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... for 40 pesos! That works out to less than a pound and as most of our meals have, unfortunately, been on the slightly expensive side (travelling in a group means our service charge is always high!) we were glad about a cheap and filling lunch. After a very relaxing day on the beach we headed back to Montevideo for dinner and to reunite with the rest of our tour group. Aliza ...
... it's a bit of a mix between old and modern but I do manage to get a battery for my watch. We don't have any Uruguayan money as it hardly seemed worth it and fortunately they mostly take $US, the only downside is you get the change in Uruguayan pesos so every time we stop for a beer ( and we do this a lot) we never quite seem to have the correct amount of the right currency and it ends up in confusion. Nothing better to do so we wander on ...
... Del Diablo and check out the prices for the bus and ferry back to BA. After chores done I then go explore Montevideo. I first go to the Andes 1972 Museum which is a museum dedicated to the airplane crash in the andes in 1972. The crash is infamous not just in Uruguay but all over the world as the Uruguayan survivors had to endure 70+ days in freezing temps in the Andes and resorted to eating the flesh of the other dead passengers ...
Cider fights on New Years Eve sounded like a good way to celebrate what's been an extra special year so when we read about Montevideo's New Year's Eve celebrations we knew we had to head to Uruguay after Christmas. With it being high season finding a place to stay proved to be a bit difficult but after quite a bit of searching, we booked a house in Montevideo with Sam and Stacey - our friends from New Zealand who we met on the Inca Trail and then again in Bolivia. Our journey ...
... spot of heaven when realising that Uruguayans love their meat even more than Argentinians so it was Asado after Asado with the occasional Pancho (hotdog) on the side.
After scoring another free music concert in the streets, we hit the shops to join the Christmas rush and find a gift for our secret santa. Not very secret as there are only 2 participants.
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service