Mendoza

Mendoza to Buenos Aires -on the fancy bus

Normally a 13 hour overnight bus ride would fill me with dread. But in Argentina it’s something to look forward to, especially if you go first class. A first class ticket on the bus line Cata gets you a  big seat, foot rest,  blanket, pillow, newspaper,  curtains to section off your seat and a personal … Continue reading »

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Eating an entire cow (not in one sitting) part 10 – sweet breads, blood sausage (which is from a pig)

With less than a week left to go in Argentina, I realize there is no way I can do it.  I was very eager early on, but then as I ran out of the popular cuts and was left with lots of organs, I lost my appetite.   When faced with the choice at a restaurant … Continue reading »

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Lujan Wine tasting – overdoing it in Lujan

When we planned a day of wine tasting in Lujan our goal was to taste a lot of wine.   We achieved our goal and learned the meaning of the saying, “too much of a good thing.” Lujan is only thirty minutes from Mendoza, or ninety minutes if you get lost, end up in a … Continue reading »

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Mendoza Mercado Central- a perfect amount of gross

There are certain things I like in a market – produce, meat, local specialties, interesting people, and gross stuff.   The Mendoza market or Mercado Central has the perfect mix of all of these things.   I was able to shop, buy stuff for dinner, see cool stuff, and freak out at gross stuff. The Mendoza market … Continue reading »

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Not every day of sightseeing works

When I changed the name of my blog to Sounds Good on Paper, I didn’t expect the very next thing we did would fall into this category.  But, wine tasting in San Juan became one of those things that sounded so good on paper.   Sometimes things sound good on paper, turn out differently and are … Continue reading »

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