Trip Start Jul 14, 2010
93Trip End May 18, 2011
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Where I stayed
Jero has a small apartment, but a nice covered outdoor area with grapes that he told us to eat, because they were bad. Tasted good to us!
Staying in San Rafael was the first time that we experienced the culture of Argentina pertaining to how late people stay up
We spent a lot of our time in San Rafael just sitting around in the heat (it probably reached 100 F a few times while we were there) and watching movies on Jero´s computer (The Town, Touching the Void, Megamind - heck yeah!), but one day, we did actually get out of the apartment to do some ¨wine tasting¨. I put that in quotation marks because it´s a lot different than the wine tasting we´re used to in California. It´s more like a wine-making tour. We visited three different wineries and all were pretty much the same: Walk around the winery, learn how they process the grapes and bottle the wine, then get a glass of something you don´t necessarily want, then leave because you didn´t get to taste the pinot noirs, cabernets, or malbecs. At the first place, we got a glass of some champagne (okay, okay - ¨sparkling white wine¨) which is called ¨espumante¨ here
The only other noteworthy thing I can think of to say about San Rafael is panchos. We ate us some yummy hot dogs. Mmmhmm!
Oh yeah! And a crazy big lightening storm came through on our last night, so the night bus to our next destination was quite a treat of a light show!