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Ahh... travel by bus... how boring! We alternated between napping and
watching the thunderstorms in the distance. Since Uruguay is totally flat
(the highest point is only 500m above sea level), you can predict the
weather with a glance.
We rocked up to the Diablo Tranquilo Hostel, one of the few places in town
that is busy in the off season. The place was bubbly and friendly. Almost
instantly, we were invited to another asado (I asked for the vegetarian
option... enough meat already, people!).
The hostel's owner and many past workers are in town for the wedding of two
of the managers. As is the custom, everyone was essentially invited to
watch the wedding and attend the party after. Generally a fan of weddings,
I took the opportunity to literally dance my shoes off! It's easy to feel
at-home in a tiny town where the streets are sand and you know half the
people in town.
In the week or so we've been here, I've read: The Hunger Games, Even
Cowgirls Get the Blues, a little novel called Shopgirl, and part of
Fahrenheit 451. Talk about relaxation! We've been on the beach every day
though the fall makes it a bit on the chilly side for swimming. In fact,
it's currently hotter in Seattle (whaaa?)!
We're headed down the beach to a little town we've heard loads about: Cabo
Polonio. Apparently, they have no electricity, only about 50
houses/shacks, and only one little store. This sounded like the perfect
place for Derek to dread-out his hair.