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... square in Carmelo had a couple of options, one of which worked.
Turns out the hostel does not exist where stated and most
hotels near the river, about 10 blocks from the Plaza. Had to go to the ferry
terminal to get decent info and a map and then settled on a nearby hotel after
exhausting 3 other, 2 of which were unmanned – 700 pesos and not nice!
... dry and typically the rain stopped. Amanda (the Aussie) very nicely has lent me some dry clothes for the day! Off we went again to find some food, we tried some churros which are a bit like a flat, crunchy doughnut. I had one with chocolate which was lovely. Later when we walked past the shop again the queue was huge and went up the whole block so they are obviously very popular here. To a Spanish restaurant we went and I tried some local fish (I ...
... br> Then the cop starts talking about “la multa”. After a bit of confusion, he shows Al la multa and it was the fine book. He wanted $USD100 for driving without headlights on. Al played dumb beautifully and somehow through broken Spanish and gesticulation he was let off. We found out later after speaking to Rodrigo that the cop was after some easy gringo money. Apparently the police get a 25% commission for each fine they write. Needless to say, ...
... br> was a short distance to the ferry compound. Here I waited in a matrix of queues as the sun lowered. I watched night set in and thought my Uruguayan experience was finally at an end. The queues in question (I would later find out), were to ‘check in’ and for boarding. None had been sign posted and it was now a bit of panic set in. I was in need of help! As the queues were spiralling in a ‘figure of eight’ pattern, it really was not clear where each began. ...
... Isreali´s; naming all the reindeer may have been a little bit too much information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clau s's_reindeer for more detail. Santa´s relation to Jesus was a particular point of contention. We are also both very glad we dont have to do military service but have benefited from it indirectly by recieveing many Isreali army handwarmers.
We depart for Montevideo tomorrow and Christmas.
Happy Christmas Eve.
Mondrian and ...