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Well we've entered into our second country of the journey...Uruguay. Glen and I were just saying that neither of us thought we'd ever get to this country let alone spend over a week here.
Continuing from where I left off we spent our last day in Buenos Aires at Vanesa's house for lunch before boarding a ferry (Buquebus) to Colonia Del …
... friend Disco so all round successful!
Next stop Colonia!
The Nitty Gritty:
Accommodation: El Viajero: The second of these chain of hostels we have stayed at. More or less the same setup as the last one but however with a bit more room. The doubles are really nice and good value the dorm is certainly more than acceptable, certainly for the price. There is a decent sized kitchen and living area and a pool table.
... along the coast included the following stops:
Colonia: Loved Uruguay's oldest town, but the weather was sub-par so we spent most of the time playing rummy. We did squeeze a few good runs in along the water, but because of the village's location next to the Rio del la Plate, the water appears as thought it's been flushed down from the world's largest porta-potty.
Punta Del Este. Now we're talking. The blue ocean water ...
... walked around we saw no-one and noticed that lots of the restaurants and shops were closed for the winter. As the strong, cold winds howled through the streets, we realised that it must get quite cold here in the winter and I abandoned any thoughts of staying around here to do my volunteer activities. Thankfully the time in the hostel was pleasant and warm enough for us to sit outside, relax, play cards and chat to the other tourists.
... up on the thumb and the little finger to have their pictures taken.
From there, we checked the map, and turned back toward the hotel. It was about 1-1/2 miles back, and uphill the last block, so we were pretty beat by the time we got back.
When we got back, I asked the clerk at the desk if would be possible to rent a scooter tomorrow. She said it would be, and called a rental place she knew to find out prices and such. It was US$40 to rent for the day. ...