Naval ships from various countries are in Sydney to join in the Centenary celebrations of the Australian Royal Navy. Last night saw naval vessels take part in the spectacular firework display in Sydney Harbour.
My only day in Mendoza was one of relaxation & contemplation. My last day in South America! I emailed The Vine Tasting Room, to book myself in for a 3pm wine tasting. I received a confirmation email later that morning while having my morning coffee & very nice croissants at a cafe across from Plaza Espagna.
The city is a safe & pleasant location to wander around, with wide leafy avenues. The afternoon was spent at The Vines where I tasted five wines from the Mendoza wine region. A very well informed young lady took me through the various wines, their characteristics and some information on the general oenology of the area of Mendoza.
I then headed down to the city's huge park, the largest city park in South America I was told. I was really quite flabbergasted by the range of architectural styles that I came across on my way there. Some examples of the various styles can be seen in the photos below. Quite often new - bizarrely designed - houses are built onto lovely old 19th century houses. It was an eclectic range of architecture seen on the streets of Mendoza.
Lover of travel, design, food, culture (and our two toy poodles).