Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Punta del Este

I realize that I haven't posted in awhile about the final destination for our Semana Santa trip. Its been a busy few weeks! So here's a brief snapshot of our three days in Punta.
First, I'll preface by saying that Punta is the place where a lot of our students go for the summer, and its the "it" place to be seen by Argentines, Paraguayans, and Brazilians. So we thought we have to go there once and at least see what everyone has been talking about. Quite honestly, it was an okay beach with a lot of people! It was our least favorite part of the trip. We did play some paddle ball on the beach, laid out in the sun, ate some good steak, and went for a nice bike ride.
Here is a view of Punta- notice all the high rise buildings along the white sand beach?
Here is a view of the rocky side of the peninsula.

Finally, us in front of the "hand." There was a famous artist who built this structure on the beach here and its a famous landmark in Uruguay. Our hotel was about two blocks from here, which was incredibly nice to be so close to the beach.

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

What? No picture of a giant finger picking your nose? Come on!!! ;)

Alex watched me type this and then said...."that's funny cause I was gonna write...'hey look! There's a booger on one of those fingers! Oh wait, it's just Wiener'"