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After the traditional trip to the bank ATMs to get more dollars we all go for a bike ride.
Our hotel has bike available for guests to use so off we go along the beach and the boardwalk. It was extremely windy which we have experienced everywhere in SA.
Lovely sunny day and Montevideo does not appear to have the local resources …
Can we get any US dollars, Banks open between 1- 5 pm so we wait. HSBC first stop and guess what cards not valid. They tell us to go to Santander or a National bank.
Thank goodness we get something so we go for lunch in celebration.
Bottle of C******nay and a salad latter we stagger back to the hotel.
New country today in the search of US $ as all bike shipping costs and flights need to be paid in U.S. We were unable to get any via normal means ie banks and ATMs we have come to Uruguay hoping to fair a bit better.
12.15 ferry then a coach to Montevideo. Toms second bus in 2 days. Crossing was good a couple of hours not too rocky …
... I stopped at one of the restaurants called El Copacabana to eat. I noticed they had pizza and vegetarian options which intrigued me. I decided to go with the Milanesa de Seitán to try the mock meat option. I could have pizza anywhere, but the first place in South America I've stumbled upon with mock meat, no way I was passing up a taste. Their appetizer was bread from Ciudad Vieja, which was a pretty awesome touch. It was definitely delicious, and luckily for me ...
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