Hostel Playa Mansa
Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
... we like tango, and told us about a tango workshop that would be taking place there at 9:30. We took two tango lessons before we made the trip, and this sounded like it might be fun. When we got there, we walked over to where the group was. A lady immediately came over to us and, in perfect English, asked if we friends of Sylvester. I told her no, but we were English speakers. So she let the instructors know this, and they were able to work with us very well. Her name was Doris. ...
... of the slower competitors.
The final few legs of our journey up the continent in Brazil are, a 16 hour bus journey to
Florianopolis and the beautiful island of Santa Catarina (fabulous beaches, not so fabulous weather) add then to Curitiba and on to Sao Paolo where we will meet Miranda and James on the 15th for a rather different family Christmas holiday!
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming.
Later I learned from the owner that they were in fact hitting the end of the season and many places were shutting down. He offered to lend me a couple of hundred dollars to get me by until tomorrow and then said he had to go to the bank tomorrow and would take me into town to the bank so I could exchange some money. Now that is customer service!!!
I went to bed early as I was still a bit jet lagged. Let's see what tomorrow will bring.
Today we took a road trip south of Punta,
First we went to Casa Pueblo, the house and art gallery of the famous artist Carlos Paez Villaro. You cant take a wrong picture here everywhere you look its a great view. Only suggestion I will give you is find out if there is a cruise ship in town cause if there is this place is full of day trippers and makes it really busy and ...
This peninsula is very cosmopolitan.
the beaches are wide sandy beaches the water was too cold for my liking but we are on holidays so who cares. we walked the main shopping area "gorlero" which is over priced but you can find the hidden treasures if you listen to the locals. we took our hire car and headed for the "puerto" and had lunch at a Chiveteria overlooking the marina.
Then we ...