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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 ...
... were doing an asado and if we went to buy some meat then we should join in. It was 9.30 so we went to the shop quickly before it closed. We then had an amazing asado. The meat here is even better than in Argentina. We had beers and chatted while Marcelo cooked the asado to perfection. There were a Brazilian couple staying there who were lovely and a girl from Argentina. We all had some good chats and a really nice meal. After our meal ...
... Salvador Dali, and Botero, the Columbian sculptor and painter famous for his chubby figures.
The famous Casa Pueblo, once home of a famous Uruguayan artist, took 36 years to complete. Today it's a surreal looking museum and hotel, clad in white stucco, with many cupolas and towers overlooking the sea.
We couldn't finish our time in Uruguay without visiting a winery, so Hebert made an appointment for ...
... have left in cash and we will still be far from São Paulo. There are plenty of cambios ( exchange services) but converting Uruguayan pesos to Brazilian reals is a killer sucky deal! I guess we will have a nice lunch and then exchange the rest:) Worst case scenario there is a casino around the corner... Hrm.. Maybe I can double the amount!! Haha nah! Sensible as always I will exchange the money:) Adios Uruguay y Oi ...
... Brazil helped the Portuguese return and take over...again...
1822 - Brazil declares independence and claims ownership
1828 - Cisplatine War between Argentina and Brazil somehow ended in both sides losing, and Uruguay gaining independence.
UNESCO now protects the site, and the old town was quite beautiful to stroll around. Not sure if we were imagining things, but people across the bay here also seemed a lot more friendly than back in BA.