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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
... is more cafeteria than restaurant but still good. Gab has Salmon while I have whatever the fish of the day was along with far too much from the salad bar - but surely too much salad is good for you right?.
After lunch we walk around the coast and around the beach a bit more before heading back to the hostel to relax for a little while. Before we know it it is time to go to the bus station. It is very sad to once again be farewell ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... impression of the beach was horrible: it
smelled like fish, it was crowded and there was a road just next to the
On our second day we discovered a mediocre beach by accident.
We just entered a random bus and ended up there. The beach we
discovered today, though, is really nice. It fullfills our expectations:
clear water, the sound of the waves and ...
... but was definitely more for now Happy Again Girlfriend (HAG - Funny, I honestly didn’t mean for it to spell that!) and we set back off in search for our bus. I wasn’t able to get us a bus, but I actually did one better. The inbuilt sense of direction that was mentioned earlier managed to get us to a town just down the road, from which we caught a taxi! The perfect way to finish off a big day… Express with no stops back to Punte del Esta! ...