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... The whole city has a relaxed, peaceful, no rush attitude about it and actually reminded us a little bit of Portland, Oregon. The architecture is stunning, with massive colonial building practically on every corner. Most of our time was spent wandering around centro and Ciudad Viejo (old city) stopping for cafe con leche, chivitos (steak sandwiches), chatting in the plazas, and to look at the vendors that line the streets of the old city. ...
... coordinated by Kristine and with a few other volunteers. All the children looked adorable dressed up, although some of them were happier with their outfits than others! The event was like a school fair would be for us - there were stands with games or selling food that people could take part in. Towards the end of the morning, they then did a dance which they had practiced in the creche for a while apparently! The video of the dance is on here...you can judge for yourselves just ...
... in and really enjoyed the experience. It was a boring game but Uruguay won 2-0.
I was happy at the time but my decision to stay and not take my flights would be a bad one just for the sake of going to this game.
The ticket was only $7 mind you
the stadium has no seating rules so you sit anywhere you want in your section. people sit on steps, concrete barriers, you name it, they do it, just so they can get in.
... on. Roxanne said she did a tour around it and then took in a show later that night. In Cordoba we met a couple of guys from Montevideo (I know how random) and so we exchanged Facebook info (so grade 5 but...) and we contacted them when we got into town to ask for advice and to get some travel tips for around the city. They suggested we go to have lunch at El Mercardo del Puerto in old town, so we went down and had a steak lunch with Merlot, yes ...
Friday March 7th
It is cool this morning but sunny so it will warm up soon.
Our arrival was over 2 hours late due to traffic in the delta. It sounds like the Suez Canal as the channel is very narrow and there are waiting areas due to the single lane traffic.
It was 12:30pm before we boarded our bus and there are 4 buses going to the same place. As we left the dock our tour guide talked about an anchor and I missed most of what she said so will get this ...