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Travel Blogs from Cabo Polonio
We started our brief tour of Uruguay with a visit to Punta Del Este. Montevideans flock here in the summer, they leave the high rise apartments of Montevideo to come to the high righ apartments of Punte del Este. Talk about a busman's holiday! We didn't hang around long here, we were headed up to Pedera for a week's R&R on the coast. Trouble …
... 30 minutes for this huge 4x4 to take down the road about 7km into town. Cabo polonio is this colourful little hippy town full of hostels and colourful buildings and flags, the la boca of Uruguay but way cooler. The town situated on the southern coast a Uruguay on the tip of a peninsula with great surf and absolutely no electricity or cars, meaning the only way to get in is to walk or take the 4x4.
As we got off the 4x4 we were greeted by a ...
... at the door.
“Buenos dias senor,bienviendo Gudia del Monte.”
His wood brown knotted face wrinkled in every direction of the sun appears not to move as he says this ,only the twitching of his handsome white moustache which is trimmed like a privet hedge indicates that he is speaking.
“Buenos dias senor,desculpe,hablas no Espanol,” my standard answer.
He takes me into the living area of the Estancia and the first thing I noticed ...
... become a very red face indeed, as I had a genuinely embarassing run-in with the law in Uruguay. Admittedly there are not many scenarios involving me and the South American fuzz which would raise my status from unemployed former accountant to nefarious international gangster. In fact, most scenarios involving a middle class Brit and the South American fuzz tend to also involve rubber gloves, a flashlight and some lube. However, this was pretty shameful. We'd been in ...
... confusion of finding the right stop and having to disembark in a hurry proved too much to also remember the kindle in the seat pocket.
In light of this, the 'lost list' stands as follows:
1 x headtorch (unknown)
1 x travel pillow (back of jeep, Uyuni)
1 x camera (unknown) - Sar's compact, not the beast
1 x sunglasses (bus, Uruguay)
1 x kindle (bus #2, Uruguay)
1 x flowery dress (unknown)
1 x ...