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Corpse and Robbers

From Buenos Aires we took the fast boat direct to Montevideo, which took about 3 hours. More boat dramas, I’m afraid. Turns out my constitution isn’t as strong as i thought! Nothing too horrific, just 40 minutes or so of unpleasant feelings of nausea. Still, I was very pleased when we arrived into Montevideo port! We’d booked a B&B which was close to the port and the old town so walked there from the boat. From the outside the place looked like a bit of a dump, it was a beautiful old building but not in a good state at all. We thought we must have had the wrong address because after lots of doorbell ringing and knocking there was no answer. Eventually someone did let us in and, once inside, the place was amazing. High ceilings, big rooms and a lovely patio garden. Our room was nice, although it looked out onto the street so was a bit noisy. We arrived at about 7pm and headed out more or less straight away.

The warning bells started ringing when our host warned us not to take anything out with us because it was a bit of a dodgy area. We did as we were told, and went out with the bare minimum. We walked to the old town, through some pretty squares, until we got to Plaza Independencia, the main square which is home to the old city gate. Click here to read more…