Montevideo, Uruguay, here I come!
Yeah, you heard me. Montevideo. Don’t you know it? Capital of Uruguay, home of the first World Cup, the first country to legalize marijuana…the list goes on…I think.
(It does. I simply don’t know about it at this point.)
So why did I buy a ticket to Montevideo if going to Uruguay wasn’t part of my original plan?
Well, the plane ticket was $200 dollars cheaper than flying to Buenos Aires, and Montevideo happens to be a 2 hour bus and 30-minute boat ride away from BA. And, hey, I’ll never complain about seeing a new city.
So after this, I’m not planning any minute details, just getting a general idea. I may end up liking some places more than others, so it wouldn’t do me any good to plan for x-days in a place just because some rando on TripAdvisor says so.
I’ll be heading north. I’m going in this direction because A. Argentina (and Uruguay) are the most expensive countries and I’d prefer to start there, and B. Colombia is supposedly the most fun country and I want to save it for last. Also, since I’m buying a one-way flight, I figured my probably-last-minute return ticket will be better off bought from Colombia so that it won’t be too pricey.
I’m skipping Brazil for the time being because of time/money constraints. Have you seen Brazil on a map? It’s huge!
Maybe it’s also because I don’t speak Portuguese.
Honestly, I don’t know too much about Montevideo, so I’m going to have to do some research before I get there. I’ve never even met a Uruguayan before! Hell, I majored in Spanish and I don’t think I’ve even read anything from there. However, my amigo A-dawg sent me an awesome song from a Uruguayan rock band called El Cuarteto de Nos, so I’ll be listening to their sweet sweet sounds in the meantime. This song, “Ya no sé qué hacer conmigo,” (‘I don’t know what to do with myself anymore’) really speaks to me. For obvious reasons.
Alright, hasta luego my faithful eggos! Time to go plan/not plan for things!