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2012 - STAR PRINCESS - MONTEVIDEO

A RIDE TO A HACIENDA FOR A BARBECUE & SOME FOLK DANCING


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URUGUAY. Admit it now

You really don't know much about Uruguay, do you?

It's a fact. Only Italy, Germany & Brazil have won the WOLD CUP more times than Uruguay !!!!

One less than England, France, Spain, & the Netherlands - combined .!!!!!

THAT IS TRULY AMAZING.

It's also a surprisingly long way from Rio to Montevideo - 2187 KM by sea

Anyway - on we go

Today I take a tour into the countryside to visit a Hacienda for a ride on a tractor ( Whoop de do! ), A look at a beach. A Barbecue. Some dancing. A look at farm life & the animals & a slow ride back to the StarPrincess.

A quick check to see the cabin is ok & I am seeing straight

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And on to the Hacienda, where the coals are warming the food up niceley

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Hopefully, these aren't on the menu.

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A quick trip to the beach & a taste of some local fruit juice. Very nice if a bit lonely looking. Where are the beach umbrellas?

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Ooops! Did it again..

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The owners son & grand-son...

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The owner, working hard at cranking something....

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Dancing - which even I enjoyed. Cannot imagine why!

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The owner - looking a little Sheepish?

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A passenger trying her hand at milking..

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...and Sheep shearing. The idea is for the whole lot to come off in one sheet..

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Done it. Well done.

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People were lining up to choose between a ride on a horse or be dragged by a horse around the field on a blanket of leather. Neither appealed to me & this lady was keeping out of the way too.

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Beautiful horses....

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Back to Montevideo & some street life

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Leaving Montevideo. A lady I worked with called it Monty Video.

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It's very close to here the German Pocket Battleship the Graf Spee lies under the ocean. There is an anchor on display but I missed it going out on tour & coming back.

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A surprisingly very enjoyable, day out, considering there were no expectations at all.

The people at the Hacienda were very cheery & pleasant.

The dancing girls were very pretty & actually looked as if they were enjoying themselves. Even the animals looked like that. No mis-treatment here.

Had a try of everything on offer at the Barbecue & it was all very tasty.

Buenos Aires next. Being from the UK, I am not sure what sort of reception I will get there.

Posted by hasbeen 11:30 Archived in Uruguay Tagged hacienda

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