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Travel Blogs from Piriapolis
... friend Disco so all round successful!
Next stop Colonia!
The Nitty Gritty:
Accommodation: El Viajero: The second of these chain of hostels we have stayed at. More or less the same setup as the last one but however with a bit more room. The doubles are really nice and good value the dorm is certainly more than acceptable, certainly for the price. There is a decent sized kitchen and living area and a pool table.
... along the coast included the following stops:
Colonia: Loved Uruguay's oldest town, but the weather was sub-par so we spent most of the time playing rummy. We did squeeze a few good runs in along the water, but because of the village's location next to the Rio del la Plate, the water appears as thought it's been flushed down from the world's largest porta-potty.
Punta Del Este. Now we're talking. The blue ocean water ...
... about our visit to Punta was that Craig thought that according to the guide books he was going to see beautiful women in bikini´s strolling around on the beach, when in fact, given it was midweek and out of season, all he got was old people and crinkly bums! Nae luck Craig!
The other things that Piriapolis brought was rain...all night long. Poor wee tent is soaked and has been put away for the last time this trip. Bye bye canvas, hello solid walls!
... 30seconds you got covered in sand.... which then proceeded to stick to the suntan cream we had just applied. Still it allowed me to try and catch up Dave´s reading effort. For those of you who hacen´t Charlotte Gray is a sublime book even if a little awark to explain what your reading to a German who asks. We cooked a very dissapointing tea, maybe even more so than corned beef hash.
Today we went to see the architectural ´nugget´ of Casa Pueblo. Accompanied ...
... the destination for up-scale South Americans. In fact, when the beach-front Hotel and Casino Argentino opened in 1930, it was, reportedly, the grandest hotel in South America. Piriapolis was created in 1890 by Francisco Piria and inspired by European sea-side resorts of the period. And while Piriapolis seems to ...