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Jan 11, 2009 - Uruguay - Beach Time

We spent the second week of our trip in Uruguay. We checked out of our apartment on Sunday morning and then took a taxi to the car rental agency. When we arrived it was closed and the sign on the door showed that they were closed on Sunday. Standing in the centre of Buenos Aires with our luggage we were both a bit at a loss for what to do next. We didn´t have a lot of time to contemplate because within five minutes a car came screeching to a halt in front of us and out jumped the car rental staff of two coming in just to give us our car. We...

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Feb 22, 2008 - Punta del Este

Gisteren op weg van Montevideo naar Punta del Diablo een tussenstop gemaakt van een 5 tal uur in Punta del Este. Dit is veruit de belangrijkste badplaats van Uruguay en is bekend in heel de wereld. Je ziet er toeristen van overal en de aanwezigheid van een jachthaven en ook van cruiseschepen is een teken aan de wand. De prijzen die er gehanteerd worden zijn dan ook europees te noemen. Buiten de honderden hotels langs de kilometerslange zandstanden is er echter niet veel te beleven, alles is afgestemd op het strand toerisme en de aanverwante...

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Dec 11, 2007 - Christina Kircner is the new president of Argentina

Hola Amigos, First of all we would like to say thanks for the comments, they're fun for us to read. If we don't get a chance to write back to everyone, know that we are thinking of you. We have decided to go to Uruguay today in search of some sand and Sun. We were hoping for 80's, however, it's only in the mid-seventies (I kid, I kid). We have to take a boat to the city of Colonia and then take a bus to the capital city of Montevideo. From Montevideo we'll take another bus North up the coast to Punta del este. From there we'll take another...

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Nov 14, 2007 - Punta Del Este

Now please someone tell me why everyone says this is the most beautiful place in South America. I was so disappointed, ok the weather was rubbish, nevertheless. Noone from my group was interested, so I made my own way there. After about 2 and a half hours and a couple of coach changes, which was hilarous trying to explain in my non existing spanish where I wanted to go, but hey I got there. Ok all Punta Del Este is a place, I guess for the rich to hang around, but that is about it. The penisula has shops, high rise buildings and a bit of...

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Heidi's SA Trip

Oct 27, 2007 - Seeing Red (and white)

Thursday 25.10.07 Between the hostel recepcionista opening emails at 5am and a snoring roommate, my sleep patterns were sufficiently disturbed to ensure i overslept, to be frantically woken by my English travelling buddies an hour late and hurried to the ferry terminal. We were leaving Argentina for Uruguay, just across the Rio de la Plata. The drab blue painted ferry looked like a huge prison transport from the rear, and what transpired for the next few hours was tantamount to torture in comfortable chairs when the football hooligans...

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Nov 21, 2006 - Punta del Este

We arrived yesterday around noon via the bus and were sunburnt by 4:30. God I hate being sunburnt. This is a tourist town that caters to the beach goers. They have so much beach here, I think the city is surrounded by beach. On one beach there is a hand coming out of the sand, looks pretty cool. Our hotel is 1 block from the ocean beach and 1 block from the river beach. Lots of stores are closed until Dec. as that is when high tourist season starts. Well we need to go and put more aloe on as the burn is starting to feel bad again. Most of...

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FATH WORLD TOUR!

Mar 7, 2006 - URUGUAY - San Marcos, Maldonado

San Marcos, it turned out, was a fairly small town but well connected for Maldonado and Playa Del Este - popular locations for Brazilian and Argentinian tourists in Uruguay. We arrived around 1.5 hours late, after about 18 more hours on buses. The service was much better on this EGA double decker semi Leito bus, than any of the Brazilian buses. We were given food and alcohol. Need I say more?! Also, Elese and I shared the downstairs portion of the bus which has only 12 seats as opposed to the 40 or so upstairs, so it was much quieter. The...

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Feb 23, 2006 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

So far, we had not had a spot of rain. The next two days were markedly different. It was cloudy in Buenos Aires as we prepared to go through the border processes and cross the Rio de la Plata river to Uruguay. By the time we arrived in Uruguay a few hours later the clouds were heavy and threatening. By mid afternoon it was pouring and did not stop for 36 hours. I have honestly never seen such heavy rain for such a long period of time in my life. We cleared the border processes without much discussion or dificulties. The ferry trip was only...

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Jan 20, 2006 - Piriapolis

A half hour walk along the coast brought us to Playa San Francisco a fantastic sweeping beach which is not as busy as Playa Piriapolis in the town and where we spent most of the afternoon. On the walk back to town we bought our tickets for the ferry but found out we cannot leave until sunday as two ferries somehow had a collision and put them out of action for two days. This meant we didn't have to get back to Colonia tonight and instead we could stay in Piriapolis for a few more hours and go up the chairlift to the lookout over town....

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Jan 4, 2006 - Punta del Este, La Barra, Insane Chica's the south american riviera in Uruguay

So I have been in Punta for about 5 days. I realize that I am about 4 weeks behind in this. If nothing else I hope to get more pictures uploaded. I left my friends Woody, Rachel and Juan and they dropped me off at a hostel. Been having an amzing time. Hooked up with some great contacts for BA when I return there. So quick funny story. I was in yet another amazing bar with too many gorgeous women and appearantly Josh JAckson was there. I have no idea who that is or if the name was right, but I was told he was the star of Dawsons Creek....

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Dec 18, 2005 - Uruguay

Montevideo is renowned as South America's most laid-back capital with a population of 1.3 million it holds a high proportion of students and young workers adding to the lively buzz. The city has a European feel to it mainly due to the large influx of Spanish and Italian immigrants in the late 19th century. Supposedly we were going to stay in the 'nicest hotel of our trip', but from previous experience we knew not to get too excited, and how right we were....the place was old and not very clean looking. Our toilet flush even broke on us so...

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Dec 12, 2005 - Uruguay: Punta Del Este

Christmas aproaching and we need to find somewhere to stop over the holidays. Decided to try Punta del Este about 2 hours up the coast from Montevideo. Punta is supposed to be a rich persons playground second only to Rio for the place to be seen by rich Brazilians and Argentinians. All I can say is they can't be that fussy, nice enough place, much like the Spanish costas. I assume its called a rich persons playground because everything is so expensive. Even MacDonalds costs more here than elsewhere, and all the shops are designer...

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