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Tirsdag: "I`m a bankman and a backpacker” og praten var igang med Maurizio på hurtigbåten over til Uruguay. Maurizio er en halvtamerikaner og halvt peruianer der finanskrisen hadde tatt fra han den flotte kona, drømmehuset i Virginia og Mercedesen i garasjen. Han var nå på vei til nye beitemarker i Uruguay, M.plan: ”Lære sør-amerikanere …
... a relief that Shane and I weren't staying in this big resort town, which had luxury, high-rise apartments all along that shore but seemed to be a ghost town at this time of year. Presumably, the place springs to life in January when all Argentinians and Uruguayans take their summer break.
Ten minutes by bus further east along the coast is La Barra, a sleepy beach resort town. It comprised a few expensive cafes ...
... a hill, which overlooks the whole town. The chairlift turned out to be a bit scary, as it was swinging in the wind over the highway and Chris kept commenting on how it needed a bit more maintenance - as I said before, ignorance is bliss! After that comment I kept freaking out a bit.... As soon as we got to the top, a huge fog/mist came over and covered everything, so that our view was one of white mist. Oh well, bad luck!!! We headed back and looked at all the beautiful boats ...
... t surf, but if you do, there are some great beaches for it.
The restaurants and everything else is majorly expensive here. The locals don’t eat in restaurants, they cook, which is a great idea, because...well, they cook excellent.
The Uruguayans that live here are very laid back. I am told most of the young adults here smoke pot, surf, or just hang out with their friends. There is Bob Marley music blaring ...
... the airport and took a 2 hr bus ride for about $8 CDN to Punta del Este. It was pouring rain the entire time. Once I got to Punta del Este I went to the cab pick-up point. A cab driver asked me if I needed a ride. I gave him the address of the B & B in La Barra and asked him if he knew it and how much. He said he knew the area and he couldn't confirm the price as it would depend on the meter, but it would likely be about $25 US.
So, I ...
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Easy stay offseason
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