Uruguay Travelogue, Day 3

Saturday, December 4, 2010: 7:30 p.m., La Paloma. A long but enjoyable day. We ate a nice buffet breakfast early in the morning, quite surprised to see so many people up considering how late they were out the night before. The rooms didn’t have air conditioning and, at this early time of the summer, though […]

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  December 6, 2010   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 2

December 3, 2010, 10:15 p.m., Hotel Argentino, Piriapolis. I’m turned in for the night, though most of the guests seem to be going out to eat, which I suppose I should explain. Uruguayans have inherited the Spanish pattern of eating: late, sprawling lunches, tea time when I’d be eating supper, and supper when I’d be […]

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  December 4, 2010   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 1

12-3-10, 6:15 A.M., Hotel Lafayette, Montevideo I’m writing this as I prepare to go to the hotel’s small gym. After an early turn-in, I’m over the initial effects of jet lag. We had a very long flight—two hours to Miami, a two hour layover, then ten hours to Montevideo—mitigated only because I slept through part […]

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  December 3, 2010   No comments

Uruguay Travelogue, Day 4

A long day, very tiring, not the best one. We got up, ate breakfast at a restaurant beside our villas and left by 8:30. We were going from La Paloma, in the eastern reaches of the corner near the Brazilian border, to Colonia, a Portugese colonial city on the river across from Buenos Aires. The […]

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  November 30, 1999   No comments