Log fires all round...

Montevideo Travel Blog

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Ha! Typically Irish!

I arrived in Montevideo from Colonia hoping to see signs of life - we at least to meet up with Neil and Brendan (Bob), the Irish guys from BA.  They were staying at the Red Hostel too, so met up with them there.  The hostel was pretty empty, and a walk round the city confirmed that this place was definitely quiet during the winter on a weekday!

Montevideo has a strange old world kind of feel to it - lots of cracking old buildings in a very cramped kind of layout.  It's easy enough to walk round and managed to see all of the old town in an afternoon.  There was a bizarre Bear Buddy display in the Plaza Indepencia - one giant bear for each country of the UN, all painted by an artist from that country - the UK one  was a bit lame, something to do with swimming across the channel! The Irish one was typpical - painted as a leprechaun! all it needed was a pint of guiness!

Had my best steak so far at 'The Manchester' - it was their menu of the day and cost about £4, was a huge portion of meat and cooked perfectly.

They love their graffiti...
That set me up for an afternoon walking round the old town.  It was getting pretty cold by the time it got dark around 5.30pm and I hurried back to the hostel - they had the full log fire on the go!! And it was needed as there was no heating in the rooms, so it was good old blankets again!

Neil and Brendan are heading back to BA to catch the Argentina v Colombia game this weekend, so I'm going to change my plans and not go any further up the coast - it's just too cold and dead! I'm sure Uruguay would be great in the summer, but there's little to do when it's cold and no-one about.  So now I need to find a route up towards the Iguacu Falls.....come on google, do me proud!

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Ha! Typically Irish!
Ha! Typically Irish!
They love their graffiti...
They love their graffiti...
What the hell is this British one …
What the hell is this British one…
And random horse and cart collecti…
And random horse and cart collect…
Teatro Solis
Teatro Solis
Montevideo Hostels review
Nice, simple hostel
I have only stayed one night in this hostel (because it was so cold in Montevideo in June!) - cost was U$400/night (about £10) which i thought was ex… read entire review
Montevideo
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