Trip Start Dec 02, 2007
55Trip End Sep 01, 2008
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Montevideo is a small, laid back city. Consequently there is not much to do except for enjoy the cafe culture, people watch and look around the flea markets. One big [by Uruguayan standards] tourist attraction is the Mausoleo Artigas, an underground mausoleum where the remains of Jose Artigas are guarded round the clock It was, as promised by the Lonely Planet, somewhat eerie
Montevideo's other big draw is the Mercado del Puerto. The port market is not dissimilar to Borough market in style, but as opposed to an array of different cuisines meat is the name of the game. Starving and keen to try a bit of everything, we ordered a barbecue 'completo', eyeing up the different cuts of steak chicken breasts and various sausages on the huge open
grill in front of us. We were presented with a huge bowl with delicious steak and chicken on the top. Imagine our delight when we lifted these to reveal grilled brain, intestine, liver and a long, thin tube of meat that we'd rather not think about what it could be! It was time to move on, down the coast to Punta del Diablo.