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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
... as hoping for a break in the clouds to see
the sunset from the point/beach/yacht club, back over the bridge on the river
bank south of town. There was a huge procession of cars heading that way too
and we were in for a treat – the cloud made it spectacular.
Back to the super for a beer and a stack of Stax for dinner –
at over £2 a pop I just have to stop!
... making it the place to be. We caught the tail end of the high season, so the concerts and some of the clubs had already shut down, but it was still crowded.
Some advance researched had turned up some good potential diving, the highlight being an island that housed a sea lion colony of 50,000+ sea lions. Unfortunately it was hard to get in touch with any dive operators, and hard to find any since the websites were all ...
... Brazil helped the Portuguese return and take over...again...
1822 - Brazil declares independence and claims ownership
1828 - Cisplatine War between Argentina and Brazil somehow ended in both sides losing, and Uruguay gaining independence.
UNESCO now protects the site, and the old town was quite beautiful to stroll around. Not sure if we were imagining things, but people across the bay here also seemed a lot more friendly than back in BA.
On Monday morning we went to the bus station in Colonia and purchased our tickets to Montevideo. We just missed one bus so we had to wait an hour. No problem – there was a café right in the terminal to have coffee at.
The bus ride to Montevideo took just over 2.5 hours. I can't say that I saw much of the scenery as the motion and heat of the bus I slept the entire time. Once in Montevideo, we found the ticket desk ...
... covered with bed sheets. There were only two lockers in the room and I made sure to get one. My choice was made easy as the other one could not lock; it had been broken into. With thoughts of eleven days ago still fresh in my mind, I gulped a deep breath.
As I was finishing putting everything away, I met two of my room mates, who were strangely in suits. One was from South America, while the other was a German. After introductions and brief small talk, a question was thrown out ...