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Published: April 15th 2009
I AM in URUGUAY
silly.....gotta remind myself that I came here all alone....just to see what I can see...loved to say 'Uruguay' when teaching geography
The sun is shining brightly today but people on the streets are wearing jeans, coats and dark colours. I´m the only person bopping around in shorts and sandels. Luckily my tan gives me some kind of validation to be so colourful (I think). I am comfortable, so everybody else must be too warm. Last night when I arrived it was cold, about 18 Celcius. Earlier that day I was sweating in shorts and cotton shirt in Salta. Then going south to Uruguay the temperature dropped. I´ll be flying north to Lima tomorrow and it should be much warmer again. I´ll leave the Atlantic coast and go to the Pacific.
Later....I thought my tourist days were over, but once I got the taxi to friend´s house to pick up my luggage and get it to the hotel, I had time to walk through the old city. I discovered its charms (missed during last visit) and walked to the old pier. It was nice to be near the ocean again. Then I explored the parks and streets and visited the cathedral. The lighting inside was serene.
I had lunch at a street cafe and was joined by Al and Maggie from Edmonton. They
were wrapping up a 7 week tour of Argentina and Uruguay. It was nice comparing sites that we visited and laughing about the adventures we got into. Yes, we appreciate every day that we are out of the ordinary.
My hotel is typical 1930 style. I like the chintz and carpets, and the rooms are spacious.
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