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... say about today really apart from watching useche attempt rock climbing (which he was very decent at) & checking out the waves along the coast to doing some rock climbing of our own (much smaller though) haha, the photos will tell you the story.
By this stage of the trip Uruguay had exceeded all my expectations and we were blown away by the generosity of the locals and our new friends.
... 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 ...
... on-board wi-fi, but it still seemed that the scheduled times were overstated, and we were soon at the Tres Cruces bus depot, a few kms from the downtown area of Montevideo, the capital and by far the largest city in Uruguay, with a population of 1.3 million. We booked another COT bus to Punta del Este for 13.15 tomorrow, then organised a remis taxi to get us safely to the London Hotel. Via a roundabout route through a pretty grim-looking city, we ended up at ...
... 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 ...
Capital - Montevideo
Population - population 3.3 million
Famous for - Winning the first world cup & beach resorts
Currency -Uruguayn peso
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