We will miss you Punta Del Diablo
Montevideo Travel Blog› entry 10 of 11 › view all entries
Hey gang, we have moved on from our beloved coastal hideway Punta Del Diablo and onto the capital Montevideo. I have spent 1 whole month of my trip in this small, rather isolated paradise so naturally i have many fond memories, meet a lot of very generous, fun loving people and above all have left some true friends behind. In the end, when we walked around the streets we were treated as one of the locals which was great, it doesnt take the town long to fall in love with you (but you have to run around naked or in funny looking costumes for 3 weeks first)! If any of you need a place to chillout while in Uruguay I totally recommend Punta Del Diablo and when your there you will soon meet our young amigo (little shredder booger) named Nacho, this kid has a humour to boot and a heart of gold.
The last few days were fun filled and amusing, we finished our carnival games on a high and of course i participated in all of them except one because i suck at card games.
The last two days in PDD the surf got freakin epic and rather huge!!! We scored some big waves unbelievable barrel time but at a cost. I came off second best with the rocks, my new nickname is rock spider and I have the battle scars along with the bruised kidney to show for it while mark neary broke his ribs and duggo bent his board into the next millenium!! Sadly Jimmy got Bali belly a day before and was too ill to surf but got some great snaps of our day out tackling the Diablo slabs! Again it was a more memorable surf not just because the waves were good but the locals were down watching us, tooting us from the shoreline, taking their own photos and by this stage Diablo was a ghost town again so it felt good that these people were interested in us and enjoyed us being there!!!
So now we are in the capital Montevideo, been here for a couple of nights, plenty of gorgeous plazas in the old city with its cobled streets but all in all it is just another big city plagued with the same annoyances as any other major place (dodgy/ripoff taxi drivers, dogs who need love urgently, crazy motorcyclists and pollution, pollution, pollution!!!) Today we organised our braziliaan visas, WOW! Now that was a mission or should i say inconvience, seriously could write a blog on this and it would be titled ¨The Chronicle Ordeals of the Braziliaan Visa¨! I am not going to dwell on the situation but if in uruguay and trying to process a visa DONT or i hope your fit and a good LIAR!!! So we are off to Florianopolis on the 17th going to be awesome, beach, sun, surf, bikinis.