Atlas Hostel Montevideo
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Travel Blogs from Montevideo
... dollars out for the Argentine black (dolar blue) market. Colonia is Uruguay's oldest city (1680) and traded hands between Portugal and Spain a number of times until its independence. The main tourist attraction is the old town which still retains some of its original wall and all of its cobbled streets. We spent a day walking around the older parts of Colonia including a stunning riverside (complete with daytime mossies - argh), cannon placements and the lighthouse climb for ...
... as I walked the shaded streets. Then we stopped at a place for lunch which included an entree, main meal and dessert (also included in tour package) - score? Maybe. Personally I thought the food was alright. The waiter mixed up my order. Not sure if he got it ride would have been better? The main meal was much better but huge, leaving me still feeling very full. And dessert was just gross. A caramel cake with whipped cream. I ended up only eating the ...
... up some pretty interesting brown things in the harbour.
... than this. The first afternoon we did a spot of exploring to try and immerse ourselves in the Uruguayan culture. The only culture Rach cared about was the ice cream.
We suffered through another hot and humid night before the next day hitting the streets again for some more exploration. We found some old vintage cars that had been converted into a ...
... in one - as I (Dan) had lost my t-shirt it became a little bit more difficult. Travelling apparently makes you a better problem solver so true to this theory we successfully piled six of us into a four person taxi thanks to the simple trick of me wearing Stacey's vest top, as for girls just wearing a bikini top in a taxi is fine and more importantly making friends with some Uruguayans who assisted us with getting a taxi definitely made it easier. After getting dropped off at ...