crumbling walls, the rambler and steaming piles of poo!!!

Montevideo Travel Blog

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heading to Uruguay

So, it's a good job that the archatecture ( that really doesn't look right, but oh well I'm too old for spelling bees anyway !!!! ) of this city isn't up to B.A's standard because if you take your eyes off the pavement for more than a few seconds you're likely to step into a steaming mound of doggy doo !!! I've never been in a city that has so many turds lying around the place, some of them in fact are that incredible white colour that only old poo gets, infact if you look in the lonely planet you will probably find some of the older more interesting ones under sights and things to see when visiting Montie's video!!!!!! Also the city seems to be the home of more tramps and homeless people than any other and probably linked to this fact , smells pretty strongly of piss!!!!! All that said however it's not too bad a city, and in the last couple of days I can safely say we've walked around all of it, not all on purpose but the old SAT NAV which was playing up in Buenos is still to get used to South America!!!!

We booked into a real crumbling hostel, the hostel Nuevo Ideal, which the L.

don't look up you'll step in poo!!!!!
P recommends highly, but which turned out to be a bit lame. The courtyard which the rooms surround was ok but the rooms themselves were well past their prime, but hey it was cheap enough and central sodon't listen to any more of my complaints....oh please just one more.......OMG the kitchen.....never do I want to step into a smellier more unhygienic place again, in fact we're lucky to still be alive after eating a meal we cooked in there!!!! Cobwebs, mould, dirt, and that's just in the fridge, but i'm over it now.............and it was cheap!!!

We spent our time in Montevideo walking the streets ( no not in that way ) and must have trodden 25 km worth of pavement around the city until we decided there wasn't really that much to see and found a beach to lie on.

nice beach if you don't mind being overlooked
The beach was great and although overlokked by blocks of flats pretty relaxing. We then decided to walk home along the beach front, or the Rambler as it is called, and if you are ever in Monte you've got to walk along here. It stretches for at least 10 k around the town ( we didn't know this at the time it was only after walking for a couple of hours that we realised that this was no shortcut !! ) along the beach front and is about the nicest thing you can do in monte. Everyone else obviously agreed and the beaches and grassy areas, parks and funfair were all packed with locals wandering around with their thermoses and cups of Mate like babies clinging to their bottles. Honestly that stuff must be one of the most addictive things in the world, I mean you don't see crack addicts wandering the supermarkets with their pipes hanging out their mouths, but fifty percent of Montevidaons can't go into a shop without clutching onto their hot water carriers and sucking on their silver straws, crazy it is,!!!!!! Grown men and women taking a walk with their kids along the beach and the whole family's sucking their straws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you've got some good beaches, a nice walk, crumbling graffitied walls, lots of poo and tramps, millions of banks that won't let you use them ( and there was us thinking VISA was international and that HSBC was the world's favourite bank PAH ) and a nice big smell of wee!!! It was fun though and I had a cracking Hamburger!!!!!

Tomorrow we're off for the proper beach, we've decided not to bother with Punta Del este as it's Easter and going to be packed, and anyway looks kind of rubbish in the photo and instead are heading further along the coast to a little town called La Paloma on a peninsular with beaches on all sides, Ria can't wait, after all she is a beach babe and it's been far to long since our last little holiday within the holiday!!!!!!!POOP POOP POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP HONK HONK HONK PARP PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

WarrenRodwell says:
Thanks for this candid insight
I'd completely forgotten LP ;-)
Posted on: Jun 17, 2009
travelman727 says:
It's hard to beat a place with good beaches and lots of poo :-D
Posted on: Apr 16, 2009
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heading to Uruguay
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The Rambler
The Rambler
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Boarding
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