Technically brilliant, ultimately not. Montevideo, Uruaguay

October 11, 2010 at 1:02 am 2 comments

For everything that the rain and subsequent tranquility added to Colonia del Sacramento, it took something away from Montevideo. Technically Uruguay’s capital city has a lot of attractions. There is the buzzing nightlife, the beautiful beaches, the lovely buildings – one of which was once South America’s tallest buildings at a towering 26 storeys. Technically Uruguay is fun. Technically. When the clouds blow in and the backpackers move out towards sunny Rio however, a lot of the shine wears off.

Our hostel in Montevideo was completely dead. We couldn’t find an open pub, just a dodgy lapdancing club. And although we were chomping at the bit to get out of the city and onto the beach (in one spot on the city limits you can swim to an deserted tropical island only 800m offshore) the heavy rain was a little discouraging. Instead we wandered around and took snaps of buildings. The theatre was beautiful, the palaces charming and the skyscraper had old world charm by the bucketload. Since Montevideo is such a tidy little package though, all of the above could fill no more than two hours regardless of how slow we walked and how many pictures Gary and our fantastic new friend Adam took.

Home instead to the hostel for a few drinking games which ended painfully when Alan who was carrying me on his back crashed into Adam who just happened at the time, to have a Gary on top of him. Well there was nothing else to do!

There are more pictures from Montevideo available in the gallery


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ellie  |  October 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    My boyfriend and I are currently planning our 10 weeks in south america and your blog has been an amazing source of inspiration (and a more than welcome distraction at work). its become part of my morning online routine 1) emails, 2) day schedule 3) year long break up blog. (im hoping this sounds more complimentary than creepy…)

    anyway, many thanks for your insights into the faraway wonders of the world i can’t wait to see.

  • 2. sty42  |  May 20, 2012 at 12:36 am

    fantastic new friend adam… aww shucks. 🙂 miss you guys. off to brazil on friday!! see you in dublin soon.


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