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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 ...
... of the town. Nice views, ocean all around and cute little houses make Punta a good holiday destination.
Even though I found Uruguay to be very expensive.
As I wandered around the harbor, a local who was cutting fish started a conversation with me. Very friendly he seemed. Up to the point he asked me if I'm pregnant!
I answered my usual sentence: "no, I just am fat" (instantly regretting that ice cream I had before).
I was a bit hurt and didn't wanna ...
... hint to anyone looking for diving in South America: Google "buceo", the Spanish word for diving) and none of the phones seemed to be answered.
Upon getting to Uruguay we were finally able to get in touch with the only real dive operator (Punta Divers, located right near the bus terminal, (+598) 99171098). Unfortunately through my broken Spanish we were told that there would be no diving the next day because the winds would ...
... by Boat the paved road would end , so turned around after 50 km , and headed back into an strong headwind , met a group of Cyclist and we shared lead which made it a lot easier ,Drafting and relaxing until it was my turn again up front.
We made the 50 km despite the strong winds in about 2 hours.
Punta Del Este is very upscale and condos on the Beach are selling for more than USD 1 Mio.You can see Porsches and Range Rovers on the Road most of em with Argentinean Licence ...
... but we fill up on the French-fries side dish.
He is a retired marine biologist from Toronto, originally South African, has spent time in Micronesia and the Pacific, diving and collecting specimens. Recommends Papau as the best diving in the world, with which we concur. They are staying in a different 3-star, sounds more like a 1-star, so we give silent thanks to Buquebus for our nice room.
After, we walk down to the Plaza del ...