Travel Blogs from Montevideo
A quick border cross to get some US dollars has turned into a week long holiday with unexpected surprises, the first being Montevideo. so we roll into town at 8am not knowing what to expect and found an awesome little city. The cleanest so far on our travels, especially for a capital. Our hostel was a bit of a walk to the beach side of town and we …
Mba'éichapa ore amigokuéra!
My how the time has flow over the past few months! It seems like only yesterday we were hosting Brad's aunt, but unbelievably enough, three months have passed and we have done little updating. The summer has truly hit us hard in the Paraguayan rural lands, so we have been trying very hard to get work done …
... We got involved.
Culinary highlights were found in Mercado del Puerto - bife and salmon a la plancha, and Schwarma Ashot for a Middle Eastern kebab.
'Baar Fun Fun' lived up to its name, providing live music and tango (Uruguay contests Argentina (and France!) as the birthplace of tango), as well as the secret recipe liquor drink, 'Uvita', and was a great place to finish our time in Montevideo.
Onward bus to Fray Bentos, 4.5 hours.
... see the exhibits for yourselves in the photos. As we left, we both agreed, "If I die, you can eat me." Then we promptly set off in search of lunch.
Unfortunately, our day went downhill from here. We went to a restaurant recommended in the Rough Guide, to stuff ourselves before our long bus journey. Despite my ordering pumpkin stuffed with tomatoes and onions, and checking (and being told) that it was vegetarian, a meat filled pumpkin arrived... Our ...
... back down to the sea front to watch the sunset again.
The next day it was bus and ferry and we were back in Buenos Aires. Our bus to Mendoza wasn't till the evening so we had intended to put our luggage in a locker at the bus station and go back into the city. Unfortunately all the lockers were taken so we had to make do with quite a few hours of people watching before we could set off. Finally, the bus arrived and we were on our way to Mendoza!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDestino26 Hostel Montevideo
The hostel itself is nice, the guys behind the desk are also lovely. But you have to pay for an early check in and if you want some breakfast that day.
When someone walks around the dorm rooms upstairs the whole room and beds shake! Ear plugs are a must.
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