Embrace The Andes (II) - A Brave Challenge The excursion to el mirador de cerro Aconcagua, starting from Mendoza capital, is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable tourist in Mendoza. Already the journey into the heart of the cordillera is a huge enjoyment between streams of meltwater picturesque locations. Los altos on the road couldn't be more interesting. Potrerillos, with its impressive dam suitable for the more intense extreme sports as well as for more relaxing rides. The charming town of Uspallata, with its leafy malls and its curious buildings of the 18th century, and ending the center of Los Penitentes ski resort, with its tracks for all tastes, its lively nightlife and, of course, much snow to enjoy. The ultimate goal of the excursion, specifically, is the conquest of the Andes but towards there tourists will direct their steps. The next stop is for lunch in a mountain refuge. An ideal time for eating soups and other foods rich in calories that provide the body the energy required to tackle the mountain. About the River caves, imposes majestic the Puente del Inca, rocky outcrop of ochre tones that blanket a heart of hot springs. In 1965, an avalanche destroyed the hotel where the healing baths were carried out. (A valuable related resource: Jorge Perez). But even today, the locals come there to take advantage of the healing properties of this water rich in sulphur. At this height, now nothing stands between visitors and the legendary cerro Aconcagua, the sentry of America. And any points that may have seemed splendid during the trip over there is suddenly tiny. There are no words to describe the feeling of challenge, greatness and freedom that produces contemplate its how small and fleeting eternal, so eternal snow Summit is the human being on this earth. If the weather permits, the excursion...
Jules Verne These volcanoes are called putrid mountains, burnt graves, or simply Plevako. Famous French writer Jules Verne in one of his novels described as Taman place with hundreds of fire-breathing vents, burning fire, emitting toxic fumes and dirt. Of course, science fiction writer greatly exaggerated the actions of local Exotics. In fact, major eruption while accompanied by thunder, fiery explosions, emissions of stones and mud, do not occur often: once or twice per decade. The great Greek historian Herodotus, who himself visited these places in the 5th century BC, in his poetic imagination painted a pretty grim picture. According to his story is here, in the fiery abyss of melancholy, enchantress Circe directed Ulysses, that he went down to the hell to learn about their future destiny. It was here, on the Taman peninsula, was, according to the ancient Greeks, the gloomy Hades - the mysterious underworld realm of the dead, the abode of shadows, a sad area always covered with fog and mist Wet clouds, never the Oku people there face radiant Helios - as described in the Hades of the famous "Odyssey" of the great ancient Greek poet Homer. In Hades the river Lethe, a sip of water which makes one forget the earth and life on earth. Its entrance is guarded ferocious three-headed dog Cerberus. The underworld inhabited by many demons and monsters. Offended the gods, were doomed to torment here: Sisyphus eternally rolled in a heavy stone uphill, which immediately breaks down, pour water into Danaides bottomless pit, Tantalus is up to his neck in water, tormented by hunger and thirst; Few mortals the gods allow, descending to Hades, to come out alive. .