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... square in Carmelo had a couple of options, one of which worked.
Turns out the hostel does not exist where stated and most
hotels near the river, about 10 blocks from the Plaza. Had to go to the ferry
terminal to get decent info and a map and then settled on a nearby hotel after
exhausting 3 other, 2 of which were unmanned – 700 pesos and not nice!
... exchanges is as follows (no joke):
1680 - settled by Portuguese
1680 - conquered by Spanish
1681 - handed back to Portuguese via treaty
1705 - conquered again by the Spanish
1713 - returned to the Portuguese via another treaty
1762 - re-conquered again by the Spanish
1763 - handed back to the Portuguese again, via treaty
1777 - The Spanish came and...conquered...again...
1811 - Revolt overthrew the Spanish and installed a Confederate ...
... encountered. Maybe they have zero tolerance for non-Spanish speaking people, or maybe they are just ********, but unfortunately these individuals earnt Uruguay the 'Rudest Country' award for 'The Trip' (nice one, ********s).
Uruguay is also in the lead in the 'Worst Food' category. The few times we did eat out, we regretted it. I'm going to repress these memories and try to remember only the seafood...
... with great cafe's, art galleries and awsome night clubs. The who's who of latin america summer here, kind of like the hamptons for New Yorkers. The beaches like "Bikini Beach" are often frequented by the rich and famous so ofcourse I went there to blend in and see if some of it rubbed of on me.
At night we visited the Conrad Casino which is where I worked for 4 years during its opening years.
... but a lot better than the breakfasts in Uruguay). Slowly my mind pushed away my restlessness and the sight of the blue sky took over.
It was finally time to check in and after putting in my name, country and passport number, I went to my assigned room. It was an eight bed dorm and very similar to the décor of the one I stayed in, in Montevideo. Only this was a lot more minimalist. The floors were bare plants of wood and the bed frames were wooden too. The beds were very thin ...