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 ...
... named after one of Uruguay's famous sons Fransisco Piria who founded the place and was a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist,it is said that he was lucky with women and a shrine he put up honoring St Anthony soon became a mecca for single people looking for love. We drove up to the hill where the shrine was located which also commanded splendid views of the seaside town of Piriapolis. It seemed an odd place to go and visit really and although the view was pretty the shrine was ...
... next to a long pier out over the water, and had a nice deck our front where we could eat in the mild weather. The food was excellent, and we relaxed there for a while. Then we were off over to the other side of the peninsula to see “The Hand.” It’s a sculpture on the beach of a huge hand, but only the fingertips are protruding up out of the sand. It stops just below the first knuckle on the two middle fingers. It’s a popular spot for photos, and people ...
... saddled with a single strap. The gaucho then swiftly mounted the horse and the leash was released. The rider had to stay mounted for 10 seconds before being rescued by the stewards, most made it, some quite spectacularly and inelegantly dismounted.
The first journey took us through the night on unpaved but only slightly uncomfortable roads and we awoke to flat land and great stretches of nothing... as far as the eye could see. We passed ...
... alleged that Suárez had called Evra, ‘black’. “Tu es negro” - “You are black.” Following a kick on Evra from Suarez, the following occurred: the two players then become involved in a heated argument, in Spanish:
PE: F------ hell, why did you kick me?
LS: Because you’re black.
PE: Say it to me again, I’m going to kick you.
LS: I don’t speak to blacks.
PE: OK, now I think I’m ...