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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 ...
... and an English girl arrived and they had some drinks with us. At 2 ish we went to bed. Absolutely exhausted and stuffed full. The next day it was lovely to have a lie in. We gothic around 10.30 and then went to explore the town. The part we were staying in wasn't the centre of punta del este so it wasn't big high rise apartments which was much nicer. The houses were kind of American style with little front gardens. We walked from the river ...
The beaches are long and wide, with impressive private homes and luxurious apartments and condominiums across the highway. Hebert pointed out the mansion that George H. W. Bush rented for the family for holidays...an impressive compound. We had too brief a stop at the Ralli Museum, which features contemporary paintings and sculpture by living Latin-American artists. There are five Ralli museums around ...
... to get to an ATM and get back with 4000 Uruguayan pesos and are ready to pay. Reception girl calls the bus company to book us and they inform her there is no bus today.. It's only on Saturdays! 5 visits to the bus station and several re routing conversations later we now booked a bus to porto Alegre that leaves tonight and we will be there tomorrow morning at 8. Porto Alegre is in brazil so we can not use the 2000 pesos ...
... exchanges is as follows (no joke):
1680 - settled by Portuguese
1680 - conquered by Spanish
1681 - handed back to Portuguese via treaty
1705 - conquered again by the Spanish
1713 - returned to the Portuguese via another treaty
1762 - re-conquered again by the Spanish
1763 - handed back to the Portuguese again, via treaty
1777 - The Spanish came and...conquered...again...
1811 - Revolt overthrew the Spanish and installed a Confederate ...