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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 ...
... soul and was completely deserted. The only pretty part of town is the Ciudad Vieja, but it only extends a few blocks & the only company we had there were street dogs. I'm sure the locals have a reason they go back year after year, but it needs some ...
... blackberry constantly.
Anyways, I made my way down to the fireplace, had some tea and tried to catch up on some blog entries as I am so behind. I clearly was procrastinating from packing.
I will be leaving tomorrow on the bus at 8:30 AM so will need to be up fairly early. Breakfast is at 7:30 AM. The owner indicated he pre-booked a taxi for me for 8:00 AM so everything is under control.. . . or so I thought . . .
... the airport and took a 2 hr bus ride for about $8 CDN to Punta del Este. It was pouring rain the entire time. Once I got to Punta del Este I went to the cab pick-up point. A cab driver asked me if I needed a ride. I gave him the address of the B & B in La Barra and asked him if he knew it and how much. He said he knew the area and he couldn't confirm the price as it would depend on the meter, but it would likely be about $25 US.
So, I ...
... developed into tourist traps, with exit to the Rio de la Plata through a narrow opening with an attractive control centre. The ferry wound up to speed on a long marked approach channel, and we took photos of the receding Buenos Aires skyline, and the massive brown wake left by the propulsion water jets. There were a few yachts out sailing in pleasant conditions on the cafe-au-lait river, which is about 50 km wide here, but still brown, and probably fresh, if ...
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