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Feb 6, 2005 - Punta del Este Feb 6-8

Nobody was in Montevideo Monday or Tuesday because the entire country and region had Carnival, so I went to Punta del Este. It was a very cool resort town, which I was told is not only one of the most popular resorts in South America, but in the world as well. There was a complete lack of Americans here and no one seemed to be interested in the Super Bowl, so I had to seek out a place to watch it. I eventually found an italian restaurant to watch it in. I had pasta, wine and football, by myself. Yeah you read that correctly, I watched the...

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Feb 4, 2005 - Back to beach...in Punte Del Este, Uruguay

After much travelling the last few days, I have arrived at an anticipated destination. I am in Punte Del Este, Uruguay. It`s where all the rich Argentine`s and Uruguayan`s go to get some fun in the sun. But let me go back a bit. On Wednesday, I met up with my friend Harold in Buenos Aires, who flew in from NYC that morning. We got this hydrofoil ferry boat that went about 50 knotts per hour and it took us over to Montevideo, Uruguay. I was excited to see Montevideo, and had previously considered spending a week there taking a language...

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Jan 23, 2005 - Ibiza Latin American Style

Our next destination was Punta Del Este, which is apparently the ritziest resort in South America! Well we can say that the prices of everything makes it appear to be the ritziest resort in South America... The city is pretty wicked, there are lots of restuarants, pubs and clubs in the different suburbs and the beaches are beautiful. The first day we headed straight for the beach, since we havent been on one for about 3 months. We got into our cozzies and starting our tanning process. When we got back to the hostel later that evening, we...

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Jan 8, 2005 - Piriapolis, Punta del Este and La Paloma

After exploring the Montevideo city and its beaches for a few days we headed to Piriapolis. Piriapolis is a small coastal holiday town where families from Uruguay and Argentina like to spend their holidays. There were tons of people and again very few foreigners. We got the last 2 beds in the hostel which has a massive 330 beds. It wasn't that pleasant really. We also have found that in Uruguay the term 'youth' is really stretched to its limits. This 'youth' hostel was not only accomodating entire families but old bent over ladies with...

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Jan 3, 2005 - Traveling solo on the Gringo Trail

Traveling solo on the Gringo Trail "It was now the hour that turns back the longing of seafarers and melts their hearts, the day they have bidden dear friends farewell, and pierces the new traveler with love if he hears in the distance the bell that seems to mourn the dying day," Dante. After Christmas, I only spent a couple of days in Buenos Aires before moving on to Uruguay. It was a pretty easy decision to make, I had had my fill of the Big Apple when we arrived in October, and after three months of loving living in a small town,...

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May 12, 2004 - Welcome to Paraguay?

Or so we thought. It turns out that very recently the Paraguay government has implemented a visa for American travelers. Our books, and even travel agent had no knowledge of this. Unlike Vietnam or Brazil you cannot be issued the visa on their land, but only in your home country. So, the once happy, go-lucky gringo idiots were left standing at the customs counter unable to enter the country. They diverted us to the terminal and we were forced to use our flight to Uruguay 5 days early. We were bummed for only about 4 minutes before we...

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