DAY 24: Montevideo; Arriba Hostel March 24th 2011 I got the 2 hour bus and headed to Montevideo, the capital. I was happy to bypass this city as I´d heard mixed reviews and the weather wasn´t brilliant so I probably wouldn´t get much beach time, but I headed there with a purpose- to buy a new phone. My old, battered Sony Ericsson is dying a slow death right before my eyes. It insists that I type U when in fact want a T, it decides when and whe ... read more
South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more
Me and Laura are attempting to do our last bit of backpacking before we retire.
India and South America are the chosen destinations.
Fingers crossed we'll be able to eat and sleep somewhere relatively decent on our pitiful budget!! ... full info