Our day of travel from Mendoza started with a late night after another fun night of dancing at Carilo. After a few hours of sleep, we packed up and tried to make the most of our last few hours in the city. We picked up last minute souvenirs and had our final Argentine lunches. Taylor, Melanie, and Sarah ran into Alex, Greg, and Michael getting lunch at a Mexican restaurant close to the hotel, called La Chachiquita, where we discussed our souvenir purchases. It is safe to say that all of us were sad to leave Mendoza when the buses left El Portal at 3pm on Saturday.
Fajitas at La Chachiquita
After a short and somewhat bumpy flight from Mendoza to Santiago, most of the class ate dinner around 7pm (early by Argentine standards) at the Ruby Tuesday in the Santiago airport, while others had to make connections to other airports. Finally it was time for the class to part ways after dinner for various connecting flights. Saturday was bittersweet as we were all sad to leave the beautiful weather, good wine, and new friends we made in Argentina, but we looked forward to seeing family, getting back to UVA, and plenty of class reunions!
View of the Andes on our flight from Mendoza to Santiago