Exploring the Uruguayan Capital
Trip Start Oct 16, 2012
136Trip End Apr 20, 2013
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We went to the weekend market, which had lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, along with lots of meats and artisan breads, pastries and cheeses. There was also an overwhelming amount of tat, with lots of stalls trying to sell old remote controls and 20 year old mobile phone chargers, along with things that looked dusty and moth eaten. Not surprisingly Kory and I made a bee-line for the food and then left fairly quickly.
Although we enjoyed our time in Montevideo we were eager to get to a beach that was a bit smaller and had a few less skyscrapers. The area that we were staying in was very developed and there were office and residential sky scrapers covering any spare space, up to the beach. However, there were surprisingly few restaurants or cafes making the most of the sea and beach views. We were excited to check out somewhere else but it seemed strange that we wouldn't be cycling there. We had decided to leave our bikes in Montevideo, as the hostel seemed safe and they had secure luggage storage. As we only had a few days, it didn't seem worthwhile to cycle there and back, as that would only give us one or two days to relax and enjoy our “holiday”.