An afternoon in Montevideo
Trip Start Jan 05, 2012
17Trip End Jan 29, 2012
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On the bus to the city center, we got to meet and talk to one of the lecturers on the ship, Walt Cunningham. He was the astronaut pilot on Apollo VII and he will be giving lectures on sea days. He is a nice guy and very knowledgeable. Melissa took pictures of me with him.
We walked through the center of the old town and found many vendors out on the walkway, selling many items. I found a wonderful tee shirt and you can see the vendor who sold it in the photos below. Further down the way, the vendors changed and became antique dealers. More or less a flea market such as Melissa frequents back home, so she was right at home. You can see some photos of her in her element.
Before we started on this walk, we noticed the Teatro Solis, a very small version of a classic theater such as we had seen in Buenos Aires—the Teatro Colon.
While our tour was beginning, a fellow American came running up to join us and he too had no pesos. I was able to give him the 40 pesos he needed and he gave us $2. He is George, a retired forensic tech from Seattle. He worked for the Washington State Police forensic department as a DNA specialist. He is on the cruise with us and, of course, we hit it off when we learned what each of us does.
And so we went on the tour. It was quite good. The tour guides are all interns from college who are in the arts departments.
During the tour a drummer and dancer singer popped out of passageways to entertain us. He is a music student and she is a recent graduate and now professional performer.
More to come.
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