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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
... as hoping for a break in the clouds to see
the sunset from the point/beach/yacht club, back over the bridge on the river
bank south of town. There was a huge procession of cars heading that way too
and we were in for a treat – the cloud made it spectacular.
Back to the super for a beer and a stack of Stax for dinner –
at over £2 a pop I just have to stop!
... from clear, I'm not too sure what the cause of that is, but I guess it is the vibe that makes a beach town, and it certainly had that, even though it is still 20 degrees outside.
I didn't want to swim, so I went for a walk with jenny to see "el Mano en la arena" (the hand in the sand) which is an art statue of a hand coming out of the sand. It has become quite a historical landmark for punt del este. As you can imagine it is packed ...
... we decided to give it a miss and instead, found a gorgeous beach restaurant on the way home, which had only opened two days before. We were the only diners and so were treated like royalty and we had a delicious meal.
Yesterday, Mike declared he was fed-up with beaches so we headed in-land to a town called San Carlos. It was interesting to look at the countryside - lots of green pastures, scrubland and virtually no farming. ...
... Colonia Del Sacramento was our destination where cobbled streets, ice cream and a relaxed pace of life was just what was required after the epic scale of Buenos Aires. A single day was all that was required to explore the quaint character filled streets, boutique shops and as we left we only had one regret. The realisation you could rent golf buggies to get around town! A golf buggy and cobbles, ridiculous but surely guaranteed fun!
Our two hour bus to Montevideo was ...
... thing that stood out about Punte was their approach to marketing. I was walking along the main street one day and was amazed to see a way of advertising that was even more obtrusive and annoying than telemarketing. If you park your car in Punte, expect to not only find flyers under your wipers, but company bumper stickers stuck to your back windscreen! I’d hate to be the guy that came back to my car and found it looking like the one in the photo shown.