Terrazas de la Pedrera APT Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Pedrera
Had an ok night, except for a spider crawling all over me,
but was till happy there was plentiful good strong coffee but the rest of the
breakfast pretty blah!
Got the 9.45, thankful the rain stopped for the 10 min walk
to the bus station, to Montevideo and changed for Carmelo. My plans for the
loading up on dollars were thwarted by a defective ATM but thankfully the ...
So we woke up expecting to just go around the downtown area but we got an offer to go on a day trip to Punta del este which is on the coast.
We figured it was a decent idea and in the end we were happy that we went.
We started by driving down towards Piriapolis and stopped there for some pics and sightseeing, & made our way to punta del este for some lunch and seeing the ...
Everyone really wanted to rent a car, i wasnt too keen on the idea but it was 3 against one really. I didnt want anythig to do with the logistics of it, so i stayed inside while Jez, Joel and Jenny sorted it out. They rocked up in what was smaller than a mini cooper. Barely enough room for 4 people on their own, but throw in 4 backpacks and day bags and it was a real tight squeeze. After about 20 minutes we finally worked out how to tetris all of our **** ...
... and left us at the bus station.
And what now..?
I didn't know where the house the girls had rented was, so I had to call them, but I had no uruguayan pesos to so so! Luckily the woman from the shop at the station accepted me to pay
with dollars to buy a phone card. I tried to call but they wouldn't answer the phone, so I decided to go somewhere with internet and try to write them on facebook. Soon, they replayed and told me where to go.There ...
On day 2 we headed to Punta del Este... to quote Lonely Planet (our bible): "Tan it, wax it, buff it and stick it on the beach in Punta". That is until Ellie and I turn up!! After being told that Punta was renowned for being Miami-esque and a popular celebrity hangout, not to mention expensive, Ellie and I had our reservations, but were desperate to hit the beach nonetheless. After booking a last minute hostel, we were pleasantly surprised (for the second time) to find that it was ...