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... place, but we really only had one day to spend here. So, the boys dropped us off at the entrance of the park and showed us around the map room to prepare us for our journey into town. There is a truck that drives in at 2pm, but it's 11am now, so we've decided to walk the 7k from the road to the beach. Hiking through the desert should make arriving at the beach that much more worth it. Except we ran into a couple of townies with a broken down truck on our way and ...
... greeted by two big dogs running at us barking which was pretty terrifying, but they were soon called into the house and a guy came and let us in. Where we are staying is pretty much a large wooden shed. There is a kitchen dining area, makeshift lounge with sofas made of bed frames and old bits of sponge, then a few dorm style "rooms" if you can call them that, with three or four beds in each. We were shown into a room with a double top bunk, dumped our bags and went back into the ...
... tall person I am I had to cross the river with my bag on my head like a sack of mielies, in order to keep my sleeping bag and pillow dry! The water took Katya up to her knees, my 6 foot blonde russian mail order bride!!!
We then ran up the dune which was probably the highest mountain in Uruguay, as Katya said that we would have the most amazing view from the top of Cavo Polonio...the view was gorgeous...but it was of more dunes and farmland. So we made the ...
... amongst the locals)… This was the nastiest alcoholic beverage that I have tried. The two ingredients combined tasted like you had just swallowed a mouthful of insect repellant, so needless to say I didn’t come close to finishing it! To finish off, we spent the nights sacrificing our bodies to the dozens of mosquitoes that had made it into our dorm room. I don’t think Uruguay has Malaria? ...
... served tasty steak. But as someone on our travels said, its nice, but it ain't Argentina! Back to Buenos Aires and the last leg of our journey. Here's a footnote to travelers, don't get your ferry tickets from Buquebus, wander into the ferry terminal to SeaCat to get you tickets at least 30% cheaper. Even better, get on T'internet and book through Seacatcolonia.com and get them for half the price.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking