Gran Hotel Fray Bentos
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Possibly the words 'visit an old meat extraction plant' don't appear on many travel itineraries, but with Sam's fond memory of tinned meat-pie cuisine at university, it became a must-do on ours when we saw the name 'Fray Bentos' on the map of Uruguay!
The factory was opened in 1863 when the British beef barons moved in ...
... Whist or Rummy. The crew could not do enough for us and we only had to make a request and it was attended to immediately. We had not expected this level of attention, given that the vessel was carrying cargo worth around 60 million Euros. We had thought that the passengers would come quite low in the order of priorities, but it certainly did not feel like that. We were told to make ourselves at home and we had guided tours of all the ...
... bearing the same name. This tourist center is located in the very center of the Charrúa
country, equally distant from the borders of the national territory.
This privileged location provides intense commercial activities, as
Routes 5 and 14 go across this point.
With temperate weather and almost no temperature extremes, Durazno invites visitors to discover this place all through the year.
... like this for hours. I have managed to change my Chilean money to Argentinean and call my bank in the morning. In order to change the money I had to register with that institution and tell them my passport number !!! When I called my bank I was informed that my card hadn't been stopped at all. And then 5 minutes later it started to work again (a miracle) :) I left the city as soon as I could without turning my head back. My glasses ...
... February 7 and 8 - Giovanna and I headed to the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. Now as far as capital cities go this place is super mellow, all the people are layed backed to the point where they basically appear to sleep through life. One thing I really noticed here is how popular the drink mate (pronounced mar ta) is. This is basically a bitter but not at all unpleasant drink made from the leaves of the mate plant. The locals are ...