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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
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 ...
... down and made the "artisan" and his family starve for another day.
I do have cause to celebrate though as today I found an "experience" that was unhurried,authentic,informative,well managed and presented professionally in a non pressurized environment.By the time I left I felt I could talk someone through the whole process myself and actually wanted to buy one or two of its products.
The drive out to Colinas de Garzon Olive Estate from Punte del Este is 45 ...
... little English, but was very friendly and helpful, and we had no trouble at all. When we got back to his office, he had a translator program up on his computer, and I had a translator on my iPhone, so we communicated well that way. A little paperwork, a quick checkout on the controls, and we were off.
The first place we went was back over to the mall near our hotel. We needed to see if we could find some stuff to package our picture for shipping. We walked around the ...
... town with cobbled streets sitting on the banks of the languid brown river. We spent 10 days in Uruguay, it's a tiny country so we had lots of little (but infrequent) bus journeys. Travelling first inland the weather got hotter and hotter (but with golden maize in he fields could quite easily have passed for the journey down to Cornwall...) and we just about manged to summon enough energy to visit the small towns of Fray Bentos (yes,corned beef and ...
... From the lack of backpackers and locals, to the racism incidents, made me think never to visit again. The hostels were not good and when comparing them to their high prices, they were appalling! (This is the only country where I do not have at least one of the local people’s contact details. For most of my time, Uruguayans were not around but the majority of those met, were unfriendly).
I never met the German traveller again sadly. Whilst I did look for her ...