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Beachlivet i Punta del Este og dets herligheter har gitt oss godt med energipåfyll, og vi setter kursen videre mot Argentina. På veien dit tar vi en weekendstopp i Montevieo igjen, det kom oss nemlig for øret at denne fredagen er det en av de største Carnavalparadene, kun med Candombetrommer og dans, dette ville vi ha med oss!
Og mange andre …
Montevideo is kind of nasty...Rita had read that it was a hidden gem in South America...kind of cultured like Buenos Aires and clean like Santiago....it turned out to be neither really....so we decided to try to get back to Santiago instead. OK, our return trip was scheduled to connect in Santiago, so we looked at changing the schedule to include …
... Uruguayan pesos.
The grasslands of Uruguay extend into the Northern third of Argentina which make up the worlds great grasslands called the Pampas known for the lush grasslands for cattle and growing fields for grains and cearels.
We drove around the city which was great so we could get our bearings for our own tour tomorrow.
The Theatro Solis (the opera house has the same reputation as La Scala in Milan) was built in 1859.
We then drove ...
... but I can stand that as I am sending it back to the USA by air freight as soon as I can make the arrangements.
I am happy to have finished this 11,400 mile journey, glad I did it, and am now anxious to get back to Arlington and see my family before they freeze.
If you all can stand it I may think some deep thoughts and write a postscript about the trip a little later ...
... although Uruguay is close and within sight from BA across the coast,
it is one hour ahead.
Montivideo is a contrast to BA, being both smaller, roomier and less frantic. Most
buildings have moss on them to a lesser or greater degree, suggesting the climate is
much damper this side of the Plate.
I don't think that we are seeing the city as its best under the blanket of grey
cloud and perhaps will return ...