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Had an ok night, except for a spider crawling all over me,
but was till happy there was plentiful good strong coffee but the rest of the
breakfast pretty blah!
Got the 9.45, thankful the rain stopped for the 10 min walk
to the bus station, to Montevideo and changed for Carmelo. My plans for the
loading up on dollars were thwarted by a defective ATM but thankfully the ...
... 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 ...
... on-board wi-fi, but it still seemed that the scheduled times were overstated, and we were soon at the Tres Cruces bus depot, a few kms from the downtown area of Montevideo, the capital and by far the largest city in Uruguay, with a population of 1.3 million. We booked another COT bus to Punta del Este for 13.15 tomorrow, then organised a remis taxi to get us safely to the London Hotel. Via a roundabout route through a pretty grim-looking city, we ended up at ...
... 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 ...
... my lack of enjoyment for such things.
It was because those animals are expected to be there, locked up in a cruel fashion, lacking the will, the passion, the spirit to explore and be free. Subconsciously you know the whole concept of Zoo´s are wrong, yet society embraces it.
Strolling around the fish markets, nature once again has the power to excite my senses. Sending waves of happy endorphins to my brain. A massive Sea lion pounced out of the water, the smell of ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility