I’m in a hotel in Mendoza and prepare your bags and … I think this time I exaggerated … I bought 8 (EIGHT you) bottles of wine including 6 from Carmelo Patti (see previous article) and 2 from the cellar “Lagarde”. How can I do? Let us search with Mariano (the hotel owner) for a different solutions. We try to contact his friend who exports wine across Argentina and arrive at a solution …. but … (And yes, there is always one with me but ….) today is Sunday, therefore we have no way to verify the price and all for shipping. The friend of Mariano (Gustavo ed.n.) we advise immediate the solution of the bus.
My bus will depart at 12:45 a.m. and it’s 11:50 a.m. .. well … we call a taxi. that does not come …. So we call a Remis (chauffeur ed.n.) …. that does not come … but today all take me around? Ah … it’s Sunday … it’s 12:25 a.m. and Mariano has a brainstorm and he says me, “You wait here, I go at the intersection of the main road and I stopped one.”
GENIUS! It’s 12:30 a.m., he stops a flying taxi that comes up to me (thanks again for the support Mariano) and we charge everything (with lot of calm …. I meet them all) and let’s start … and he stops again to start the meter. Then I say the magic word “my bus leaves at 12:45 a.m., I give you a big tip if you arrive in time.”
I had never told … the nice calm driver becomes the world champion WRC (rally) Sébastien Ogierc and begins not only to go fast … but he does not even respect the most traffic laws. The offenses committed by him:
– number of red lights exceeded: 7
– Overtaking in areas not allowed: 3
– Drifting departing on the few green lights exceeded: 2
– Overcome the police car in a somewhat risky: 1
– Entrance forbidden to cars: 1
– Average speed: 80 km / h.
Ok … I’m scared in a couple of occasions, seeing the cars, which had the green, which came close to us and then he started like a rocket -.- ‘
We arrive at the bus stop and, like an arrow, leave the car and help me carry things (I have so many this time) to the bus stop. And here is the second unlucky / lucky event: my bus did not arrive and did not even going to do that right now.
Therefore he leaves everything there and I run to the office selling bus tickets (with the terror that my bus could arrive at any moment) and I find a nice old man who holds one of the two boxes locked for 25 minutes (the terror advances ).
After 35 minutes my turn comes (of course the bus, even the shadow) and ship the box with great wine in Buenos Aires that will be my last stop before going back home. In this way I will avoid to take 10 kg superfluous, so if you will do a trip to Argentina, consider that if you would like something but do not know how to bring it back on the journey, you can send it and pay over to the travel, the deposit of more days at the destination.
Now they are on the bus destination Salta … and this time I am treated in a luxury … because this bus, with the seats in first class, it cost the same as that which would start on time (another stroke of luck choosing the one after), while my it’s started with 1:30 delay …. the luck of misfortune … that’s what it is .