Villa de Mar Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today we had a long ride in the tender to reach Punta del Este. It is a very clean, modern type city that appears to be very affluent and is obviously a timeshare/ holiday resort built on the Peninsular. A boardwalk surrounds the main area and is a lovely walk around the ...
... and ate there. Jeez Uruguay is expensive. The sun was starting to go down and apparently one of the best things to do in Punta is to go and watch the sunset form Casapueblo; and art gallery that also happens to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Uruguay. We walked to the bus station and caught a taxi up there and arrived just in time.
Our taxi driver turned off the car and waited for us, which was nice of him as there was no ...
... enough until you see their huge nests as big as a Tandoori oven - probably why they are called oven birds!
Tomorrow we catch the bus from Punta del Este at 8.30am to take us to Montevideo where we take the ferry to Buenos Airies - the BA, Big Apple. Can't wait! It will be an unusual and challenging Christmas; we are having lunch with our Spanish speaking Argentinian exchanger's parents! Next blog from there in a week or so.
... note that Punta Del Este is not actually the name of the city it is just the name of the suburb which sits out on the nice point (hence the name east point!) but is generally what the place is referred to.
After arriving at the bus terminal we walked the short distance to our hostel El Viajero. It almost seemed appropriate that given that this is almost the end if our journey (and this blog) that we past a sweet shop ...
(Caution this is brought to you by Gareth and may not meet the usual high standards, Karina has got behind tsk tsk)
With Christmas behind us and the huge celebratory BBQ still settling in our stomachs it was off to Uruguay and another passport stamp for New Year. Breaking with usual tradition, buses were out and a ferry was in. The 3hr trip gave us ample time to reminisce about childhood ferries to France and less glamourous but no less exciting crossings to Scotland. On ...