Thursday, July 28, 2011

An Anniversary to Remember (Trip to Uruguay 4)

A few hours later, we were in Montevideo.  The first thing that caught our attention was the beautiful waterfront, where locals were walking and enjoying a peaceful afternoon.  Again, we have nowhere to stay, as this was not the original plan. Some walking was in order to find a place.  We were lucky to find a brand new hotel with fabulous introductory prices!  With the discount, we paid exactly the same amount than in Colonia.  Luxurious is the word that comes to mind after our previous hotel.  It was wonderful.

Sorry this is blurry....  I was taking pictures from the car while
driving/ walking around looking for a hotel.

The night was cold, and a there was a light rain over the city.  We decided to relax/celebrate over sandwiches and beer.  There was a nice bar a few blocks away.  A perfect way to end the day. However, about 10 minutes later, it was pouring. The rain was not stopping. We talked and laughed until we ran out of topics.  We were full. A couple has been waiting for our table.  I was tired.  It was time to go.  

We ran back to the hotel, stopping from time to time under a balcony to catch our breath.  This technique didn’t work.  We looked like we had been thrown in the shower with clothes and all.  A water trail was left in the hotel’s lobby when we made our way to the elevator.

This is Jose Luis and I anniversary celebration, remember? The rain didn’t spoil the fun.  I was with my family, we were traveling, and there was hot water, with good pressure!  What else can I ask for?

PS:  For those of you wondering what else went wrong with this trip, let me tell you:  We got lost on our way back to Colonia, but I will save that story for another occasion.  J

Things we liked about Uruguay:

1.      Palacio Salvo in the plaza was impressive.  Built in 1928, it was at the time the tallest building in South America.
2.      La Rambla de Montevideo
3.      Teatro Solís
4.      Walking and taking pictures in ciudad vieja.
5.      We saw so many women, that we wondered about the gender radio in Uruguay.  We have not been able to find anything current on this topic.


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