Walking the city

Trip Start Dec 19, 2009
Trip End Feb 25, 2010

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today I am reporting from the city of Montevideo, in which we arrived yesterday evening. On the way, we found a really cool place to eat, not a lot of tourists there I guess, pic attached.

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, probably half of the countries population lives here. It is situated along the banks of the Rio de la Plata, which is also the natural border to Argentina.

This morning we walked along the Rio de la Plata for about 10 - 12 km to the Port of Montevideo. We did not know but it appears that part of the area we walked was considered dangerous, too dangerous even for the police. Anyway, we reached our destination of Mercado del Puerto, which is a very old building in the port, earlier it was used to sell fish, produce and meat. This was a really cool place, now there are lots of BBQ restaurants and little shops in this building. I have attached some pics. These guys are very serious about their BBQ and eating meat. Not a bad passion to have, I might add.

We walked back through the old town of the city, very nice, clean and friendly. Lots of plazas and historic buildings.

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Va on

Awesome pics Herbert, I am learning the countryside through your eyes.... hey it looks like TN has competition with the BBQ!
How would anyone as tall as you fit in that VW bug taxi? :-))))

Frank on

Great pics and sounds like you are having an excellent time. Continue to enjoy yourself and have a Great New Year Celebration!

Chris on

Hello Guys, wow what a nice trip so far. I had to laugh about the old beatle "taxi". Must be quite a ride. Today is New YEar's Eve and we will think of you guys and toast to you with a sake at Michaels. Miss you guys. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a HAppy New YEar.

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