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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Mediterraneo Montevideo
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... to see more of Montevideo's highlights compared to the walking tour, although we didn't learn much about the history of the country.
Following this we walked around the old town in search of a national history museum which was unfortunately all in Spanish and although my Spanish was at a moderate level at this stage, there was no way I was understanding much of what was going on.
In the afternoon we bumped into a local tour ...
... reigns supreme. Uruguay is home to the original FIFA stadium, built partially underground and seating 200,000 people. They have won the World Cup three times, and are very proud of this accomplishment.
Independence Square is the downtown gathering spot, surrounded by beautiful stately buildings. Montevideo just seems so civilized, its people so content, we should take lessons from the Uruguayans! Like I said, it was a joy to discover this hidden ...
... issue as Uruguay's market was supposed to be cool for use as a fish market, however it is not...hence it has been turned into an area full of Asado restaurants and other stores. Following the tour, we went to a cafe with others from the tour to try 'chivito', an Uruguayan specialty - essentially a delicious steak sandwich! Casey and I ventured to the top of the town hall for a fantastic view of the city, before heading back to the hostel.
The following day ...
... and I tried to capture in quick sketches the steeples. Although the downside of looking up is the inevitable danger of stepping into dog poo, transporting me right back to the present day. Travelling allows you to experience what guide books, tv programs and other peoples photographs don't, it allows you to question your surroundings, what seems normal may seem strange to you, the visitor. Everyone drinks mate in Uruguay, it's a ...
... Uruguay, a completely cosmopolitan capital city, but one to which we had never given much thought, so had absolutely no expectations.
The day came to an end with another microwaved meal consisting of flat bread pizzas and soup, along with salad, but not before Carla, one of the B & B's hosts, and I spent the early evening singing together to both Lauren Hill's and Roberta Flack's versions of her favorite song, "Killing me Softly." Strange, but ...