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Chileans frequent the streets of Mendoza

Because of its location and favorable exchange rate, Chileans choose our country to spend a few days. But what do
As they see us
los chilenos eligen nuestro país para pasar algunos días
| 29 October, 2019 |

The exchange of tourists between Argentina and Chile is a historical constant. Especially for the bordering provinces. And even more so for Mendoza, which has an international step according to the circumstances, as is its hotel and gastronomic offer in general. This makes Chileans in our streets a common currency throughout the year. Taking advantage of the situation, we talked to a tourist who visited the mythical Cerro de la Gloria. She told us her tastes in Argentina, what attracts her from us, are we good hosts?

María Carvajal Ovalle is from Los Andes, the first Chilean city after crossing the neighboring country. She is a woman who, together with her friends, periodically travels to Mr. Mendoza. In fact, this is his eighth time here, as he says, “I love Mendoza. I think he has a lot of tourist spots, but I feel they don’t make the most of it. Like, for example, Villavicencio. We were there a few days ago. We soaked in history with the park rangers over there. But that place is lost. There should be a hotel and other tourist offers.”

The Argentines

The people also has his thing and Maria knows it: “The people of Mendoza are very empathic. Not there is that it is said that Argentines with Chileans do not get along All right. In the supermarket, in a store, they treat us very well. The only thing we’ve ever received is always cool.”

Another topic of the talk was driving behavior, something Chileans are very well seen in: “Argentines are too reckless to drive, in compared to us, which, for example, we give way even if it is red for the pedestrian.”

Luckily, Maria has not had bad experiences in Argentina, and says, “I’ve never had a problem of insecurity. I’d just say it’s insecure because of what my friends here tell me. But we haven’t been nothing happened.”

The food, what most lures her

María is a chef by profession, which is why she criticizes when talking about our gastronomy: “What we have done most is to eat rich. Chickenmilanese , meat. But the best are the roasts that you guys do. They’re spectacular.” And Maria learned a typical Mendoza behavior: “I took the technique of making the roast with wood. Chileans are used to doing it with coal, but now it is possible to

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