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... note that Punta Del Este is not actually the name of the city it is just the name of the suburb which sits out on the nice point (hence the name east point!) but is generally what the place is referred to.
After arriving at the bus terminal we walked the short distance to our hostel El Viajero. It almost seemed appropriate that given that this is almost the end if our journey (and this blog) that we past a sweet shop ...
... of age (for girls) and 14 (for boys) to 16 for both genders. Picture those notes flying through health class - Will you marry me? Check yes or no.
With only a week in this country approximately the size of Oklahoma, we didn't venture far from the coast. I can tell you that the short inland ride we took through the countryside resembled the Midwest: farms, livestock, roadside stands selling horse meat (one of Uruguay's main exports). ...
... was much better, and had a large outdoor area, with hammocks and a swimming pool. There was a sociable feel and some other English speaking people there, which was just what we had been hoping for.
Punta del Este was still fairly built up and developed, but it had a nicer feel to it, and lots of beaches. Unfortunately it was quite cold, as autumn is setting in and we had to satisfy ourselves with walking along the ...
... yo ´business woman´ started to say : "What the hell are you doing here in winter?" - well because you think I know maybe???
This woman really impressed me, she has an opinion on almost every topic, and at 60 yo, on top of having created this 20 dorm. space hostel last year, she still managing a construction company... (well don´t really know the size of it, but still!) - she is building houses as she said ;) - "and her ...
... a little more color.
Surrounded by motorcycles, weaving in and out of the two lane road, we headed south through barrios across the real people's end of Punta del Este, away from the shine of tourism. It was a great sight to see.
The back roads eventually led to highway and we were pointed back toward Montevideo.
Traveling south. Our final destination for the week awaits.