DAY TRIP to MONTEVIDEO
Montevideo Travel Blog› entry 6 of 19 › view all entries
February 16th, 2008 – by: mikevirgo0824
Of course, a hundred kilometers away from Montevideo and we noticed the fuel gauge was near (nay practically empty). I heard there's still some reserve fuel when the gauge shows empty (i guess something stuck!).
A nice anecdote to add to me falling down on an escalator along with my luggages (yes 3 pieces) in the Munich airport to the stunned silence of other passengers. I never fully understood deafening silence until after I heard (or was it not heard?) what followed the gasps of other passengers as they saw me tumbling down with my luggages down the escalator. Or that other incident when I walked the Parisian streets with a bleeding knee (not to mention torn jeans) and a bleeding hand after clumisly falling two flights of stairs at the Invalides.
It turned out my pessimistic nature got the better of me, yet again. Five minutes and there it was a gas station, FINALLY!
We arrived in Montevideo midday on a Saturday. I immediately noticed the laid back vibe of this capital. The pace was so pleasantly slow. Walking the streets you feel relaxed. It almost seemed therapeutic.
The sun was fully out but the heat was not oppressive. A very good day. We walked to the beach and saw the locals swimming and relaxing.
I now understand why people go to Uruguay to retire. The pace and way of life seems just perfect for those seeking to leave all of the rat race behind.
I would be coming back.
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