Trip Start Apr 17, 2006
44Trip End Jun 14, 2006
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Colonia Del Sacramento is a very old colonial town (does the name give it away?) which the Spanish and Portugese spent a few centuries fighting over. The historical part was indeed pretty but full of tourists waving their cameras around and getting in my photos
I thought I had managed to plan it so that I had just enough Uruguayan currency left, since I would be back in Argentina the next day. However, I almost ended up having to amputate a limb in order to pay for what I thought had been a very modest lunch. It cleaned me out of pesos uruguayos, so I considered not eating until I was back in Argentina. However, this was not until lunchtime the next day, and I was already hungry again by mid-afternoon, so I decided to ask a supermarket if I could pay in Argentinian money. I could, but then they gave me change in Uruguayan money, so now I had too much, so had to change that back into Argentinian money in Argentina. Bring on the Euro, that's what I say.
Beard status: as I sat on the bus between Montevideo and Colonia, a woman boarded and occupied the vacant seat to my side. As the conductor passed by, she asked him if there were any other seats free. Must be for a friend of hers, I thought. When the conductor returned having located a free seat, the lady moved out of my company. Do I smell? I did a quick armpit assessment but all was fine. I can therefore only conclude that it was the beard. It's going to have to go, guys.