The simple life in San Rafael

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After two days of decadence, we headed further south to San Rafael. It’s a smaller town surrounded by The Andes, lakes, valleys and the beautiful Atuel River. We stayed at a ranch called La Finca Carmelita about 10 minutes outside of the town.
The finca was a refreshing change from a hotel. It was on a beautiful piece of land and had llamas, horses, dogs, geese and a fabulous swimming pool. I felt an immediate sense of calm there and loved every minute we spent at the ranch.

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The culinary delights of Mendoza

20120218-183227.jpgFor all of you who know me, there’s no doubt that I am a live to eat, not an eat to live kind of a person. I love good food and wine and I was in heaven when I visited Napa Valley last summer. I was hoping to have a similar experience in Argentina’s wine country, called Mendoza, and I was not disappointed.
It was just Agnes and me on this part of the adventure. Alex had to go back to work so the plan was to travel during the week and then to meet him back in Rosario on the weekends. (more…)