For our last night in BA we went to a tango bar with a couple of people from our hostel, it wasn´t quite the trendy place we excited, looking a bit like a village hall, but the dancers were pretty amazing, and even though Sam managed to sprain his other ankle whilst walking down two steps (quite swollen but not nearly as bad as last time!) it was a good night! Yesterday we got on the bus at around 7, and it was defintely worth getting the comfy seats! They reclined all the way back so it was pretty similar to being in a hostel, except that they gave us wine too! The only problem we had was that we made a little argentinian friend, who thought it was really good fun to lean over her seat and say ´Hola´again, and again, and again for most of the journey, and if we didn´t reply it just got louder and louder! At least we´ve not had a conversation that we can understand though, even if it was with a 3 year old!
We arrived in Mendoza at around 9, and it´s been a pretty hectic day since! We asked the guy at reception what days the horse riding and water rafting would be, and within half an hour we found ourselves in a taxi, which we later found out was just catching up with the organised bus that had left earlier. We also found out that although we thought we´d asked for the activities over two days we´d somehow managed to book them both for today!
The horse riding was amazing! We went on a mini trek through a few streams and a little hill, but we could see the Andes behind us! Even though it was really warm today (I got sunburnt!) we could still see all of the snow of the mountains! Sam has asked me to include that he called his horse ´Ned´, and i think he grew quite attached to it. Bless. After that we headed for lunch and then went water rafting. When we were on the bus on the way to our starting point the river looked very calm, but when we were in there it was rather different! We had a good guide who we also suspect was a bit crazy! The water was pretty rough and Sam soon fell in, which was quite amusing until I follwed him not long after! Even though we could touch the floor of the river the current was pretty strong.
After we got back to the hostel we went out for dinner, and made the mistake of fedding a stray dog a few bits of food that we hadn´t eaten. Even as I´m sat here now I can still see the dog, because he followed us all the way home, even waiting for us outside of a shop (must be about half a mile in all), and won´t go back!
We now have four nights in Mendoza so we might look at visiting some vineyards tomorrow.