35 km from Montevideo we turned off the highway and seemed to drive forever into the country side. We are camping about 1.5 hours by public transport outside of Montevideo! I don't mind camping, in fact sometimes I sleep better in my tent than in a noisy hostel, but I didn't come to Uruguay to camp. Jono gave us a ride to the corner bus stop and 7 went into the city centre. The bus only comes once every couple of hours so we were pretty good in our timing.
Once in Montevideo, I separated from the others and found a decent hotel. I spent the afternoon planning my next 2 days. That takes soooooo much time.
Supper was a chivita canadiense. It's a beef, cheese, red pepper, bacon, lettuce, tomato and egg sandwich, toasted on great bread. Don Antonio Carbonaro, an Argentinian, invented it in 1944. It's a plato typico uruguayo and delicious-
Uruguay is a funny place. Most shops were closed today, Saturday, and will be closed as well tomorrow. After supper, I walked down to the water which was packed with locals enjoying their time off-
There are some cool buildings down town such as the Palacio Salvo which is 26 stories and was the continent's tallest building when it was built in 1927-