Montevideo Round Dos
Trip Start Oct 17, 2012
46Trip End Mar 27, 2013
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The hostel is in an old mansion and was once a truly magnificent building. Now as a hostel, it's a bit dingy and most definitely has an odor but it will do for the night. We are fortunate enough to once again get a multiple-bed dorm-style room all to ourselves making things a bit more comfortable. We spend a bit of time on the Internet and then pass out as it is pretty late.
The following day we have until mid afternoon to check out more of the city of Montevideo
We happen upon a huge cemetery that is simply stunning. A few interesting points here... The dead are buried in above ground tombs, with grand, ornate statues covering them or in a wall stacked alongside and on top of one another. You'll see this all around South America and in Europe, but I still think its interesting. Another point is that this cemetery was chalk full of people cleaning off their ancestor's graves
After our time in the cemetery we head back to the empanada shop to, unfortunately, find it still closed; so we grab some food elsewhere, para llevar, and get back to the hostel for our bags. To be noted we got a huge two person serving of ravioli and several empanadas of standard filling for under $10USD.
Back at the bus terminal we board a bus that takes us to Colonia de Sacramento, where we transfer to a ferry. We had hoped to spend a few hours in Colonia, as it is a major historical /tourist attraction. Years ago, it was a smuggler's port for several different countries and today, all of the buildings have stayed the same and the streets are original cobblestone. Supposedly very picturesque. Due to our bus delays we now have to skip Colonia and we say Ciao to Uruguay (South Americans say Ciao as opposed to Central Americans saying Adios).
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