Monday, April 11, 2011


Piriapolis is a beach resort town located east of Montevideo.  World-famous Punta del Este is farther to the east.  The pictures of Punta del Este remind me of Miami Beach, but I didn't like Miami Beach at all!  Piriapolis is a much smaller place.

We took the morning bus from Tres Cruces bus terminal and spent the afternoon walking around.  Piriapolis is a very pleasant town, and we liked it much more than Algarrobo, Chile.  We would happily come back here.  It was pretty empty, though, probably because the season has passed.  Many places were closed.

The Hotel Argentino is an old-style sort of place.  It reminds me of the Moana Hotel in Waikiki.

Schoolchildren playing on the beach.


  1. Bruce, the first picture in this post is one of the best you've taken so far! Beautiful! Blow it up to 20x30 and print it on canvas. It's ART!

  2. Thanks, Tina! And I can actually say that I planned it that way! I wasn't really happy about having to point so much into the sun, but the effect seems to have worked. Particularly with the reflections.