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Punta del Este – A footnote.

5 Feb

Part of what made our stay in Punta del Este so memorable was meeting so many great people, in too short a time, at a really laid-back, comfy hostel. We met Matt and Tess (just friends we’re told) from Canada on the first night and swapped stories and chocolate until late, over a cheeky bottle of red.

Our second last night at the hostel’s asado, we met a group of Spanish girls who now live in Brighton, UK.  With the rain keeping us holed up at the hostel for most of our last day, they were definitely the best company to pass the time with!

Here are a couple of pics taken on the last night…

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Escaping to Uruguayan playgrounds

5 Feb

Uruguay’s best beaches are dotted up the east coast, and bar the ultra-rich, have-you-seen-my-new-Porsche? Punta Del Este, most of the towns remain undeveloped. January is popular holiday season for South Americans though, so the limited accommodation has sky-high prices. Figuring we’d only be at the beach and spending little money on activities, we settle on 3 days each in Punta Del Diablo, La Paloma, and Punta Del Este, to give ourselves a variety of experience from the poor to the posh.

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