Travel Blogs from Rocha
... our gaping wallets that pushed us forward. The trip back was quite fun as well. The way to get to the village is by huge four by four vehicles, looking like a mixture of a truck and a ferrywheel seat, it is called safari-truck, and thats how the journey actually felt. Through the dunes, through the sea itself, the waves galloping at us like a million white stallions, drowning some bags and some feet, everybody giggled (until they saw their bags).
... like the most attractive city, and as a result, we got a taxi to our hostel, checked in (another brilliant hostel with really lovely bedrooms and chill out area ) and spent the rest of the day lounging around, watching the only English channel we could find, ESPN, and making one journey out to the supermarket to pick up some tea. We planned to catch the lunchtime bus the next day to get to our volunteering base, La Coronilla, which is very close to the border with Brazil. The journey ...
We caught the local bus to Valisas with our little overnight bags...at this point they are wonderful and light. Sleeping bag, pillow, towel, change of clothes for the evening...heels of course!!!!
Valisas is a one-dirt-street town from the road to the beach..
We get down to the beach and it is really pretty, dunes, blue-green water, a whole bunch of beached whales with mate. Even on the beach when you are walking along you have mate!!!!! (pronounce ...
... in at one point, however, there was no ATM that accepted credit in town and we were running low on funds. Therefore if we wanted to escape this place we needed to use our precious cash for purchasing a bus ticket instead.
Whilst I give it a pretty bad rap, there were a couple of things to do here. During our time we managed to walk along the beach to a shipwreck and check out some more bikini ...
... deserted beaches, wandered amongst the sand dunes, climbed the rocks to look at the sealions and spoke Spanglish to Mrs Miggins next to the fire whilst seeing off a bottle of Uruguayan Tannat. We decided enough was enough, it was now getting too difficult. When we found somewhere open , there wasn't anything to eat and vice versa, so we decided to give the car back a day earlier and go to Colonia del Sacramento, which is supposed to ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking