Dec. 4 took the bus to Florianopolis, Brazil
Dec. 18 took the bus to Montevideo, Uruguay
Dec. 22 took a bus to Sacremento Del Colonia, Uruguay
Dec. 23 took a bus to Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Dec. 24 took a bus back to Montevideo, Uruguay
Dec. 25 took a bus to Asuncion, Paraguay
Dec. 28 took a bus to Foz do Iguazu, Brazil
It was great month of traveling. Our passports have stamps from three new countries (we went through Argentina at night on our way back to Asuncion)
Florianololis was a great way to start our travels. Uruguay was a great way to learn how to travel on our own.
When we were traveling on the bus, I noticed Uruguay was relatively flat and there were a lot of corn fields, farm houses, cattle. It reminded me of...KANSAS! The main differences in the countryside was the occasional palm tree. However, upon entering Montevideo there were few remaining similarities.
Montevideo is a beautiful city. It looked similar to what I think a European city would look like. The architecture blew my mind and it was so beautiful. There were beaches that were a short bike or bis ride away. We had a great 3-4 days in the city.
falling asleep on the beach while we waited for check in at our hostel.
eating one of the best pizzas I have ever had
happening upon a Carnival-like parade
hearing and seeing fireworks from the roof of our hostel at midnight on Christmas morning
meeting interesting people at the hostel
biking around the city
eating a giant chunk of meat at Marcado Del Puerto
swimming in the ocean
walking around Ciudad Vieja
One of the beaches in Montevideo
A carnival parade
Biking around Montevideo
Eating some great food at Mercado Del Puerto
Beautiful architecture at Palacio Salvo
Sacrimento del Colonia
Swimming in Rio Plata
Biking around town
Visiting an old bullfighting ring
Seeing historic buildings and fortifications
old city walls to protect from pirates
Chivito sandwhich - steak, egg, tomato, lettuce and delicious
the oldest house in Uruguay
lighthouse and ruins of a monastary
old bullfighting ring
Punta Del Este
sleeping on the beach
quiet Christmas Eve together on the beach
Cassie and I had a great time in Uruguay. We loved the beautiful buildings, beaches, delicious food, and the freedom of backpacking in South America.