Beach, hotels, surfing season, transportation, Weather, cop
12.11.2008 30 °C
From Montevideo, hop on a Cot Bus at the city bus terminal. The trip from Montevideo to Punta Del Este will cost you 280 pesos (12-14 USD) round trip. It is an hour and a half ride but it goes quick. Don´t be fooled into taking a private charter bus. This will cost you about 35 USD and, I my opinion, is not worth it. The COT bus drops you off foot steps away from the beach. No tour guide necessary
Punta Del Este has miles of pristine Coast Line. This is a vacationers paradise. The busy season starts in Decemeber/January. I missed it by a month, but I could tell by all the construction and hotels going up that this place is the spring break of Mexico. Sky scraping condos, and beachfront bars make Punta Del Este one of the most beautiful places I have visited. In season or not, the weather was 29 degrees Celsius and I got burnt. The waves were plentiful and the water was refreshing (warm compared to my new york beaches).
My friend Carlos taught me his native martial arts of Copoeira on the shore line today. Copeira is a mix between a freestyle dance and mixed martial arts. It takes a lot of agility and requires acute attention so you are not side swiped in the head. It was really fun to learn it from a Brazilian who has been practicing it his whole life. I don´t think I did to bad. Just throw some head spins and legs weeps in there with a few round house kicks and all of a sudden you look like you know what your doing. It felt like something out of the movie Karate Kid. But its definitely something I will work on.
After catching some solar sunshine, I went for a jog down the beach to checkout some surfers. On the way back I was chased by a dog. I thought it was a stray so I was running my ass off (There are stray dogs everywhere in South America) The thing was trying to hump my leg while I was in full speed. I was getting scratched up and I thought for sure I going to need to use my "STA extreme travelers insurance". I slowed up and just calmed her down. Turns out it belonged to this guy and it was just a puppy. No Worries. I lived to see another day