Holiday Inn Montevideo
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... Vince & Karen just outside of the market and returned back to the ship with them as we’d planned to have dinner together – it was the light night for our regular Texas cash game so we both needed to be there. All went well at the cash game.
Buenos Aires is just a short, short distance from Montevideo so it’s basically slow-speed all the way to BA so that we arrive at 7:00 ...
... time and we saw a beautiful sunset over the river. Furthermore, Montevideo is a city of Ferias, street fairs and markets that take place on practically every day of the week at various locations throughout the city. These are great places to admire the hand crafts of local artists, buy fresh produce, and some of the best street food in the world. The largest of the ferias is Tristan Navarja, that felt like it covered 10 city blocks. Montevideo ...
... it. We were taken up to the very top of the favela from the other side, where you could see Christ the Redeemer and overlook Ipanema. Then they brought us to the side where most of the favela is situated so you can see Rocinha, and then the grand hotels and beaches of Sao Conrado in the distance. It was beautiful and a perfect way to finish off my visit to Rocinha!
After that, we took Jane's bags to Ipanema and had a wander around the Hippy Market there before finishing ...
... was packed as it was uruguays last game before the world cup with 65000 in attendance.
Now it was going to be interesting how i would make my way back as the buses are crazy crazy all over the place. I went for a random walk and found the 407 to plaza espana which stopped at Soriano which is where the hostel was at, i couldnt believe my luck as i just stumbled across it.
Made it home safely as i am here to tell the tale! Ha
... but, as we found with most things in Montevideo, very expensive. I had wanted to watch a football match at the stadium that hosted the first World Cup but One Direction were in town and the match was moved to a smaller ground. So obviously we went to an even smaller ground to see Montevideo Wanderers (2nd in the league) play Racing Montevideo. We were hoping for a feisty South American derby but it was actually pretty chilled ...