Balmoral Plaza Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Non-smoking rooms
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We thought it'd be fun to collect some of our travel stats from our adventures through South America and list them all in one place for us to remember and anyone else who is interested to enjoy. Here they are! · Number of countries visited: 7 (In order: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay) · Number of border crossings made: 13 (between each of the above plus seven between Chile & Argentina and back into Argentina from Uruguay to fly out) · ...
... down a street away from Sarandí, so I decided to walk that way. It was kind of dead, but cool to walk through. I then stumbled upon Mercado Del Puerto, a pretty lively indoor market. It was interesting to walk through. However, since I already purchased my souvenir magnet earlier, I quickly walked through it and moved along. I then proceeded to take a different parallel street back to Sarandí and continued to walk down Sarandí to the waterfront.
Once I got to ...
... to people sign their national anthem accompanied by an orchestra. I don't know why, but it is quite emotional to be part of a crowd of people singing their anthem and showing their national pride. We also had the same experience in BA a few days ago, so this is anthem number two in a few days. But next the president of Uruguay makes an appearance and short speach, which is quite something, but at that point we didn't know it was him. We only found out the day after. And ...
... issue as Uruguay's market was supposed to be cool for use as a fish market, however it is not...hence it has been turned into an area full of Asado restaurants and other stores. Following the tour, we went to a cafe with others from the tour to try 'chivito', an Uruguayan specialty - essentially a delicious steak sandwich! Casey and I ventured to the top of the town hall for a fantastic view of the city, before heading back to the hostel.
The following day ...
... total ghost town still! The wind was blisteringly cold so eventually we decided to get a taxi back to our neighbourhood where we knew there were lots of restaurants, although most of these weren't open either. We ended up at Al Forno as it was the only place open, It was very posh! We were even served Caviar before our meals came which neither of us had tried before, it was ok but very salty. The food was good but as with 99% of restruants here, the food is cooked on a ...