Monday, April 11, 2011

Mendoza (dedicated to the Dicus Breen Family)!

Hi everyone. This weekend we went to Mendoza, Argentina and we saw a bunch of cool stuff. We had to go because our tourist visa in Chile expired after 90 days, so we had to go out of the country and reenter. Here it is!

On the way there we (me, my mom, and my brother- Dad arrived a day later) were crossing the Andes and it was very beautiful. However there was this one road called the "Caracol", which in English it means snail cause it went from one side to the other back and forth it had like 30 turns! It was really amazing.

Then when we got there, after we had settled in in our hotel, we went and walked around. First we went to Plaza Chile. There we discovered that it had a bunch of benches that had mosaics with a design ( like ribbon ) that was red,white and blue (the Chilean flag colors ) with a different city in Chile on each- it was very cool!

Then we went to plaza Independencia where we saw a bunch of stuff to buy but unfortunately we did not buy anything -but my mom wanted to come back later. Also in the plaza there was a modern art museum underneath the plaza and we went and checked it out. It was really cool!

By then we were getting pretty hungry so we went looking for a restaurant to eat at, we went looking down the street Sarmiento 'cause that is what the person at the hotel recommended.

We walked past the Sheraton/Casino then we spotted a restaurant that looked good. So we got dinner there. We all got meat (because Argentina is famous for meat). We got "bife de chorizo" y "milonesa"
(we only got two because they were too much for one person). They were really good then we went back to the hotel and went to bed.

The next morning we decided that we would go to the park bigger than Central Park, NYC- so we walked down there and took a bus that was like a tour around the park and we ended in the zoo and looked around there. It had a tons of animals. There was even a condor! After that we were getting kind of hungry so we went down to the lake in the park and had lunch down there. We got meat again but this time it was not that good because it was really greasy. Then we had to go to the hotel because my dad was getting back. So we walked back to the hotel and a couple minutes later my dad showed up!

Like a half of an hour later we went out and walked around a bit. And then we had dinner but all of the restaurants were closed up (because it was only 7pm and most folks in Argentina dine at 10pm) except for the restaurant that we had dinner last night. Since we liked it, we went there again and got the same thing. But dad got something different. And after that we went back to the hotel and went to bed and the next morning we were off again.

It turned out to be a really good trip but the only thing is that it would have been cool to have stayed there a little bit longer because I really liked it.



  1. Wow, that looks like a LOT of meat in you picture. I also liked the photo that Theo posted yesterday of what looked like the world's biggest hamburger! I always love reading about the adventures you're having.


  2. Hi Grace,

    The trip to Argentina looks like it led through beautiful vistas. When Caitlin and I flew from Puerto Montt to Valparaiso, I tried to take photographs of the Andes as we flew over, but you got to ride right through them! I'm glad you had a good time in Mendoza. The parks and zoo sound great.
    Love, Grandma Mary

  3. Thanks for your posts on Mendoza!

    I traveled the same path when I was in college there (the same year that Laura was in the Dominican Republic). My best friend lived in Mendoza and we went to the zoo too! I ate so much meat that everyone in the family put their bones on my plate and took of picture of me behind the mountains of bones. I still laugh remembering that. The best part was going to the disco, getting home at 2am, and finding my friends parents wide awake, having their own party at home!! (Don't try this yourselves until you are in college)

    Sara Wohlleb

  4. The blogs that you are sending are extremely fascinating--especially the ones done by Theo and Grace. I especially enjoyed what you both wrote about the big trip to Mendoza.

    Sometime during you year there I hope you get the opportunity to visit Iguasu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. That's the most spectacular thing I've ever seen.

  5. That trip over the mountains must have been a lot of fun! Did you go through any snow? While you were gone, who took care of your gators?

    Uncle Dan Rogers