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Our next destination was punta del este - saint tropez of uruguay. We
reached it by ferry and bus. The trip must have been beautiful. We can't
really tell since we overslept the whole thing. The two hours of sleep
the night before had their effect.
The hostel in punta del este is
nice - only the people in the hostel aren't …
... Azcur (the name of this blog for those not keeping up).
After sorting ourselves out and settle into our nice room we decide to head out for a bit of a walk. We head down to the main beach where the famous La Mano en la Arena (a massive sculptured hand) stands in the sand. We walk into town and then along the coast as far as the marina before turning back and settling on a place called Virazón for dinner. We both have salmon and it is ...
... There was a whole lot of nothing going on and we joined right in. We arrived just at the beginning of the off season so the town appeared to be run by canines rather than people. A lone grocery store was open for 6 hours a day. Coincidentally, our stomachs alerted us that we were famished from surfing right after the store closed for siesta. It was odd to find ourselves hungry in a town where you truly could not find something to eat at a ...
... our or just going for a walk along the beach. The only tourist attraction that we knew about was seeing La mano en la arena, or “the hand” to everyone else. It is a sculpture of a giant hand that appears to be coming up out of the sand, and has been a fixture in Punte del Este since 1982.
Although our hostel was nice, the main strip of Punta del Este was quiet and clearly out of peak season. Numerous times ...
... hotel take a picture of us loaded down. We took everything up to our room, got the maid and made sure she knew that it was not trash to be taken out, and then headed back down and saddled up again.
We road east up the coast, toward La Barra, which is a smaller community just over a small bridge from Punta del Este. The bridge is interesting. It’s actually two bridges, one in each direction, and it’s like a wave. You go up and down, then up and down again.