Sunset and chinchulines

Trip Start Apr 08, 2004
Trip End May 08, 2004

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Sunday, April 11, 2004

And so, after another night partying, we head to Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city. Not far from Punta, we get there after a couple of hours. After finding a place to stay - HI Schirmann Munker, a really good hostel and conveniently located door-to-door with Casa de Cultura Uruguay-Suecia (hehe) -, we explore the city a little bit and ended up watching the beautiful sunset by La Plata's riverside, along with a few happy song-singing teenagers whose sole tune was Bob Marley's "Redemption Song".

Food in Uruguay is as weird as it gets. Tempted by all the tales about local "Parrillada", a mix of ox parts of every kind, we took no time to find a restaurant that served the delicacy. Helped by a bottle of good wine and a few beers, we manage to get the ugly-looking meat parts down our throat: chinchulines, riņones and the like were no match for Daniel's and Igor's appetite; the rest of us took it lightly, not managing to (or not wanting to) decipher what was on our plates.

By nightfall, we walked around central Montevideo, had a couple of beers in a pub, tended by a girl who had a striking resemblance to Wynona Ryder ("I wanna Rider", in Daniel's words). Lovely, indeed.

And yes, I did wake up screaming in the middle of the night after eating Parrillada. Thankfully, no one woke up in the hostel - besides my roommates...

The shores of Rio de La Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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