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Mendoza or Bariloche??

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1. Posted by celestepaz (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 5 May '06 09:49

Will be taking a 5 day side trip in late May to one of these places (by plane so travel time isn't an issu) and can't decide! Bariloche will end up being a little more pricey, but not enough to make that much of a difference.

Anyone have a preference? Thanks!

2. Posted by mariaines (Budding Member, 39 posts) 8 May '06 10:35

hello.. i've been to both cities and they're quite different.
Mendoza is more like a "city", nice night life, good places to shop and eat, but not specially beautiful.
bariloche instead.. the landscapes are amazing! and it has nice shops (lots of chocolate factories.. quite good )too .. i didn't do this but i think you can clim to the top of an important hill (i think it's called cerro campanario..nice place to skiing) and see the lake from there..
I don't know if you are planning to rent a car or move by public transport. If you rent a car you can go to several little towns near to bariloche (villa angostura is particulary beautiful).. i don't know how public transport works..
I'd recommend you to go to bariloche bhut it can be really cold this time of the year so watch out that.
good luck!