Bigger isn’t always better. With this is mind, and in the spirit of equality, we thought that after spending time in Argentina’s Capital Federal it would almost be rude not to visit Montevideo in Uruguay, Buenos Aires’ little sister.
Uruguay’s capital sits just the other side of the Rio de la Plata. The river is one of the widest in the world (perhaps the widest if our taxi driver can be trusted as a reliable source) so the speed boat journey across is still a good 2 hours. Tickets for these boats do get booked by the way, so reserve online with Buquebus, else you might get stuck in first class…
Sundays in Montevideo
Montevideo Old Town
Things are slightly cheaper than on the Argentinian side, and so souvenir buying is even more tempting. In addition to an original retro print from the Montevideo screen printing club, which we are now having to carry across the whole country, Ollie allowed me to purchase this lovely hand made necklace, one side pressed flower and one side Uruguayan coin.