A night bus’ ride away from Córdoba lies Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine industry. Our days there we mostly dedicated to work, but we also did a bike trip to the vineyards of the nearby wine town of Maipú.
The bus ride over the Andes to Chile was also very scenic, especially from the front row (office) of the double-decker bus. We passed through (empty, off-season) ski resorts and even caught a glimpse of the Aconcagua, the highest peak outside of Asia.
Don’t even try to bring fruits or vegetables (let alone meat) into Chile—one guy on our bus tried and it wasn’t pretty.