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Travel Blogs from Piriapolis
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 ...
So we woke up expecting to just go around the downtown area but we got an offer to go on a day trip to Punta del este which is on the coast.
We figured it was a decent idea and in the end we were happy that we went.
We started by driving down towards Piriapolis and stopped there for some pics and sightseeing, & made our way to punta del este for some lunch and seeing the ...
... cafe, printed out the form, I then had a very bad photo taken and the joy of joys - was having to find someone certify it all! It's bad enough going around asking people to certify things in Australia, but when you can't even explain what you want and what it's for, it gets tricky. We tried a pharmacy first, the ladies understood, but said that they weren't authorised to do it. Then we headed to the police station, where in broken Spanish I explained what I ...
... old machinery and junk. There are still plenty of vintage cars, some junk, some work-in-progress, others restored or in working order.
We cross a number of estuaries getting closer to Punta, and finally sight the sea just short of it. The standard of housing has increased dramatically, and when we climb to the Maldonado bus station through suburban streets, the housing, and in particular the lawns and gardens would match any flash Australian ...
... it was interesting, and free to boot.
at the hotel, the flight worry was found to have been resolved and we
enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon at the beach. Watching the sun go
down is always special experience, but to see the sun setting over
the sea at Piriapolis was spellbinding. AND we found the Parilla lit
as promised, so enjoyed another steak and a pretty good red wine,
though value-for-money well down on Argentina.