Travel Blogs from Piriapolis
... friend Disco so all round successful!
Next stop Colonia!
The Nitty Gritty:
Accommodation: El Viajero: The second of these chain of hostels we have stayed at. More or less the same setup as the last one but however with a bit more room. The doubles are really nice and good value the dorm is certainly more than acceptable, certainly for the price. There is a decent sized kitchen and living area and a pool table.
... detour, we figured let's go AGG (surfer lingo for get crazy) and head to Uruguay!
Here's the recap:
Due to inflation and recovery from a 2002 economic crisis, Uruguay is muy expensive. Everyone told us that ahead of time, but after living many years on both the east and left coasts, we assumed prices wouldn't shock us. A McDonald's value meal will run you about $20 U.S. and that's with only a MEDIUM Coke Zero. Crisis indeed.
... in Reception). Anyway, we settled for ann air-freshener spraying of the room and settled in for our longest stay – 4 nights. We actually hung up some clothes in the wardrobe and allowed ourselves the luxury of not setting the alarm.
Morning revealed the superb beach view we had from the bedroom window – sand pretty much as far as the eye could see. The Hotel Manager – Belkis – introduced herself to us and was somewhat surprised to find ...
... still had time to shower and change, before being seated at a lovely restaurant overlooking the bay, in perfect view for the magical sunset - a great way to end our day.
The next day we got up leisurely (it was still taking Ben the best part of half an hour to actually get out of bed, so "leisurely" was very much the only way…), and we were back at the bus station, this time to head to Punta del Diablo for a wee day trip. We ...
... up there. But no everything worked smoothly and I was soon sitting in the girls’ villa surrounded by the BA crew of JP, Tom, Jonno, James, Jen, Fran and a few others. We had just transported our social life from BA to Punta, brilliant. The Asado was great including the bubblegum beef, which was great to chew, not so easy to swallow or digest. We blamed Jen and Tom for buying **** beef as opposed to JP for not being able to barbeque it.
I crashed ...