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Montevideo to Colonia Valdense to Meet our Workaway Family

Sweet Maria and Ricardo, Superhosts of Airbnb in Montevideo

Today we leave Montevideo and our sweet Airbnb hosts who opened their rooftop Casita to us and their hearts. Maria and Ricardo alerted us that there would be a pop-up fruit and vegetable market the morning we were leaving. And sure enough, at 5:30 there were stands being erected just below the terrace.

Trucks full of fruits, vegetables and the vendor stands all showed up for the Tuesday pop-up market.
The terrace where we hung out and had meals the last 3 days.

Maria, Ricardo, Niles, Vivian, Gypsy and I packed the bags and kennel to the main street to flag a taxi. We had reserved an Uber but found that I had marked for “pm” rather than “am” on the app. Lord, planning is sometimes overrated. We flagged a super helpful taxi driver and got to the bus terminal with plenty of time. Gypsy has to ride in her kennel at all times in taxis and the long haul buses. Final hugs for Maria and Ricardo and we were off.

At the Tres Cruses estaciĆ³n waiting on our 2 hour bus trip.
Our destination is Colonia Valdense, Uruguay to be picked up by our host family through Workaway. We were accepted to stay with them to help around their farm and kitchen as well as do language exchange.
Niles and Gypsy on the terrace in Montevideo.
Our Casita in Montevideo.
The beach! Montevideo has several sandy beaches that are public. The sign says no dogs but, there were many….including Gypsy.
Walking tour of Montevideo. The better way to travel Montevideo is by bike or public bus but those were not an option with Gypsy.

Buenos Aires Airbnb Stay with Views on the cheap

https://abnb.me/Fxf5ICuBuub

Mike and his contemplation with coffee.
Final look of the view before embarking on the ferry to Uruguay
View from the balcony minus cage.
Mike and I walked to Peuro Modero on our first night. Magical for us.
Self-walking tour finds all sorts of pleasures in the many parks of Buenos Aires
Never used this Tembici system in part because the rates for tourists were $3 for 30 minutes and our budget was ever shrinking with increased port fees and stays at Airbnbs. Argentinans pay about $.30 for hours. The tourist dollar is super important here at museums and anything attracting foreigners. Expect to pay more than your Argentinan peers at the gates.
This reservation was super close to our port in case our vehicles became available while we were there. Unfortunately, customs was super slow and all the quality Airbnb bookings for 4 and a dog dried up while waitin. We had to split up after staying at this well located apartment. See the post on the ferry to Uruguay.
Big meal out at Peruvian restaurant, we obviously did not understand how much we were ordering. Argentinan wine is so good. Total in $US $36.00.
Argentinan Congress building
Bike lanes and amazing architecture in every direction in this neighborhood.
Favorite mural nearby.

Bogota Stay in Galerias

Check out this home on Airbnb! https://abnb.me/6njE6TWioub

We had a good stay in Bogota at this apartment which was situated in the Tembici bike rental system and near several parks, easy walking, a public square with exercise equipment and Simon Bolivar Parque within biking distance.

We chose this listing for price, 3 bedrooms, allowed a dog, within the Tembici system and parks close. When we were shopping we also wanted to be within 30 minutes of El Dorado Airport.