LIons, of the sea variety

Trip Start Dec 26, 2009
Trip End Dec 22, 2010

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Situated on the tip of a small peninsular, Punta Del Este was a prime place to build a Latin American style resort and build they did.

Easily the most expensive, touristic place I have been so far on my journey. Fat men with to much sun and big boats( I couldn't help but think that Cunny would love this place, I can imagine the Cunning stunt in all its glory, zooming around the harbour), Thin women running with hightect monitoring gadgets, strapped over their fake breast. What did I get myself into. In my hart I know this is not the true Uruguay.

Surfboard were to expensive to rent, so I resorted with walking around the peninsular taking photos and catching rays.

Growing up as a child, I always wondered why I didn't enjoy Zoos as much as the other children. I even grew bored walking around in circles day dreaming of other things. I thought this was because I had little interest in animals. Its funny that in my mid 20s, I have only just figured out my lack of enjoyment for such things.

It was because those animals are expected to be there, locked up in a cruel fashion, lacking the will, the passion, the spirit to explore and be free. Subconsciously you know the whole concept of Zoos are wrong, yet society embraces it.

Strolling around the fish markets, nature once again has the power to excite my senses. Sending waves of happy endorphins to my brain. A massive Sea lion pounced out of the water, the smell of the fish in the markets attracting its instinct to consume. Almost lost for words, apart from intelligent ones like "wholly shit" and "thats sick", I managed to take a video clip.

I met two cool cats from Sydney. Andrew and Ralph. They too were heading to Montevideo. In true ANZAC spirit, we rallied and decided to go to Montevideo via bus the next day.

I miss Brazilian breakfasts... Uruguayan breakfast consist of small pieces of bread.. and  jam if your lucky..

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