El Viajero Downtown Montevideo
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After the surprisingly beautiful Colonia del Sacramento, here we are with the second city I'm going to visit in Uruguay: Montevideo.
First of all it was quite impressive to have free Wi-Fi in the bus that connects the 2 cities, apparently is a common practice here to be "always on". To be honest connection was not always so stable but it …
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Finally, as Jonathan and I had promised the children, Thursday was to be a day filled with absolutely nothing. Ari and I woke up earlier than the rest of the gang, purposefully, to play this awesome game he has on his IPad, "Ticket to Ride," and to drink our hot coffee and chocolates together without interruptions. I ended up packing up a bag of fruits and typical Uruguayan fried breads, tortas fritas, for Noa and ...
After a siesta, some internet research about Montevideo, and general bumming around, we decided to head out in search of dinner. On the recommendation of the staff at the hostel, we headed east from the hostel, towards a more trendy suburb, and found a nice bar serving food. We had a delicious pizza and a litre of beer, whilst people-watching (and mosquito watching), before heading home.
The next day, Mr H couldn't find his glasses, so after a ...
... as always, we had no sunscreen or sunglasses but I did have that all important item in 40 degree heat - a jumper. We had been told that Fray Bentos was a sleepy little town and it seemed to be the way when we turned up at the almost deserted bus station. We were greeted by a mangy stray dog and an odd man in a pink crop top who we thought might be asking us for a cigarette.
Outside the bus station we managed to find a taxi driver and, after some arm waving ...
... even as compared to a cab, but with two kiddos (and their car seats) there is a certain convenience to having your own wheels. We don’t regret our decision.
In Uruguay, we knew the economics were less in our favor. We expected to arrive at 230AM, which would probably negate our ability to take the bus to the city. And our research indicated that the taxi mafia is rather unpredictable, with fares to the city ranging from ...