Thursday, February 28, 2013

First Stop- Punta del Este, Uruguay

Suitcase broken by airline!
Hugo and Norman on patio of Hotel La Bluette

Hotel La Bluette entry

Beach right in front of our hotel

Bikini Beach and rocks

Clean beaches and beautiful scenery

Just what the doctor ordered! Sunshine, a happy host and a beach-front hotel! Finally after a rocky start, we arrive in Punta del Esta, Uruguay, resort town par excellence! We are staying with Hugo at Hotel La Bluette, a boutique across the street from Bikini Beach.

Half our luggage arrives broken and the other half doesn't arrive so Hugo takes me shopping to buy a few things in the town. The luggage actually arrives the day before we leave but I survive on a bathing suit, underwear and a few things. Very low key for me, but Hugo says people go dancing and dress up and stay up very late. He serves breakfast until 1 PM! We are not the late dancers, but I do meet a few younger folks who are.

The beaches are pretty, the waves okay for body surfing which is Norman's passion. He has to go down a few beaches to find better ones. At night we go into several art galleries to find where the artists are. One, Mercedes Lasarte, had also been showing her work in Barcelona, Spain, when we were there last year!

After 4 nights, we moved on to our next stop, Buenos Aires, Argentina!

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