A bit of normality
Trip Start Sep 2005
52Trip End Sep 2006
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If it's any consolation it's pissing down here with crazy thunder and lightning. You'd think the thunder was actually in the room here it's so loud. Here is Salto in Uruguay. I just arrived today and it's quieter than Ballymena on a Sunday afternoon. I did a little fishing yesterday with a guide in Mercedes on the Rio Negro. But we didn't catch anything. Apparently the water is too cold at the moment. So I moved to Salto, which meant I could fish on the Rio Uruguay, the river that runs along the border of Uruguay and Argentina. Bigger fish and better conditions, they say.
Salto and Mercedes are both really nice towns. I was beginning to give up hope on Uruguay but the last few days have made up for it. Shame about the weather just. Saturday started off a scorcher. I was out in a boat on the river Negro with a guide
I noticed the restaurant where I was having lunch was taking bookings for their New Years Eve bash. The had a couple of different menus. Menu 4 was for those who really wanted to push the boat out with a 6 course dinner. And all for just over 2 quid. It's a pity they couldn't start doing it for that price at home.
Actually you'd hardly know it's Christmas over here. You have to look really hard to find decorations, even in the shops. In fact you hardly ever see decorations anywhere else. Theres nothing in the streets, in peoples houses, restaurants or hotels. Brazil had a bit but even there it wasn't much. Which really suits me, not being a great Christmas person myself. It seems to just be another bank holiday here. But we'll see. Maybe they get a bit more into it nearer the time.