Hotel Del Lago Golf & Art Resort
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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 ...
... turn before I got a taxi. But there were another 50 people behind me waiting patiently for their turn.
I hopped in a cab and off to the Recoleta district I went. A $20 ARS ($6 CDN) cab fare. I love it!!! I met my landlord Alejandro at the apartment. We went over a few details and I paid him with my US cash for the apartment for two weeks. I felt like a drug dealer counting out my $100 bills.
I went to the grocery ...
... Actually V always introduces us and explains that I am Australian who can't speak Spanish (so as not to embarrass me in case they address me) - so then they hold long rapid private conversations occasionally looking or pointing at me and laughing or smiling knowingly (not that I'm paranoid!)
Again it seemed like a very exclusive place for the very rich and famous.
So from there, we dropped into the golf club over ...
... fees that I am being charged for taking out small amounts of money. There is nothing I can do about it so there is no point getting angry over it. It is what it is.
Claudia and I spent the day walking around town and the port and I ended up doing some shopping. I think Claudia spoke to my mom because she appears to have the same philosophy as my mom. That is.... "You have to buy it...it is so unique...any you won't find anything like it back ...