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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 ...
... 1. And it's huge too. So how
am I supposed to say no to that cheap, yummy ice cream? Another factor
is that since I quit smoking 4 weeks ago, I do eat a little more than I
used to. And the lack of movement and exercise helps expending my body
At least I still fit my clothes.
Other then anything I've written down already I haven't done anything else. I actually haven't even met any people. The hostel was so boring and no one was around.
... Montevideo yesterday, has driven over to Punta early in the morning to meet us at the pier at 9 AM. Our first stop was close by at a fish market on the water, to visit the seals hanging around to enjoy the treats that the fish sellers threw to them as they cleaned the fish. Next stop was at the beach to admire Punta's best known landmark, the fingers of a giant hand, poking up out of the sand, by Chilean artist ...
... but mainly on bread. It's very nice on toast! This place is also famous for La Mano de punta del este (hand) which is a monster sized hand emerging from the sands of playa Brava. We want to go to São Paulo, brazil from here and when we checked with the girl at the hostel reception, she informed there was a direct bus that would leave today... Perfect!! She tells us we can only pay in cash so we go to the ...
Fred, Armando and I were a bit disenchanted with BA, so the boys took a two day study break and we decided on a quick trip over to Uruguay. The trip over the Rio de la Plata takes only an hour or so on the ferry, and docks in a place called Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia is Uruguay's oldest town, and it's position across the bay from (Spanish occupied) BA has led to a fascinating history. Settled in 1680 it has changed hands more often than the Webb Ellis trophy!! A ...