Awesome Argentina and Mendoza
The weather is bizarre. Sunny one minute and raining the next (we have lucked out). The winds can come up in a minute and practically knock you down. The temperature rarely goes below freezing because it is near the water. Many Olympic hopefuls come here to train for the ski events. This is the most expensive area of all Argentina and Argentineans from other areas cannot visit because of the prohibitive prices. They are actually fairly comparable to the US. AND the vino is SHITO! Mendoza is El Rey (the King) of the wine provinces. In fact, there is only one winery in all of Patagonia so there is no competition. They are, however, famous for king crab, black hake (fish from 600 ft below the ocean) and lamb. We have not been impressed with any of it. They really overcook their seafood--rubber is good for the road, not the tummy!