Saturday (Sabado) 27th March, 2010
Day 379

Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay
Miles: 139,119
S 34.89373°
W 56.16461°

This morning we drove the 170 km into Montevideo. The road was straight, mostly 4 lanes, and in places in need of repair. The country side was flat or slightly rolling hills, green with enough palm trees to give a slightly tropical feel. The towns and dwellings along the way indicated a population that was not particularly affluent. The old cars and trucks emphasized this.

In the afternoon Nina took a tour of the city. She discovered that the Rio De la Plata is 220 km wide at its widest point, that the city has a population of 1.8 million people in a country with a total population of 3.2 million; which makes it one of the worlds most urbanized countries. In the last election 2.5 million people (over 18) voted, highlighting the fact that Uruguay has South Americas oldest population. She also noted a lot of homeless people in the streets of the city.

I spent the afternoon working on the new website.


We are staying a few days at the Days Inn right opposite the main bus terminal on Boulevard General Artigas, near where it intersects with Ave 8th Octubre.

There is parking nearby that can accommodate the Tiger and even larger vehicles.

There were a number of signs for camping places today as we travelled along highway 1 but none in Montevideo.