On the 15th of February I enter Punta del Este. What a surprise! It was a combination of Monterey, California, Malibu, Palm Springs and and Santa Barbara. A very elite and expensive area. I stopped and looked at real estate listings and the prices are not cheap. High rise condos run $500,000 to $800,000 and the homes much more. During the peak vacation periods apartments rent for $8,000 to $15,000 per month.
On the 16th a ride around Punta del Este in 1st and 2nd gear.
The reasoning I am posting these pictures, is I think that many people believe that the world rotates around their own country and their own neighborhoods. I think that these pictures highlight that there are many spots in the world where people "Live the Good Life"!
It is the 17th of February, and I am feeling a little better today. I have decide to stay one more night in Punta del Este, before I head back to Argentina. Javier, of Dakar Moto in Buenos Aires, suggested that I visit Casapueblo, which was only 6 miles from Punta del Este.
Only an artist could be as creative, in the design of a home!
Carlos had a son, who was one of the rugby players that crashed in the Andes in 1972, which was made famous by the book and movie "Alive".
His son was one of the survivors.
Being sick for a few days, I was concerned about a 350 to 400 mile day.
As it turned out, I made it to Colon, Argentina by 3:30, and it was a great relaxing ride.
Could have easily done another 100 to 150 miles.
Uruguay has to be one of the MOST RELAXING places I have ever ridden!
I will always have fond memories of visiting and riding in Uruguay.
In the countryside these horse drawn carriages are also common.
The view from my 3rd floor room in Colon, Argentina which over looks the Rio Uruguay, which separates Uruguay and Argentina. One night here, then on to Rosario, Argentina.
Colon is a popular vacation and camping location for Argentines'.
The white sandy beach goes on for almost 3 miles.
That's it for now. The old beast is still running strong, although I am getting only 28 to 29 miles to the gallon!
That's it through the 18th of February, 2007.
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