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May 29th, 2008 – by: sissanoel
We then walked down to the Torre del Vigla, built in 1799 as a watchtower over the Rio de la Plata. It is now closed up, but the 17 metre high structure is worth a look anyway. Next stop the bus station to buy our tickets back to Montevideo tomorrow, thought we´d do it now in case Friday was busy and we´d have to wait. Tried to find the Puppet Museum, which is supposed to be within the Paseo San Fernando, but it didn´t appear to be within any of the rooms so maybe it has closed. After wandering around the streets for another few minutes, we had lunch at a little parrilla restaurant. Uruguay is famous for its beef, but the chicken is not to be forgotten. Chicken on the parrilla is delicious, a very smoky flavour, and very moist still. Also, they seem to have crossed chickens with ostriches, because we´ve never come across any so large! Á quarter chicken would feed a family of 4 anywhere else! Delicious, though, so we´re not complaining. The rain was settling in for good now, and as we´ve pretty well finished the sight-seeing, we went back to the hotel to do some emailing and travbuddy updating! We also got our chips and chocolates this morning, so spent the rest of the afternoon watching TV and eating junk food -que bueno!
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