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Wine tasting by bicycle in Mendoza

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Wine tasting by bicycle in Mendoza

On Tim’s first rtw adventure four years ago, he went wine tasting by bike in New Zealand. From the moment he told me about it, I have dreamt of doing the same. So we couldn’t resist a quick trip into Argentina to sample the delights it has to offer.

We found a nice hostel on the outskirts of town, big double room with private bathroom and TV. Reasonably priced and with breakfast included, we thought it was worth the extra effort of getting into town. And having seen the town, I think we were right. Not that it isn’t a nice town, it is. But it’s not a patch on its surroundings and as we planned to cook for ourselves, the suburbs were perfect – especially as it was so close to the bus station which gets you to Mr Hugo’s to rent bikes. Read the rest of this entry

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Save me from the man in the luminous vest

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Save me from the man in the luminous vest

Now I love luminous clothing, I always have and I always will. I think it stems from watching top of the pops in the late 80s. Spangly glittery shorts and luminous leg warmers. But there came a time when it was no longer acceptable for me to be wearing luminous clothing. Now, if I don a yellowy greeny (whatever that highlighter colour is) t-shirt, it makes me look like some kind of crazy cougar… it makes me look a great deal older than my 26 years. Read the rest of this entry