Conrad - Punta Del Este Resort & Casino
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... square in Carmelo had a couple of options, one of which worked.
Turns out the hostel does not exist where stated and most
hotels near the river, about 10 blocks from the Plaza. Had to go to the ferry
terminal to get decent info and a map and then settled on a nearby hotel after
exhausting 3 other, 2 of which were unmanned – 700 pesos and not nice!
... and ate there. Jeez Uruguay is expensive. The sun was starting to go down and apparently one of the best things to do in Punta is to go and watch the sunset form Casapueblo; and art gallery that also happens to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Uruguay. We walked to the bus station and caught a taxi up there and arrived just in time.
Our taxi driver turned off the car and waited for us, which was nice of him as there was no ...
... enough until you see their huge nests as big as a Tandoori oven - probably why they are called oven birds!
Tomorrow we catch the bus from Punta del Este at 8.30am to take us to Montevideo where we take the ferry to Buenos Airies - the BA, Big Apple. Can't wait! It will be an unusual and challenging Christmas; we are having lunch with our Spanish speaking Argentinian exchanger's parents! Next blog from there in a week or so.
... note that Punta Del Este is not actually the name of the city it is just the name of the suburb which sits out on the nice point (hence the name east point!) but is generally what the place is referred to.
After arriving at the bus terminal we walked the short distance to our hostel El Viajero. It almost seemed appropriate that given that this is almost the end if our journey (and this blog) that we past a sweet shop ...
... one thing here. Every man and his entire circle of friends was in the dock markets for a bbq with the atmosphere of a football match. Huge grills surrounded by flames held every cut of meat we could imagine with a range of vegetable sides. Pulling up a stool in front of the inferno was all part of the buzzing atmosphere, point at what looks good and settle up when you can eat no more. The party even managed to kick up a notch as a carnival style band and dancer appeared and ...