Regency Suites Hotel-Montevideo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... of Uruguayan independence, and his huge statue tops the eerie underground mausoleum, permanently guarded by two soldiers.
We ramped up the excitement for the imminent World Cup by visiting Estadio Centenario, venue of the first final in 1930, played between Uruguay and Argentina before a crowd of 93,000, won by Uruguay 4-2. The stadium was built in a record time of 9 months by an immigrant workforce - puts Brazil 2014 to shame! The stadium ...
... of handicraft markets on the way home, which cheered me (but not Mr H) up no end.
We decided to cook for ourselves that evening, no mean feat given our hostel's rather grubby and ill-equipped kitchen. We made a pasta dish with the only non-rotting vegetables we could find in the corner shop - some sweetcorn, two tomatoes and a leek and a packet of powdered pasta sauce, which, despite my best efforts, tasted terrible. (Mr H: I said "not bad".)
... the caramel was cold and jelly like and just did not taste nice. After spending something close to 2 hours for lunch - we headed off again, this time to the congress (?) building? This building was simply breathtaking. The architecture, the pillars, the statues and the enormity of the whole thing was just wow! We only stopped for a short while and then made our from within the city to the surrounding neighbourhood. Then we went along the coast which ...
... new shops all the time. I spent a while trying to decide whether we really needed some sweets or not until Andy kindly pointed out to me that I was actually examining a display of condoms. I took that as a sign that we probably didn't really need any sweets.
The next day we woke up to torrential rains and storms. The worst weather that Uruguay had had in 15 years apparently, would you believe it? Yes, we did believe it, it seems to keep raining wherever we turn ...
... Argentinian football vest and purple bandana combo, meant that there wasn't a person we passed who didn't stare, point and giggle. The only people who didn't have a gawp were the stoners sat around a garden surrounding a fountain, dotted with creepy plastic elves, flamingoes and flowers. One sight we wanted to visit was the neoclassical 'Teatro Solis', one of 15 theatres in Montevideo. We were a bit late for our tour joining Barbara, the solitary attendee and Hernan, our guide. It ...