Bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Greetings from Punta del Este,

Let’s talk about the bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este, Uruguay…

I was supposed to leave yesterday but I couldn’t quite part without one more final fiesta involving copious amounts of beef or carne as they call it around here. Ever wake up a day after you should have left somewhere feeling lazy as with a headache? Proceed to pack everything you have into a small bag, call a cab and scramble to a bus station? That’s how it went down today…

Get there a bit early to get your ticket because if you get there when the bus is loading, things get weird. The driver wouldn’t sell me a ticket and neither would the ticket booth; they both said to talk to the other until I saw the driver pulling away with a half full bus; great. I caught the next one and COT is the company I took and loved it; new bus and it has wifi… The ride is about 1.5 hours, costs roughly ~10US and pretty scenic if you’re not glued to your phone or passed out like every other passenger seemed to be.

Punta del Este is a slick and expensive spot but I’ll discuss that later as I went on a pretty thorough photo tour of the port area today with a new friend. It’s like another world and I can’t believe Uruguay has so much to offer. I will note that during the cab ride to the bus station, saw more of Montevideo and am even fonder of the place; it’s a really beautiful spot on this planet. It’s cool how you can show up in a place with no idea what it will be like and leave with a new found love for it.

I’ve taken so many photos that I’m going to have to break them down into two posts coming shortly as today was one of those days that was like numerous days in one. If you’re going to Buenos Aires, don’t listen to people who say Uruguay is good for a few days. This little country sandwiched between two giants is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots to date, a really cool find I’m grateful for…

It’s not yet high season but supposedly this city still swells population wise on weekends…

Tips hat,

P.S: Photo is of the famous fingers on the beach in Punta del Este on the peninsula.

2 Comments

  1. jamie

    December 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    That’s the coolest sculpture I think I’ve ever seen. How tall were the fingers? Hard to tell with the fence being a ways away

  2. Rebecca

    December 6, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Awesome statue!

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