Holiday Inn Montevideo
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... 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 ...
... turned his head around (who cares about the street right?) to tell me he is one of the best friends of Marcelo Zalayeta (ex-Juventus players from Uruguay). To convince me about that he said that Zalayeta call his (Claudio’s) mom “mama”. Ah, ok! Now I believe him 100%!
What a taxi ride, what a story and… what a price! The double of what I was expecting. I tried to negotiate a bit but Zalayeta’s story and his famous “mama” has a price. ...
... you look streetwise they will leave you alone. If you are a woman traveling on your own,the same rules apply but make sure the area you intend to go to has some life in it, I would caution evan the hardiest of women or men to think twice about walking into a dodgy area where nobody is about!
I walk toward the port via some derelict houses daubed in graffiti,some of it deserving to be called art,one wall I take note of is entirely dedicated to a ...
... Jill and David (is everyone called Jill?) who live in Bruges. Extraordinary to learn that Jill when young went to the same school as one of Gray’s Old Merchant Taylor chums and knows several others. Coincidentally also knows the Apthorps (founders of Bejams), including Brian Gray’s doctor in HK. Too bizarre and such a weeny world!!!
We had pushed on through though the night and the next day, around midday, had docked ...
... them pretty good; some cute shops with antiques and handicrafts; and quite a few good places to eat: in particular, the restaurant attached to my hostel (La Fonda), one on the corner near my hostel (Soul), and the market in the old town which is full of parrillas (BBQ meat grill shops). So that is how I spent my days: eating and walking a lot around town.
The nights were mostly spent attending the Carnival events that were on at ...