Hotel Porto Bari
Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
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 ...
... I tend to be quite a grumpy old man until I have had at least three cups of the old Colombian bean. By ten in the morning I am bordering on approachable. Within the next 45 minutes after laboriously moving from hotel to hotel within the city centre,I found myself part of a group of 50 South American tourists from various countries in the continent and apart from two Aussie women, I was the only "gringo" on board and to add to that I was the only one who was not a day tripper as Punte ...
... at the airport, hoping we would be able to get our picture taken care of. But the guard at the entrance says we can’t ship from there; that we’ll have to take it to a DHL office back in town. He tells Jose, our driver, where the office is. Jose tells Juan Carlos that the way to that office is blocked, so we’ll be better off to find an office in Punta del Estes. So we head down the road.
The drive is very nice. Jose has a Chevrolet midsize car ...
... speakers everywhere you go and the residents hold fast to the “live and let live” principle of life.
Ironically, Uruguay has one of the highest percentages of gun owners in the world.
But no one’s shooting the sheriff, or the deputy. Punta people just get together and feel all right.
Sorry. Up next, I'm heading to to the colonial city of Cordoba and into the mountains of Central ...
... not only were the Paraguayan and German both checked, they were waiting for me! “How long did you stay in Uruguay? How long do you want to be in Argentina? Where do you come from?” were the operator’s questions. I answered all as briefly as I could. The operator than got out of her seat without so much as a word.
Meanwhile, both ladies asked what had happened. My answer was to shrug my shoulders as I was totally bemused. As it had been over a ...