Saturday, March 7, 2009


What do you imagine Uruguay is like, more like Bolivia or more like Argentina? I had no idea what to expect last night as we rode the ferry from Buenos Aires for three hours to get across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia del Sacramento and then we scrambled in the dark to get on to a bus to head to the capital, Montevideo. We arrived in the dark, and drank espresso, ate bizcochos, contemplated the 25 peso to the dollar exchange rate in the dark, as we waited for the sun to rise. So far Montevideo seems to be leaning more towards Argentina, but I miss Buenos Aires. I am not sure I would have ever been ready to leave...

From The Trip, pt. 7: Uruguay

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