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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
Last day in BA we dropped off a suitcase at S & S and took our last look at San Telmo markets where we discovered a little warehouse around the corner which had some interesting shops. I was after old locks - I found one for 250 pesos (65 $aus) Iron about 90 years old with key - V found mate cups for a good price.
We took a trip to Uruguay to Punta del Este, a beautiful beach town in Uruguay. I had delicious fish called merluza negra--- think this is Chilean Sea Bass at Cafe del Torre. Hilarious that since I was one of the first four tables there I got 40% off, realize that I got there at 8:45pm, which is very early by standards here. The Barrancas hotel …
... was really nice.
We also drove through some very cool neighbourhoods, with me of course taking thousands of pictures!! Hah :)
We had the most famous ice cream in the country on the way back to the car and saw some seals at the port.
Made our way back and ended up arriving home late enough to enjoy some wine with ingrid before going to sleep.
There isn't much ...
... own property here.
We got to one area where the beach was entirely built out of broken black mussel shells, which made walking on it bare foot a bit of a hassle. There was a small shrine at the end of this patch of "beach". We decided to head back to our little beach patch, and jenny went for a swim with Joel and Jez, but it was too cold for me.
Lunch was calling so we found this cute little restaurant down the street from ...
... discovered 20th Street in Punta del Este - every designer name I have ever heard of and lots more! There's money here. Taxing afternoon on the beach.
We have been woken every morning very early by screeching birds and now we know what they are, Barbara. The real culprits are the Southern Lapwings who strut up and down the avenue on their long legs as if they own the place. Also joining the fracas are the Rufous Horneros who ...