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... So we know we must be really lucky since we haven't had to use them. We took a guided bus tour around the town. When you stand in the middle of town, you can see the Atlantic Ocean on one end of the street and the Plate River on the other end. The beaches on the ocean side are beautiful with very fine sand. The beaches on the river side are quite rocky. There is surfing on the ocean side, waves not quite like those in Hawaii though. The locals ...
... around Uruguay because there are 30 pesos to the pound. So sometimes you are spending 1000 pesos and it feels like you are spending a fortune when in reality you are spending 33 quid.
Staying here for a day and then heading off to Buenos Aires to flirt with Tango and dodge the pick-pocketers.
All the best
... is between 9:30 AM and Noon.
Today Claudia (the doctor) left. I decided to walk along the beach. Nicolas (the owner) said it would be ok to walk in front of the properties. So I did. I took a few pictures of the neighbours homes. WOW. I wonder who lives in these homes? What do they do for a living? Are they happy?
I walked along the shoreline until I reached one of the beaches. There were hardly any people ...
... shops and some over priced restaurants (we are not far from the Sheraton). We will need to explore a bit to find the better places shop and eat. As far as I can tell from our first night here - the city never sleeps and this small street must be one of the busiest in BA. Our concierge has warned us to be careful at night walking around here.
Love from Jon and Virginia
PS - thank you all for the birthday wishes!
... Nothing says romance like clinging to the other person when your taxi driver is kidnapping you.
I would describe the scenery of Montevideo as a post communist country after the collapse of the Soviet Union. I actually love the photos that I took from here because they are taken on an automatic setting in full color, but they look black and white because the buildings in the city are all black, white, and gray! I ...