This morning, we almost didn’t make it to the bus. We woke up early enough, had breakfast and got ready to leave. We took the subway, but we got off one stop early because it said Terminal station, so we thought the station was big enough and would be easy to find our way from there. BIG MISTAKE!
It was the train station, but we couldn’t be far away as it was just one stop before the one we were supposed to get off. So we walked and got to the bus station, it was huge, and crowded, and no signs anywhere, on our ticket it said the bus was leaving from platform 22. Went there, waiting a couple of minutes, something was wrong. No Turbus around, every other company was there but ours. We remembered that when we arrived it was outside and all Turbus buses were there. We weren’t sure how to get there. We asked some guy, but didn’t get a word of what he said, we just followed the direction he pointed us toward to, which was on the opposite side of the station, went there, asked another guy, who pointed us the direction were we came from. Went back there, waited a couple of minutes, but still not convinced we were at the right place. Time was running and at this time I’m almost certain that somehow we missed the freaking bus.
By chance, there was this tiny minivan from Turbus so I thought he might know better about other buses! So walked up to him and showed him our tickets, and THANK GOD we did, he was there to pick up people travelling with Turbus, and drove us to the other terminal ( the one we came from when we arrived). The bus was supposed to leave at 8.40 but it was rescheduled for 9am, so we made in just on time!!!
We drove for about 7hours to get to Mendoza, Argentina. The bus was once again very nice, and comfy enough to sleep. The scenery was magnificent, couldn’t keep my eyes off the window. We spent about too boring and long hours at the border! So busy up there.
We arrived around 4pm in Mendoza, went straight to the hostel. SUPER NICE! It’s always nice to arrive somewhere and not be disappointed. Dropped the bags and left straight away. We are leaving Mendoza tomorrow am so we had not time to lose. We went to San Martin Parques. The French couple we met in Bariloche told us about it. It was designed by a French guy.
The park was about 10min walk for the hostel. It’s super big and crowded, really enjoyed walking around. There was a festival going on, bbqs everywhere. We stopped there for a drink and listen to a band playing some really cool music.
Went back downtown, walked around the busy streets, it was around 8pm, all the shops was still open. It didn’t felt safe at all, I don’t know there was a weird atmosphere, maybe too many people. Everybody was looking at my camera like Jesus just came back! I put it back in my backpack and kept walking looking for a place to have dinner. We decided to leave the area and go somewhere quiet. We spotted earlier a couple of restaurant on the same street as the hostel and made our way back there.
There isn’t much to do in Mendoza unless you want to do wines tours, the region is very well known for its wines. SO I’m glad we aren’t staying any longer in here. We enjoyed the day and the night here but I’m ready to move on to our next step.
Tomorrow am we are upgrading to a plane! Youhou! We are flying from Mendoza to Iguazu falls, up north, 6hours flight. We were going to do it by bus (36hours) but the flights weren’t that expense comparing to the bus. Time is flying! We only have about a week left!
Moment of the day: While having dinner a bunch of kids surrounded our table, selling God knows what. One of them almost grabbed my phone. But got it on time! This is the 1st time that I don’t feel safe at all. That’s probably why I’m glad we are taking off tomorrow!