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... get out of the taxi with a laugh and pic with him (to claim back my money, one day).
The hostel is very nice, located in the old part of Montevideo, the central one. My room is ok but it’s facing the street. It means quite noisy in the morning… the rest of the day I will be discovering the city anyway. That was the only private room they had available and considering I booked it yesterday evening I would say “that’s fine”!
On top of seeing ...
... A football pitch acts as the centre piece for the tenement blocks, the municipal "recreation area",both its goal mouths long since devoid of grass are littered with broken glass and dog excrement,I can only imagine that any game played on it must be highly entertaining when the ball enters the penalty areas! No sliding tackles advised!
Out of the tenement area ,I enter the port itself, a mixture of the old and the modern. The modern,includes all the ...
... his tracks. We talked a bit about showing respect in places like this, and he seemed to get it. But mostly he enjoyed using some of the stonework as a slide just outside the entrance to the mausoleum (he soon had about 3-4 other kiddos following him down the slide.)
We continued walking through the old town over to Plaza Constitucion, where the kids had a good time chasing the pigeons. (It makes sense that you start with Independence ...
I have no idea how we came out of last night unscathed and relatively well rested. It was definitely the most dodgy place that we have camped on this trip and the place that we were most likely to get ourselves into trouble. Somehow though we were not pestered at all, and we woke to find the bikes, the tent, our bags and ourselves in perfectly normal working order and without signs of being tampered with at all. As we got up to start the morning we saw that there were ...
In my last blog I told you that we had to wait 12 hours in the bus on our way to Mendoza Argentina due to landslides along the road. We finally got into Mendoza at 8pm. Luckily it is summer here and therefore it doesn't get dark until about 9:15pm. We walked from the bus terminal to the city center to find a hostel. I had looked at a few hostels online before we left La Serena in an effort to make a reservation, so that the same problem we had in San Pedro ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUnplugged Hostel Pocitos Montevideo
We were really pleased with how good a deal we got with this place. It was so cheap (cheapest in South America so far!). However, when we were there there was no life to it. Very few other people staying here, a fairly quiet part of the city and just a bit dull all round.
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