Straight Roads To The East
Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
45Trip End Nov 23, 2007
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We left Colonia around 11am, tryed to buy a map at 3 different garages, they they donīt exist. Our next stop would be the capital, Montevideo, about 2 hours drive
The outskirts of Montevideo looked quite poor, with a few slum type areas. There were also quite a lot of Horse and Carts on the road. These would also be near the centre, collecting things from the rubbish on the road. The main coast road through Montevideo is quite spectacular - Miles of beaches. The water is a bit brown though, as itīs the estuary for the river Plate. We stopped for lunch, and photos before carrying on.
We have another hour and a half before reaching Punta Ballena, which is just outside Punta Del Este. We stop at Piriapolis for an icecream. The whole Uruguayan coast is just full of beaches and resorts. Our hotel is great (weīll write about it tomorrow), itīs still hot here in the evening, so I manage to have a nice swim in the pool.