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Trip to Las Termas

Time September 5th, 2012 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

Today I’ll be talking about:

I. Cacheuta

II.Vocabulario

III. Musica

IV. Links to previous posts

 

I. Cacheuta

There are so many, many things to do in this place that it can be overwhelming to plan it out and decide what to do when. I’ll tell you about one day trip my friends and I did at least once, totally might do again.

 

Cacheuta is an itty bitty town (does it even count as a town? I don’t know) about an hour from Mendoza by bus. There’s not a whole lot there, but there is Las Termas hot spring resort.

 

We left for the omnibus terminal very, very early in the morning—7:45—and tickets for the 9 am bus were STILL sold out. As a rule, I’d recommend buying your tickets in an advance for big bus trips. If you’re planning to do it the day of, arrive at least a couple hours before the departure time. We had to kill time until 10 am. Luckily, the Mendoza bus terminal is pretty nice, especially compared to the ones in a few other places I’ve passed through. It’s one of few places I’ve been to so far in Mendoza that sells post cards, for one.

 

The tickets were very cheap–$20 pesos round trip for an hr long bus ride. Entrance to the “water park” was $40 pesos/person, good for the entire day.

 

Completely worth it! The water felt so nice after freezing in the bus terminal all morning, and the view was amazing. I took so many pictures of the mountains.

Half hour massage for $15 USD. The whole time, random American rock was playing on the radio, which I found hilarious. My friend wasn’t wild about her massage, but I was perfectly satisfied with what I got. So, I guess it depends what you’re expecting. You can also get any body part that you can think of waxed while you’re there.

 

I also had an opportunity to rappel for free—turns out one of my classmates at Congreso is a rappelling instructor at Cacheuta on the weekends. I opted out—too tired. But it was nice to see people from class out in the real world, recognize them, and be recognized.

 

There are some cute touristy shops. We learned DO NOT eat sample food in stores. You have to ask for it. Oops.

 

All in all, it was one of the most relaxing days I’ve had here yet. We stayed until about 7pm, got home at 8…then went out again. 😀 La vida Argentina.

 

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II.Vocabulario

Encerar – to wax

Pileta / piscina – pool

Charco -puddle

 

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III. Musica

 

Gracias a la vida – Mercedes Sosa

 

From class, haha. The composer is Argentine, but the woman who sings is Chilean. But I love her voice, and the sentiment sums up how I feel about this entire country.

 

IV. Links to previous posts

1. Antes de que me voy (Before I Leave)

2.  Host Families and Fun with Public Transportation

3. “Are You the Girl with the Blog?”

4. Playing Tourists in Buenos Aires

5. Looking Good, Mendoza!

6. A Detailed Guide on All Things Micro

 


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