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Jun 22, 2012 - Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio est un petit village de pêcheurs à environ 7h de Montevideo. Il n'y a pas de route pour y arriver. Le bus nous laisse à l'entrée du parc national. De là, soit on peut marcher 7km dans des dunes de sables, soit on peut prendre un camion qui nous amène au village. Nous avons opté pour le camion. On a décidé de monter sur le toit pour admirer la vue et eu la mauvaise idée de sortir l’appareil photo. Dès que le camion a démarré, cela bougeait dans tous les sens (et oui, il roule dans le sable), on se serait cru dans un grand 8......

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Feb 8, 2012 - Cabo Polonio

8th February An early start today for our three and a half journey to Cabo Polonio in a nice air conditioned private car. However, we didn't realise that we would have to change vehicles and do a further half hour in an open back truck. Most of the others on the truck are day trippers with small back packs but we have all our luggage – a bit of a struggle to get it up onto the truck then hang on to it as we have a really rough ride over the dunes. The Cabo Polonio area is a national park and the agency claim that this is the only way we are...

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Jan 31, 2011 - Cabo Polonio

Short bus ride then a park service dbl decker truck thru sand dunes to Cabo...probably the most unique approach to a town we've ever experienced! Trucks run every half hour so there is a constant movement of people in/out of 'town'...mostly young folks, kind of a hippy thing going on here. This is a national park now so they say no more building or even additions to existing houses, establishments...explains the high prices! Left/lost my 5th cap at the Altena 5000 Hostel back in La Palonia and because there is no shade/in hot sun here. I...

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Dec 18, 2007 - Uraguay is great!

Buen Dia Chicos y padres, We are currently in La Paloma, Uruguay. Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people, of which 1.7 million live in the capital Montevideo and it's greater metropolitan area. We spent the last 5 days in Cabo Polonio, Uruguay. It's a small town on the coast that is very close to the Brazilian border. We had to take several differnt bus transfers from Colonia - Montevideo - Punta Del Este (A town for the very wealthy of Argentina) - San Carlos - Cabo Polonio. There's not actually a road into town however they have these jeep...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Uruguay - Coasts and Cattle Country

First of all, let me say a big THANK YOU to Uruguay for being the first Latin American country to adopt the "no smoking in closed spaces, private and public" policy promoted by the World Health Organization. In a part of the world where cigarettes are cheap and everyone smokes like a chimney with no consideration for the poor non-smokers in the room, it is an incredible relief to get away from the ever-present smoke filled haze for a while. I never thought I'd see it in SA. Now, if only the rest of the continent would follow suit! So, after...

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Feb 10, 2006 - Punta del Diabolo

10.Februar An der Kueste entlang geht es nach Punta del Diabolo. Im Reisefuehrer steht ein "wilder PLatz". Und das ist es wirklich. Eine interssante Mischung aus Fischerdorf und Badeort. Vieles ist noch immer sehr basic. Sehr relaxt. Aufs baden verzichte ich jedoch noch, alles unter 30 Grad Wassertemperatur ist mir viel zu kalt...

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Patrick on the road

Jan 7, 2006 - Punta del Este

Go to Virgin Megastore back home, go to the super trendy section and you will more than likely find a CD entitled "Punta del Este" (thanks Joe for keeping us cool!). Added to this was the guide book's advice that all you need here is; "A bikini, designer sunglasses (imitations will be sniggered at), dancing shoes and a wedge of money". Understandably we thought this was the place for us! We came with those things listed (Greg's always looked good in a bikini!) but there was one crucial thing that we forgot... a hotel reservation. Doh!...

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Dec 15, 2005 - Punta del Diablo

Ce qui est bien en Uruguay, c'est que tout est proche! Donc finis les trajets en bus qui n'en finissent jamais, en 4h on arrive à destination, trop bien!!! A peine le temps de faire la sieste!!! Nous voilà donc à Punta del Diablo, petit village de pêcheurs au bord de l'océan Atlantique... Nous avons logé dans un hotel tenu par un uruguayen et sa femme espagnole, très sympas, qui se sont installés là il y a maintenant une 20aine d'années afin d'être au calme... Parce qu'ici, c'est vraiment très très calme, peut-être mis à part les mois de...

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Emilie & Ben

Mar 14, 2005 - Chuy, Uruguay : Chui, Brasil

After Punta del Este, we desided on heading up the coast towards Iguazu, via Brazil. We figured it would be interesting for the Ericksons to get another country under their belt. It sure was interesting alright, not the country of course, but the whole process of trying to get into the country. First and foremost, Brazil is the only county in Latin America that requires Americans to have visas. The visas cost roughly $100 per person, and can take any where from an hour to a week for the consulates to process them. You are basically held at...

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Feb 19, 2005 - Uruguay - Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diable - Hells´Point! What a contrast from Del Este - no gin palaces here...just colourful fishing boats and characterful cabins. Just kicked back in this very tranquil beach spot 300km east of Montevideo. It´s apparently the ín place to escape´...but not sure what from...sufers maybe?!

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Jan 9, 2005 - Cabo Polonia, where hippies and the upper class meet - Part 4

I only stayed in the racho one night. The next day, Alejandro and Sergio were moving to a hotel in Cabo Polonia. Since I hadn't made it to this little town on my first day's walk, and I had heard so much about it, I was interested in going. The guys invited me to spend a night with them; they had an extra bed in their room. We dozed until 7:15 a.m. and walked to the little service station to catch our ride. The only way to get to Cabo is walking or by 4x4 truck. We climbed into the back of a truck with stout metal bars enclosing the cargo...

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Jan 6, 2005 - Punta del Este - Uruguay

Having reached the relaxing part of the trip we were amazed to find that we could now chill out, take our time and bugger off on excursions without feeling as though we´d have to play catch up. This led to our decision to pay Uruguay a visit. The thought of beautiful beaches seemed too much to turn down. Punto del Este is the place where the rich and beautiful of Buenos go in the unbearable month of January to escape the humidity of the city. Stupidly we didn't really plan the trip and just followed the crowds to this resort. So an...

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