Tiny fishing village, miles of beaches
Trip Start Dec 06, 2005
80Trip End Jun 17, 2006
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I arrived at the "entry" to the town by bus, and found out that it was a good hour long walk to get into town. Not having any idea what to expect, I walked along a long straight road with my life on my back towards the coast. Half an hour of walking, the sun was setting, I had nowhere to stay and no idea where I was. Luckily an amazingly friendly surfer called Fabian picked me up and offered me a lift into town, and after trying a few different places for cheap accomodation for the night, offered me a mattress up the top of a pub he owns
Walking around town I bumped into Jim again, which wasn't totally unexpected. After a great night on the town, I went back to my "mattress" which wasn't actually a mattress, just some wooden planks next to occupied mattresses. Uh-oh. Didn't feel like ruining my back so I found Jim again and stayed in his very cheap and average 3-bed cabaņa. Next morning we were kicked out at 9am feeling very seedy. Went to the beach, with our full backpacks in tow, and kicked back - sunbaking, swimming, and watching beautiful bodies walk by! Unbelievably, I was still thinking about leaving today at this point. Anyway this was a great beach, improved upon my tan (but my nose is a tiny bit pink), and decided to stay - found a cabaņa and crashed for an afternoon siesta. 4pm woke up, went to check out the rest of Punta del Diablo - big sand dunes, walked around lots of rocky points and long sandy beaches, appreciating the great coastal scenery and fresh country air of the place
So after a good night's sleep and brief morning swim, we said farewell to Uruguay and headed to the Brazilian border. And that's where I am now - still on the border. With 5 1/2 hours to kill in a hot, boring, non-coastal border town called Chuy before a 15 hour bus trip, what else am I supposed to do but update my travel blog?! Hope you're enjoying it!