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... square in Carmelo had a couple of options, one of which worked.
Turns out the hostel does not exist where stated and most
hotels near the river, about 10 blocks from the Plaza. Had to go to the ferry
terminal to get decent info and a map and then settled on a nearby hotel after
exhausting 3 other, 2 of which were unmanned – 700 pesos and not nice!
... high. We found a non-diving boat that said they were doing the tirp and we could simply swim (they didn't have dive gear). In typical South American fashion however, they called our hotel the next morning to tell us they, too, were cancelling due to wind.
Despite not being able to swim with sea lions, our trip to Punta was not a total waste. We enjoyed some delicious Uruguayan steak at Los Caracoles (means "snails" in Spanish, ...
... dorm with in Montevideo also stayed at our hostel here in Punta Del Este so one night we shared a bottle of Malibu 3 ways and played card games until we ended up making up our own geography quiz. Ever heard of a country called Vanuatu?? Anyway.. The capital is Port Vila! Well the saying is you learn something new everyday.. Indeed! The also make dulce de leche here in the area. It's a toffee spread that they have ...
... It reminded me a lot of Canberra: it'll never be a tourist mecca, but it is was a pleasant place to be.
Unfortunately the jaunt ended with a major brain-**** on our behalf. We had happily found flights from Punt Del Este which would return us to BA in 40 minutes, for the same price as the 10hr combined bus/ferry expedition we would have needed to return home. But we had overlooked the "Reciprocity fee" that Argentina inflicts upon Australians and North Americas. ...
... of Tuesday we spent exploring the town, walking along the water and trying to find restaurants that were open. Monday night, we walked 90 minutes to find an open restaurant! We had found a place online and walked 40 minutes to it, but it was closed. We then had to walk back and to the other side of town. We found a place that was open and had very expensive chivitos. Based on last night’s adventure, we ate close to our hostel ...