Eight O’Clock Rock

Cross Uruguay from one end to the other doesn’t take one very long. It only took us a couple of hours from the border crossing to the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantida! We drove through cloudy weather to the most southern destination on our journey so far. The summer season does not start here until December so most hotels were unfortunately closed. After cruising around town for a little bit we finally found this pretty hotel ‘Birkina’ which had a secured parking spot to offer as well. The hotel used to be owned by Belgians, how about that?

We sorted out some paperwork for the car, went through our stuff to see what we are going to take back home and went for a dinner downtown. In what looked to be the biggest restaurant even made we ordered ourselves a local hamburger and a spaghetti bolognese. It was also the only place that was open. When we looked at the tv screen we noticed that it was already an hour later than our own watches indicated. So we corrected the time to 8:00pm. That made us feel a little less awkward eating so early in the evening. The locals usually only start dinner at 10:00pm, if not later.


After our delicious meal we went back to the hotel and watched some new episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ and then called it a day. The long drive had really worn us out so we didn’t have much trouble falling asleep.

Put your glad rags on and join me hon’,

We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one.

We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight,

We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight


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