Monteviedeo / Punta del Este / Florianopolis
The capital of Uruguay is another very nice city with fantastic food. However, I spent only two nights and one full day there. But by exploring the city with a bicycle I saw many places and don’t think I missed a lot. The people there are by the way quite friendly as are the drivers on the street compared to the rest of South America. The most memorable memory, however, are the contradictions I have seen there all over the city. Some buildings are very modern and on the other hand there are old buildings in the very center that have not been taken care, are empty, and almost fall apart (or partly have fallen already).
Then Punta del Este is this fancy and expensive beach town / peninsula. Actually I wanted to visit the alternative counterpart, Punta del Diablo, as well but just did / could not make the time for this. So I just made my way directly to Florianopolis, Brazil.
The island of Florianopolis is beautiful, very green and packed with beaches. Unfortunately the weather was not that great. So my highlight was the Sushi place with not only delicious but also very special plates (all you can eat for 30 bucks).
Now I just left Spanish speaking countries for a long time… I heard that it can be offensive to speak Spanish in Brazil and expect people to understand. Well the question then would be; is gringo-language any better? But what are my options? Somehow I will manage these almost three remaining weeks.
I’m looking forward to visit family in Sao Paulo and a good friend in Recife where I’m also going to experience the famous Brazilian Carnival! As a farewell party for ‘The Perch on the road’