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After a couple of bus rides we arrived to the wonderful quiet town of Manantiales where we visited Soli and Anita, old friends of Lane from Aspen! We had a fantastic time there meeting great people, eating delicious food and stand-up paddling on the atlantic ocean (for me more "sit-down" paddling because of the big waves ;-) ) Also we were lucky that it was off-season, otherwise we would not have had the beach just for ...
... if I actually am fat. I know I gained a bit since traveling in south
america. But I'm not that bad, I thought. The thing is I can't do diets.
I love food and eating and chocolate. Since Chile and the people who
were with me on the pachamama bus, I'm addicted to ice cream. Even
though it's chilly we had ice cream. Sometimes twice a day. When I came
to Argentina, Buenos Aires especially, it got even worse. At McDonald's
and Burger King you get soft ice ...
... hint to anyone looking for diving in South America: Google "buceo", the Spanish word for diving) and none of the phones seemed to be answered.
Upon getting to Uruguay we were finally able to get in touch with the only real dive operator (Punta Divers, located right near the bus terminal, (+598) 99171098). Unfortunately through my broken Spanish we were told that there would be no diving the next day because the winds would ...
... by Boat the paved road would end , so turned around after 50 km , and headed back into an strong headwind , met a group of Cyclist and we shared lead which made it a lot easier ,Drafting and relaxing until it was my turn again up front.
We made the 50 km despite the strong winds in about 2 hours.
Punta Del Este is very upscale and condos on the Beach are selling for more than USD 1 Mio.You can see Porsches and Range Rovers on the Road most of em with Argentinean Licence ...
... hibiscus-like flowers, green parrots and a humming bird which was too quick for the camera. From here we proceeded to the market building, a lightweight antique steel-and-glass confection, now a major tourist trap of restaurants and souvenir stalls.
From here we cross the road to the security area of the port and navy (Armada), then criss-cross our original track back to Plaza Independencia, and our hotel, where we arrange for a taxi at 12, and check ...