Big Daddy Mac

Trip Start Jun 15, 2007
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Trip End Dec 06, 2008


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Friday, July 6, 2007

Monevideo the capital of Uruguay meaning health in sex from east to west was our one and only stop in Uruguay and the start of our spanish speaking countries. Got the 19 hour bus trip here from Brazil and at the end was the nice surprise of frost. The place was freezing cold at night but fairly warm during the day like a nice crisp and fresh autumn day back home. Stayed two nights in Che Lagarto hostel. The city wasn't the most exciting and a pretty poor spot to spend your 25th but still none the less a good time was had and lots of tequila wine and brahma drank. Our latest head case of a room mate a 66 year old californian retired truckdriver was an endless source of entertainment singing of 'wild wild women whiskey and weed, . . hell mad that's bout all I need' and shouting 'come on booyy everybody can sing the bluues you just gota let it all out'. He played the harmonica too and wrote his own songs, one called the three C's which was all about how he kept awake on his haulage journeys on the mirits on coffee cigaretts and coocaineee. Brilliant, we'd some laugh with him. He's staying in the hostel for 2 months and then he's gona cycle all the way to the most southerly tip of Tierra del Fuego when the weather picks up.
There was also a queer fella coming onto me who worked in the hostel, what a pain in the ass he could have been. I made sure he knew I was having none of it. We were told that the hostel was haunted too and that there had been three sightings of ghosts in the last month.
We checked out the stadium where the first ever world cup was played which Uruguay actually won. Estadio Centenario. We also checked out one of the two zoos in the city (this'll give ya an idea of how boaring the city was, mid week anyway on low season). 20 pesos to get in that's 66cent, rediclious or what. It was pretty misrible inside it tho. The city is full of nice old buildings and there's tonnes of monuments. There's amazing meat markets in the old part of the city during the day the photos will show them when I get the chance to put them up. The food there is delicious and dirt cheap too, you'd be stuffed for 5 euro.
Got a bus to Colonia and from there a boat across to Buenos Aires. The baot trip was sweet, never been on a boat that size before. 4 or 5 floors on it.
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