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We rented a house in Jose Ignacio (30-40 minutes from Punta) for the weekend but decided to go a day earlier to see Punta and hopefully go scuba diving with sea lions. This was a partial success.
For those who don't know what Punta del Este is, it is a beach ringed town/peninsula in Uruguay about 1.5 hours from Montevideo. It's widely …
... nothing amazing. After dinner we make wander back to our hostel.
The next day is the last day of our seven month South American journey together as Gabriella heads back to Buenos Aires before returning to merry old England to do that umm whats it called ..... Oh that's right work!
After a bit of a sleep in we head off for a bit of a walk around the coast and head back down to the Marina to have lunch at a place called ...
... of age (for girls) and 14 (for boys) to 16 for both genders. Picture those notes flying through health class - Will you marry me? Check yes or no.
With only a week in this country approximately the size of Oklahoma, we didn't venture far from the coast. I can tell you that the short inland ride we took through the countryside resembled the Midwest: farms, livestock, roadside stands selling horse meat (one of Uruguay's main exports). ...
... 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 from any available space/balcony or roof top. The sky lit up as did the buildings all around us, it sounded like a warzone but it couldn't have looked any better. Caught up we only made it back to the cafe about 12.35 to a smiling but confused waiter. No harm in saying, Karina felt upset at one point that new year had been washed out, but as we partied on the street into the night with a rocking band, a DJ and a vibrant crowd, life was good as we welcomed in 2013. Happy New Year ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Super convenient hotel right in the middle of Punta del Este. You can easily walk to any point of the peninsula. It's nothing fancy, but it was clean, showers had hot water, the wifi worked well, and there was a free breakfast. It was a bit pricey, but I would definitely stay there again.
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