Salto Uruguay on the weekend

Trip Start Jan 23, 2006
Trip End Mar 23, 2006

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Friday, February 3, 2006

Here i meet More of my family, Icluding my young cousins Rosina Jullieta, and maximalianos brother Fucundo.
While uruguay can be extremely quiet and sleepy on the weekdays it sure comes to live on the weekends. This small town of about 200 000 (uruguays second largest).
Has a night club area far out of the city about 15 min by the river.
Which is a new concept for myself coming from north america where the nightclub(disco) areas are usually in the center of the citys downtown.
Dinner In Salto like most spanish citys/countries is late anywhere from 9-11pm
Followed by drinks, Then you slowly make your way to the Club area, by now its already 1:30am And the scene looks like a massive tailgate party with everyone chilling at there cars pumpin tunes and drinking beer, No one actually goes inside the clubs until 2:30-3am. And by 4 am the party gets to Full swing. All Of this is completly new To me Coming from a city where last call is at 2am And drinking in public, Especially near your car is strickly prohibitied.

alright so hopefully everyones been enjoying my updates as of late, its been
well interesting to say the least, not to much new stuff has happend i have
switched citys and visiting more of my extended family, i have met 2 of my
cousins very nice young girls, i went to there fathers friends house today
for a feast huge meal bbq, not a canadian bbq, bbqs are huge in south
america, everywhere and the cuts are interesting for example, cow chin, yum
yum, i been tryin to cut back on the booze, but its difficult, coz they dont
ask they just poor, every morning theres a rye and coke waiting, at meals,
they poor you a glass, and constantly top you up, they are amazing hosts
very curtiouse, makes it difficult to say no. One thing i dont think i have
mentioned is all the road ways that are pathed here are toll roads, only
about a buck canadian, but to the locals who drive them everyday i guess it
adds up, and what happend was the govt couldnt affort to maintain or build
the roads, so the contract it out to forgein buiesnesses who then put a toll
on it. its been more or less a slow news day, haha considering how eventful
the past few weeks have been, i had a chair break on me, while suntaning,
and got to know my family in salto, as best as i could with the language
barrior. i think were going to be in salto for one more day and then its off
to the now infamous punta del esta, everywere i go in latin america,
everyone tells me i need to go there as soon as possible and how amazing it
is, and then montevideo for the last half of my journy, which i imagine will
be when the pace slows down.
hasta luego

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