So we got to Punta del Este after a gruelling 36 hours of travelling from iguazu (including a not so entertaining 8 hour wait in Buenos Aires bus station). Here is like the St Tropez of South America. Lots of shiny buildings, shiny boats, and rich americans. We were lucky enough to get the chance to experience the life of the rich as Oli knew a family from here who let him stay on their sun seeker. The boat was incredibly cool equipped with bedrooms, kitchen, and a wii to entertain us on the not so sunny days.
Captain Carlos took us out one day to the little island off the coast. We took the tender to the boat out to do some water skiing and doughnutting. Hannah was excellent at this, Georgia not so much... however Georgia excelled in driving the boat and managed to throw Oli out of the doughnut ring whilst turning corners at high speeds!
It has been like a holiday within a holiday and very different from a typical backpackers route. Not quite slummy enough for us, or within our budget range! It was nice to have a little luxury for a while, although we still havent managed to wash our clothes. Currently wearing denim shorts that have been worn nearly every day.. imagine the smell...
Next stop, Buenos Aires.