Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Behind the Scenes in Montevideo, Uruguay

1.   There is an amazing grocery store just two blocks from our hostel full of fresh fruit and dulce de leche. The majority of our time has been spent cooking.

2.   The provided breakfast consists of dulce de leche on toast.

3.   There is a bar attached to the hostel, which is one giant hot box, full of high long term residents.

4.   We made a friend with a local hostel worker, who we stayed up late with us comparing music videos. He also taught us how to say some naughty words in spanish.

5.   We shared our room with a long term resident from New Zealand, who is referred to as the kiwi.

6.   When we entered the country, the cutest square headed golden retriever sniffed our bags for drugs. The puppy looked like he had the best job in the world.

7.   We opened a bottle of Argentinean red wine that was so carbonated you could see the bubbles on the side of the cup. The next bottle of Argentinean wine, was not carbonated and absolutely delicious.


8 comments:

  1. Which hostel are you at? Looks like there are 3 or 4 in Montevideo and they all look interesting. Are you noticing a difference between Argentina and Uruguay? Your reference to long term hostel residents and the Kiwi reminds me of coming across travelers from Australia who would go on around the world trips that would take a year or more.

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    1. It was called Hostel Unplugged. So far I have only been to Buenos Aires in Argentina and beach towns in Uruguay so the experiences have been very different. Uruguay was also a lot more expensive.

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  2. I recall the hostel in Marbella, where we met Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders. While the Canadians were mostly from Ontario, there was one fellow from Newfoundland whose accent was quite unique. We were all in our bunks with the lights out, having all enjoyed numerous adult beverages when the Canadians, particularly the Newfie, and the Australians verbally ganged up on the Kiwi. It was hilarious and not malicious. The kiwi gave as good as he got.

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    1. Haha, thats the best. The kiwi we talked to particularly told us not to piss of the big ones (New Zealanders). I am surprised that I have not met many Australians yet, a lot of Germans tho.

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  3. carbonated wine, that sounds interesting, not sure I would be brave enough to try it though. Sounds like your trip was a fun one.

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    1. I wouldn't recommend trying it. It was a default in the wine, but we ended up drinking it since we had already bought it.

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  4. Not the same thing, but I really enjoyed federweissen in the Mosel Region. As you probably know, it's very young white wine. Cloudy, a little sweet and just a bit carbonated. About the same alcohol content as beer. Delicious and very refreshing.

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    1. I am actually not familiar with federweissen, but I'll have to bring it up with my fellow travelers. I am found of decreased alcohol content in wine. I wish California didn't lean towards such a high alcohol content

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