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Iain and Jo

I'll have my chicken "al disco" please

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 26 April 2009 | Views [1677] | Comments [7]

We're at the edge of the Andes now, in a city called Mendoza, which is a big producer of great wines, particularly Malbecs. We rented bikes yesterday in a nearby town called Maipu and rode around to several wineries for "tastings" (actually just massive glasses of vino). It was so nice to get out into the country air and ride along tree-lined roads, surrounded by vines and the snow-capped Andes along side us (although a bit obscured by fog). When we saw the menu at one of the wineries, I couldn’t pass up the “Pollo al Disco”, which is chicken stewed in beer – a bit out of place in a winery but it was magnifico!

We've got some good tickets to a Primera League soccer game today (Godoy Cruz v Lanus), so can't wait to see some silky Argentinian skills and some slightly loco fans.

The pic is from a demonstration that we stumbled across in Buenos Aires. At the time we thought it was a coincidence, but we’ve since learnt that almost every day in this country there is somebody marching about something. And they’re pretty good at it too – there’s flags, drums, firecrackers, and they’ve had some really successful protests that have removed a dodgy president from office, removed a good one from jail etc. The next pic will have us in it, I promise..

(Internet access in Argentina is great, but I’m sure these updates will dry up in a few weeks when we hit Bolivia)

Tags: mendoza malbec mr hugo




Sup G's,

Sounds and looks pretty awesome so far. I suppose you will have already seen something about it but be careful of the Swine Influenza (no kidding its pretty serious). I doubt for two healthy young pups like yourselves it would be too bad but might ruin your trip. Keep up your vitamins and don't snog anyone with a runny nose.

Looking forward to reading and seeing more (Simmy I would love to see some photos from the soccer!!). I love this website, its so easy to picture where you are and follow it all.

Lots of love and hugs


  Tom Apr 27, 2009 2:51 PM


“Pollo al Disco”, I'm inspired, think I'll knock one up this weekend with chocolate stout and south Chile spice mix :P good luck leaving civilization and the internet behind


  Eddie Apr 28, 2009 2:18 PM


Love the pics and your stories! You guys look (and sound) like you're having a fab time ;-)

Stay healthy :)

Love Allie and Cam x

  Allie Apr 28, 2009 7:34 PM



You guys are cheating on me through Face-crappy-book!!

If it helps, there is at least one person who is very keen to hear all your updates...


Hopefully awaiting more (aka Tom)

  Tom Harper May 1, 2009 8:47 AM


WOW! It all looks/sounds so fantastic and so colourful!!!
Glad to hear you're both well (our news is flooded with Swine flu stories and like many others, I thought straight away of you guys). This website is fantastic, because you're writing about things when you've just done them (or tasted them), it's just like being there! Although, this way, the jealousy is even worse...I have to experience it almost every day :-)

Looking forward to more photos and stories.

Bon appetito!

jo, paul, charli and isabelle xxx

  Catherine Sim May 2, 2009 10:28 PM


You know, I'm a modest guy, but I reckon if I marched every day I'd get pretty good at it too. Try harder, Argentina!

  Michael D May 5, 2009 9:44 AM


Simmy, Jo

Is Chicken al Disco served 'Burn(t) Baby Burn(t)', and cooked on an inferno of some sorts?

Mike ("Stayin' Alive" since 1977)

  Mike Nixon May 21, 2009 11:16 PM



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