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Travel Blogs from Montevideo
Tittelen til tross så er dette dessverre ikke et innlegg om hele Uruguay, men bare om to av byene i landet. Uruguay er ikke stort men det er nok litt mer her enn jeg rakk å se på 7 dager. Jeg hadde alle intensjoner om å se mer og tilbringe mer tid, men ting skjedde slik at jeg tilbragte mer tid enn beregnet i Argentina og jeg måtte til New York …
Two and a half hours by bus from Colonia through fertile, well farmed, and attractive countryside to Montevideo. You have the impression that the people have a decent standard of living here. Then, an easy (even with rucksacks) bus ride from the terminal into town to "our reserved hotel" ... ... Being the New Year, we were worried about finding the …
... a nice small city, much calmer than Buenos Aires but still interesting enough to occupy us for a day.
In the evening, we sampled a famous Uruguyan chivito, which is steak topped with ham topped with proscuitto topped with mozarella topped with fried egg. Basically, really healthy and extremely good for you. Especially if it comes with a huge plate of fries and you wash it down with a litre of beer. Highly recommended!
In my last blog I told you that we had to wait 12 hours in the bus on our way to Mendoza Argentina due to landslides along the road. We finally got into Mendoza at 8pm. Luckily it is summer here and therefore it doesn't get dark until about 9:15pm. We walked from the bus terminal to the city center to find a hostel. I had looked at a few hostels online before we left La Serena in an effort to make a reservation, so that the same problem we had in San Pedro ...
... and at 16:00 I met up with Santiago a gentle lad who was kind enough to spend whole evening of Saturday showing me around the city. Seeing I wrote to him in English he was as shocked of my Spanish as I was at the fact that Cory spoke perfect Spanish, something I would have never guessed. Within minutes we were on a public bus heading towards the old city of Montevideo, and Santiago, sitting right besides me was already on top of it all. Anecdotes, stories, pieces of ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed