Dunas del Este
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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!
... whih occupied enough of our time before we turned around and saw 2 baby puma cubs being groomed by their mother. We spent about 30 minutes adoring them and realized how dark it was getting. We zoomed through the other half of the place but missed a lot of the enclosures because the place was closing so we decided to come back again tomorrow because it was so cool. Being a research centre and not really a zoo, the enclosures were all decent size and all of the ...
... for our bus, getting a drink at the cafe and using the provided free wi-fi at the bus station.
The bus station system seemed pretty efficient, as we had our bus number, the seat allocation, and the probable quay, but there was no-one to tell us if it was the right bus, or not. We sort of worked it out, conferring with a Canadian couple also going to Montevideo, and got on. Our tickets were not inspected till well into the trip, but it appeared we ...
... Uruguay's extensive 300km coast of unspoilt, beautiful sandy beach for a few days relaxation. Piriapolis is a picturesque resort, lying in an area resembling the South of France with high sand dunes, pine forests bordering the beach (although we were baffled as to where the local trend for thatched roofs came from.... answers on a postcard please). We were greeted by cloudless blue skies, empty sandy beaches ...
... using proper strips of beef and a wide variety of toppings. One of the most popular version is called 'canadiense’ – the Canadian!!! It includes lettuce, tomato, bacon, ham, cheese and of course some french fries – what a combo.
All in all a good chilled-out week, but no doubt I would like to return in the high season to see the Punta that the Uruguayans rave about! Off to Montevideo but first a day’s trip up the East coast in my next entry.