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Uruguay: second smallest country in South America,
Population: 3.3 million
The name Uruguay actually means "River of the colorful birds"
That's it with the Geography lesson.
We arrived good in Montevideo/Uruguay, rented a car and drove to Punta del Este. Punta claims to be the Monte Carlo of South America, which is not …
... cafeteria than restaurant but the fish was better than what we had the previous night at Vizarón. They have a salad bar (cost per 100 grams was something like 100 pesos) of which I had far too much of.
Cost: We had fish (one was 280 pesos the other 330) about 400 grams of salad and a beer and total was about 1100 pesos
Guappa: a nice little setup. Food came quickly and was good. Cant say too much more really
Cost: 610 pesos for ...
... along the coast included the following stops:
Colonia: Loved Uruguay's oldest town, but the weather was sub-par so we spent most of the time playing rummy. We did squeeze a few good runs in along the water, but because of the village's location next to the Rio del la Plate, the water appears as thought it's been flushed down from the world's largest porta-potty.
Punta Del Este. Now we're talking. The blue ocean water ...
... At the petrol station we discovered this was where we had to buy tickets as they werent doing them on the door. Then the bad news, we would have to walk another twenty minutes up the road to get to the entrance! Off we set, regretting our choice of flip flops. When we made it to the entrance we decided to sit outside and drink our drinks, used as we were to the Western style of concert with constant security checks. On the door there was a mere cursory glance at the tickets and ...
... here. The sun was scorching and the sand felt like we were walking on hot coals! The beach was packed with holidaymakers and lots of people were in the sea, bodyboarding and jumping the waves which are high and fast! After a spot of sunbathing we went to the sea to cool off, and the cold Atlantic Ocean was extremely refreshing. We spent some time jumping waves and testing out my new waterproof digital camera. We sunbathed some more before some ...