready first, and after whatever is ready goes next, it last all night.

Asado, so good!!!
In between we went to an amazing ballet, it was a great shooting experience, the light was changing continually flashing with deferent force and color, I decided to shoot manually and that was the best option, continually changing my setting, I found out that my Canon 5D is the most intuitive camera to shoot manual. it would of be impossible to do this kind of shooting otherwise. To see more of the ballet follow this link Ballet Mendoza Argentina

Ballet Mendoza Argentina

Ballet Mendoza Argentina



Ballet Mendoza Argentina

Ballet Mendoza Argentina

 Ballet Mendoza Argentina

Ballet Mendoza Argentina

We finish the holidays with a great diner at our friends house, Gisel and Marielle it was an amazing diner with authentic Argentine food, empanadas done from scratch the best ever, chicken and home made fries, and to start picada with great Malbec, and to finish chocolate with Marsela, Cognac and Porto, first time in my life that I dipped my chocolate in my Porto, it was very good I will do it again, it was our first diner in an Argentine house,  and it was fantastic,

The rest of the time I walked around town visiting Park San Martin, downtown, Independencia Plaza.

Plaza Independencia Wine Fountain
 

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