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... eat, so we don't get hungry on the bus. We order one chivito and two cokes, and somehow we get two massive chivitos with fries and two Sprites. Chivito is a local invention usually a sandwich with several fillings. Thin slice of steak, followed by ham, cheese, fried egg, some vegetables and often other. Apparently it was invented as the locals realized they simply can't eat massive steaks every day.
Uruguay although a very small country with few people, has a very ...
... short ends up scuttled just outside Montevideo harbour to avoid capture by the Brits. I had Tierra del Fuego on my list, but that was much more expensive, and of course the name Montevideo just has such an exotic ring to it that Colin won. In fairness once we had decided to go there and started investigating it did present a rather appealing prospect for the well informed traveller.
The only problem with Montevideo was getting ...
We arrived in Uruguay this morning on a bus that could rival a plane (we're talking in coach film, free meals, drinks, blanket, cushion and a stewardess). We passed through the Brazil/Uruguay border around 8am without even been woken up as the bus company has your passports stamped for you. After getting to the hostel and checking in (through Google Translate as the receptionist couldn't speak a word of English) we went for a walk and to explore the area. Ten minutes away from ...
... coordinated by Kristine and with a few other volunteers. All the children looked adorable dressed up, although some of them were happier with their outfits than others! The event was like a school fair would be for us - there were stands with games or selling food that people could take part in. Towards the end of the morning, they then did a dance which they had practiced in the creche for a while apparently! The video of the dance is on here...you can judge for yourselves just ...
... we dipped into a few small art galleries and tried to appreciate the displays. In fairness it was a nice free way to explore the city. Side note from Aimz: it was such a nice day! Just pointlessly wondering around, enjoying having nothing to do and having no where to go! Given that Lucas is the stingiest person ever he needs to learn to be able to just do nothing and enjoy what's right in front of you! Silly boy! It was a good, non exciting day ...
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