King for a day, ...or for a week actually.
Trip Start Oct 06, 2004
324Trip End Ongoing
Turned out the place was posher than posh, and I must admit I felt a bit stupid wearing the same old jeans on the 8th day, ...but who cares. At least these snobs won't notice, unless I maybe surprise and scare the shit out of them by blocking their perfect mirror image. Here's Johnny!!! In fact Magali told me that about every other guest at the resort was some Latin American hotshot model, designer, actor/actress, producer etc
Unfortunately we were not too lucky with the weather during our eight days stay, it was a mix of sun, clouds and rain (with a slight emphasis on rain). But we had a great time no matter what, with lots of good food and drinks. And would you believe it, we even went out on the town drinking and dancing a few nights ;-) The relatively little time we got on the beach, we mostly spent on Mantra beach, our hotels own personal beach that also happens to be one of the most popular in Punta del Este (La Barra neighborhood). There's a couple of hundred meters walk from the hotel and down to the beach, so we just took the golf cart of course. Travel with style is all I can say...
All in all a very different experience from when my brother and I went to Punta del Este mid-week in December. Back then the place was more of a ghost town with mostly retired people around. Now however the place was heaving with fashionable Latin American tourists and their fat wallets. Hence we fitted right in (maybe except for the lack of plastic surgery and a few thousand other (almost) negligible things)...