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Quarai, Brasil

BRAZIL | Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | Views [672] | Comments [1]

Costs pp:  bus from Tacuarembo to Artigas 215p, room at Hotel Uniao in Quaray 240p / 20rs We arrived in Artigas at 6am and Carol went walkabout to look for a place to stay but of course no-one had checked out yet and places were mostly too expensive ... Read more >


Photos: Tacuarembo

URUGUAY | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Tacuarembo, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [1597]

Costs pp: Bus Treinta y Tres to Melo 108p, bus to Tacuarembo 215p. We got up early and walked in the morning mist to the bus office, our bus was to leave at 7.50am but only arrived at around 8.20. At Melo we explored the options of onward travel and ... Read more >


Photos: Treinta y Tres

URUGUAY | Sunday, 29 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Treinta y Tres, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | Views [724]

Costs pp: Bus from Chuy 157p. Caught the afternoon bus to Treinta y Tres a small town with a population of around 20,000. The scenery wasn't spectacular as Uruguay is just rolling green pasture so we slept a lot of the way. Luckily in TyT the tourist ... Read more >


Photos: Chuy

URUGUAY | Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: views on the way to Chuy

URUGUAY | Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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journey up the coast to Chuy, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | Views [851]

Costs pp: Omnibus Ruta del Sol - La Paloma to Barra de Valizas 59p, BdV to Punta del Diablo 59p, PdD to Chuy (or Chui, Portuguese spelling) 49p, Matrimonial room at the International Hotel (out the back in the cheap part) 300p 2ppl, free internet in ... Read more >


Photos: La Paloma

URUGUAY | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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La Paloma, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [1517]

Costs pp: bus from Punta del Este to San Carlos 28p, SC to La Paloma 98p, hostel 'Altena 5000' 175p with one free internet computer. We were able to catch a bus from right where we were staying to San Carlos where we could catch a connecting bus on ... Read more >


Photos: Punta del Este

URUGUAY | Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Maldonado / Punta del Este, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | Views [706]

Costs pp: bus from Montevideo 142p, Hostel del Patio dorm bed 230p (more in the high season). We are having trouble getting cash out of the ATMs, after having no problem in any other country we find we can only withdraw 2000 pesos at a time. This is ... Read more >


Photos: Montevideo

URUGUAY | Saturday, 21 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Montevideo, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | Views [569]

Costs pp: bus from Colonia 185p, 2 scoop icecream 50p, local bus 25p (half hour journey toSolymar, Canelones) We were met at the bus terminal by Lilian, had an icecream then boarded another bus to her area of town. Lilian lives with her 78 year old ... Read more >


Gallery: Colonia del Sacramento & San Pedro

URUGUAY | Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

URUGUAY | Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | Views [1018]

Costs pp: Colonial Express ferry from Buenos Aires 41.5 Arg p (special price usually is 135p). Bus from Colonia to km189 approx 15km 27 Urugauy pesos.       NZ$1 = 15.3 Uruguay pesos Took a bus to a neighbourhood near the ferry terminal and a taxi ... Read more >


Gallery: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Buenos Aires, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | Views [463]

Cost pp: bus to Buenos Aires semi-cama 4 hours 51p, remember to take plenty of coins when you head to BA if you are planning to use the local buses. BA is very short of coins and it is almost impossible to get change by buying something small from a ... Read more >


Gallery: Rosario

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Rosario, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | Views [876]

Costs pp: bus from San Luis overnight 9 hrs 90p, staying at the Hostal Rosario on the corner of San Luis and Laprida streets dorm bed 35 is new inside an old building and has free WI-FI internet & a kitchen. Rosario is on a huge river and has nightlife ... Read more >


Gallery: San Luis

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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San Luis, Argentina - for the day

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | Views [1219]

Costs pp: bus from San Juan 39p 5 hrs We got woken at 5am by another couple leaving so Carol got up then and Kent an hour later and we got to the San Juan terminal with only 10 minutes to spare to catch our 7am bus and still had yet to buy the tickets.... Read more >


Gallery: San Juan, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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San Juan, Argentina

ARGENTINA | Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | Views [1651]

Costs pp: bus from La Serena to Santiago 7000 chil pesos, bus across the border to Mendoza, Argentina 10,000 chil pesos. Bus to San Juan 20 arg pesos. Dorm bed at San Juan Hostal in Avenida Cordoba 30p includes free internet and breakfast. www.sanjuanhostel.... Read more >


Gallery: La Serena

CHILE | Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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