The sweetest suite in Montevideo.
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September 13th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
Last night when we arrived at the Radisson here in Montevideo, there was an issue with our reservation, made through Expedia. They didn’t have it. This resulted in a delay and some confusion, and at the end of it the desk manager said, I am just going to give you our best room. OK, sounds good to me!
When we entered the “best room,” Steve and I laughed like lunatics. This place is ridiculous! We have a foyer, a living room/office area, a sitting room, and a huge bedroom that by itself would make one really nice hotel room. The walk-in closet is about the size of our last hotel room. Oh, and the bathroom is the size of a garage, with a special Jacuzzi room off the end.
So, here I sat today, with the mammoth task of editing my Patagonia photos. I was very snap happy there and now I am paying the price. And because we had no Internet for four days, I was way behind on my blog. I parked myself in my “office” at 7am and worked diligently on this task all morning. It was productive time.
Just after noon we decided to finally check out Old Town and have a late lunch. We were surprised that most of the stores were closed -- isn’t Saturday a big shopping day? Apparently not, as most of the shops were shuttered. We did find a street market in Plaza Matriz.
We took another route home, and passed the harbor to take a look there. It was cold and ugly… I have to say, I am not in love with Montevideo.
Well, at least we have our penthouse suite to cheer us up. I spent more time in front of the computer (blog blog blog), then we used the hotel fitness room. It was my first work out in over a month -- I haven't gone this long without a real work out for many, many years. I made the most of it and I am sure I will feel it tomorrow.
We skipped dinner all together in favor of staying in our luxurious room. Why go out there when it’s so nice in here? Tomorrow, we are off to see more of the country on a driving trip to Colonia de Sacremento… here’s hoping it will be nicer than Montevideo.
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