Monday, October 3, 2011
Day 29 - José Gervasio Artigas
We arrived in Montevideo around 10:30 a.m. I had dozed a bit on the plane, but Nick couldn't sleep at all. Once we checked into our hotel, we walked a few blocks to Ciudad Vieja (the old city) in search of food. I had some giant ham and cheese crepes at a place we later decided was the Uruguayan equivalent of a Denny's. In the course of our wanderings, we walked through Plaza Independencia, the main square of the city. There was a huge statue of José Gervasio Artigas, the national hero of Uruguay. The pictures all came out kind of blah because it was so overcast and dreary, so I just made this one into a black and white. Once we got back to our hotel we slept for literally 14 hours straight. No joke.