Adventures in Uruguay - Salto, Uruguay

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Salto, Uruguay - Paisaje uruguayo

Finally, we made it to Uruguay, and what better way than to start off our adventure, than by another unexpected stop!!!  

Yep, we really had no intention on stopping off in Salto, but then the opportunity presented itself, so we took it!!!

So there we were, working our way to the Uruguayan border, and fortunately for us, that day, hitchhiking was going rather well for us . . .

Anyway, we spotted a jeep heading our way, so we stuck out our thumbs in the hopes that it’d stop, and it did!!  

And to make things even better, the young chaps took their generosity a bit further and invited us to crash at their home!!  So, why not!?

Wow!  Just like that!  Now that’s Uruguayan hospitality!!  We couldn’t turn down the offer, and hey, since it was our chance to visit some more of the country, and get better acquainted with the culture and all, we jumped at the opportunity!

We had the pleasure of getting a guided tour of this small town (small for me, anyway!!), as well as visiting their farm.

Salto, Uruguay - Images d'Uruguay
  Then we even got the chance to meet these guys’ folks!!  Crazy!

I guess, our stories and backpacks really intrigued them!!

So although our stay was short and sweet here, we had an enjoyable time with these fellas!!

Now let’s get to Montevideo!!!

Pour arriver jusqu’ici, il a fallu expérimenter l’auto-stop en Argentine, c’est pas du gâteau, mais encore une fois, la chance...toujours la chance.

A 4 km de la frontière, nous voilà sur la route, tout seul, avec l’espoir. Après 2 min d’attente, une camionnette s’arrête avec 2 jeunes à l’intérieur, monter, y’a pas de problèmes !!

L’explication commence du pourquoi, comment, depuis combien de temps, et tout ça avec ces grands sacs !! Ils avaient l’air sympa, et effectivement, après 45min de questions réponses, ils nous invitent chez eux, histoire de se reposer.

On a eu l’opportunité d’une visite guidé de la ville, de connaitre leurs parents tout aussi intrigués de nos aventures et de leur préparer un petit repas français.

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