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Travel Blogs from Salto
Just across the river from Concordia, Salto is the second biggest city in Uruguay. That title may sound like a big deal, but in fact the place doesn't feel much bigger than it's Argentinian neighbor. The Spanish colonial architecture is still the theme and beef is just as ubiquitous.
We decided to splash out a few more dollars for a nicer place to stay just to switch it ...
I love Uruguay for the following reasons:
1. Selfishly, the language barrier was less stark. Paraguay was hard work, I really struggled with Guarani. Also, as we'd been in S.A. for a month, Katie was feeling much more comfortable with her Spanish.
2. People in Uruguay knew what to do with us. There were other people traveling, we were no longer an oddity.
3. The food is delicious and I can eat veggies without worrying so much about parasites.
... very hot). The plan was to also visit the nearby Aquapark but even in 24 degrees its not warm enough for Sophie (Wait til we get to Patagonia next week!) Wondered into Salto for the evening to try the local specialty – Chivito! A huge sandwich similar to the Argentinean Confiteria. Followed by the largest 'small' icecream. They don’t do light or healthy meals in South ...
... good stuff!
Quite a short blog today as after the last epic two weeks, Uruguay is a bit of quite and quaint spot! Back at the hotel we all jetted of to bed realising that once again we were up very early, about 5am in order to get the 6 bus down to Montevedeo!
Quite day, however pretty relaxing and probably exactly what was needed!!
Speak to you all soon!!!!
... up to and then pass the passports in to be cleared. The first window was to exit Uruguay and the next to enter Argentina. This would have been great, but we also had to export and import the vehicle and so had to go into the main office building. It was actually very quick here as well, all we had to do was hand in the paperwork to Uruguay. For Argentina now we are on their computer, all they had to do was put in our passport name and ...