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Had an ok night, except for a spider crawling all over me,
but was till happy there was plentiful good strong coffee but the rest of the
breakfast pretty blah!
Got the 9.45, thankful the rain stopped for the 10 min walk
to the bus station, to Montevideo and changed for Carmelo. My plans for the
loading up on dollars were thwarted by a defective ATM but thankfully the ...
Fred, Armando and I were a bit disenchanted with BA, so the boys took a two day study break and we decided on a quick trip over to Uruguay. The trip over the Rio de la Plata takes only an hour or so on the ferry, and docks in a place called Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia is Uruguay's oldest town, and it's position across the bay from (Spanish occupied) BA has led to a fascinating history. Settled in 1680 it has changed hands more often than the Webb Ellis trophy!! A ...
... we arrived, so treated ourselves to an awesome seafood platter and then checked out the beach. It was freezing but there were about 20 surfers in the water. I get that surfers 'live' for the waves - I've seen Point Break - but they are all loco if you ask me.
Uruguay is apparently a very laid back country and we've only heard good things about it, so we were surprised at the number of rude and unhelpful ...
... the coast north past the "mano monument" which is said to remind the people to hold on to their kids as this beach is the rough side and has a bigger wave break. We kept driving north past the famous Leonel bridge which is more like an amusment ride that a bridge we kept going around the roundabouts on either side to bo back over it.
We got to "La Barra" which is an exclusive bohemian ...
... not buy these things due to the shopkeeper’s rude nature, did wallow in my mind. With so little choice in obtaining goods in this area, ‘I had to bite my tongue’ for now.
Thankfully, this new hostel had a rooftop and Uruguay’s weather was kind today; a cloudless blue sky. Along with continued thoughts that I should not have bought anything from that rude shopkeeper, other thoughts were of the return of the Danes. (By the way, the breaded chicken bun ...