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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
... square in Carmelo had a couple of options, one of which worked.
Turns out the hostel does not exist where stated and most
hotels near the river, about 10 blocks from the Plaza. Had to go to the ferry
terminal to get decent info and a map and then settled on a nearby hotel after
exhausting 3 other, 2 of which were unmanned – 700 pesos and not nice!
... along the coast included the following stops:
Colonia: Loved Uruguay's oldest town, but the weather was sub-par so we spent most of the time playing rummy. We did squeeze a few good runs in along the water, but because of the village's location next to the Rio del la Plate, the water appears as thought it's been flushed down from the world's largest porta-potty.
Punta Del Este. Now we're talking. The blue ocean water ...
... known for its exclusive shops and restaurants.
By the beginning of the 19th century, political South America has been largely defined, yet the rarified peninsula of Punta del Este was little more than a semi-arid expanse, the sole domain of a few local fishermen. Flashing neon lights and sleek high rise condominiums make it hard to believe it arose from such humble beginnings.
We had left Montevideo around 23:00 and we arrived in ...
... br> Jaclyn:
I had heard of this tiny little paradise that used to be used by pirates trafficking goods into Uruguay, from a friend we met in Montevideo. The island of Gorriti had a glorious beach, with fine yellow sand, palm trees and cool blue water. The island was not as busy as bikini beach and the bikini’s here were much greater in size. So I packed us a picnic lunch and tanned and buffed my mosquito ridden body and plonked it on the beach ...
... the taxi company. She indicated Nicolas booked it last night and she didn't know the details but she would look into it.
She came back out and said she woke Nicolas up and he was getting dressed and would take me to the bus terminal. Shen mentioned he is a good boss and that he is very responsible with the guests.
Oh, I felt really bad for waking him up but what was I to do? Nicolas appeared, we hopped into his car ...