Armed with a home base in the nation's capital, courtesy of fine friends, the Lopez family. We decided to face some small facts, we we're getting a little chubby. Lucky for us there was a little gym around the corner, good spots to sun, and a great board walk stretching the coast. Unfortunately, we fell in love with Mercado Del Puerta, the Disney Land of meats. And we were regularly urged to eat and eat. Even if it happened to be intestines still filled with the cows food. Needless to say, our get-back-in-shape-efforts we're a wash.
Heading up the coast to Punta del Este — Uruguay's luxury beach scene — we came to a realisation, we just don't run in the right circles. The harbour was bobbing with a collection of yachts and sailboats that make every other harbour we've been to seem like a tub full of rubber duckies.
Later we cruised to Punta Del Diablo at the northern edge of the country. This was the moment we needed before Carnaval in Rio. A place right on the beach, tranquilo vibe, great surf, and lots of tasty chow straight from the sea. We only wished we could have stayed longer.