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Had an ok night, except for a spider crawling all over me,
but was till happy there was plentiful good strong coffee but the rest of the
breakfast pretty blah!
Got the 9.45, thankful the rain stopped for the 10 min walk
to the bus station, to Montevideo and changed for Carmelo. My plans for the
loading up on dollars were thwarted by a defective ATM but thankfully the ...
... on a dead vulture which was inevitable given how many there were in the pen. Although they were probably pretty full, we fed them some bananas before moving on
Lonely planet needs an update because in the next enclosures there was 2 enormous, beautiful, healthy jaguars which mesmerised us. They weren't doin much, it must have been sleep time but it didnt stop us from watching them for 20 minutes or so.Around the corner was a puma passing back and forth along ...
... the shoreline right around the peninsular, mainly on cobbled streets, past a park with a historic soap factory, from the time when there was a lot of beef produced locally, the yacht club with a collection of old and new yachts and motor boats, and along the waterfront malecon around the point, getting some good photos of historic houses, old motor cars, locals fishing off the rocks, and the light house, getting back to the bus station pretty beat, but in ...
... the Carnaval here. We were also lucky enough to witness at first hand part of a practice run for the 2011 event in the city centre that evening, with incredibly colourful costumes, headgear, facepaint obligatory and the hypnotic beat of mass-drumming from the various community dance troupes taking part in the procession.
After Montevideo we took the bus further east along the coast road to sample ...
... most prized catch and when thrown back in the water make a nice snack for the seals passing by!
There are also some institutions not to be missed such as the infamous Moby Dick Pub where I spent the later part of an evening with a very cool guy I met in the 1949 Bar – Vasco, a medical student from Portugal – excellent night! Not far away and conveniently located at the end of my street is the Chiviteria Marcos.
Chivitos are the local version of the ...