The backroads end in the sophisticated destination that is Mendoza. Wine is big business here but that doesn’t keep it from being as beautiful as any city I’ve seen.
We arrive as the sun is setting and in any other country that would mean a mad scramble to find someplace safe to camp. But even though most tourists who come here stay at resorts and fabulous hotels, Mendoza still has a municipal campground and locals friendly enough to point us in the right direction.
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