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Aug 6, 2014 - that time we turned the alarm clock off

Some might think that backpacking is suited for the laid-back, the structure-less, the "whatever"-ers, the hopeless wanderers among us. But sometimes, just sometimes, it takes precision, grace, and a little bit of luck. Take this for example: 5:45 pm - leave Puerto Iguazu, Arg. 7:00 am - arrive in Colonia, Arg. 7:02 am - buy tickets for a bus to Salto, Urg. 7:05 am - board bus to Uruguay 8:40 am - arrive in Salto, buy tickets and get shoved on a bus to Montevideo by one very impatient bus driver 2:45 pm - arrive in the ritzy Montevideo bus...

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Nov 7, 2012 - Week 6 - Punta del Diablo, Cabo Polonio, Colonia (Uruguay)

On our second day in Punta del Diablo we wandered through the sand dunes to the beach accompanied by two of the dogs from the hostel. The beach was a huge expanse of windswept white sand with no one else around for miles. Walking along the coast we passed through the centre of the village. It was a shame we were there in the shoulder months as the village was full of bars and restaurants in shacks lining the beach but everything was either shut or being painted and given a new lease of life ready for peak season in January/February - one of...

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Feb 2, 2010 - Mucho Calor

´Hace calor eh?´, ´Demasiado calor..´or simply ´Que calor!´ For most Argentines this is a staple of their everyday conversation. You would think that living with this heat on a daily basis would mean they just got on with it, but they do love a bit of a whinge. In Uruguay we met probably more Portenos (from BA) than we did actual Uruguyuans. All the Argentines escape the stifling BA heat and head to the Uruguayan coast, so much so that Punta del Este - the overpriced resort where the beautiful people reside- is often referred to as a...

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