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... 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!
... was really nice.
We also drove through some very cool neighbourhoods, with me of course taking thousands of pictures!! Hah :)
We had the most famous ice cream in the country on the way back to the car and saw some seals at the port.
Made our way back and ended up arriving home late enough to enjoy some wine with ingrid before going to sleep.
There isn't much ...
... a relief that Shane and I weren't staying in this big resort town, which had luxury, high-rise apartments all along that shore but seemed to be a ghost town at this time of year. Presumably, the place springs to life in January when all Argentinians and Uruguayans take their summer break.
Ten minutes by bus further east along the coast is La Barra, a sleepy beach resort town. It comprised a few expensive cafes ...
... hotels, and a bus/ferry package back to BA comes to $US528, which we cop pretty sweet. The girl on the desk is competent and efficient, but still has to be corrected, as we were lined up for a pickup from the wrong hotel in the wrong town.
We were getting pretty close to departure, so checked in, went through the full airport security and immigration checks, and straight onto the ship through an airport style bridge. The ship looked pretty full, ...
Punta del Este is known as the Monte Carlo of Uruguay. The city reeks of wealth and is filled with beautiful people (who may or may not have visited some of Brazils famous cosmetic clinics). Getting into the city pretty late we went in search of some Uruguayan pesos and found ourselves in a very swanky casino totally under dressed, we didn't stay long.
We were wondering around the harbour crammed ...