Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blogging from Punta del Este


It was a 14-hour flight from Paris to Buenos Aires, where I changed airports and waited at Aeroparque a couple of hours. The bus from Ezeiza to Aeroparque drove on a wide, modern freeway before venturing into the streets of Agrentina's capital; as I was wondering why we left the freeway, the answer appeared before my eyes: said freeway ends abruptly, and was left unfinished.At least it gave me a chance to glance at Buenos Aires again, a city I love. I had some sweet, delicious croissant-like medialunas and had a cortado (similar to an Italian caffè macchiato), the latter at an airport cafe amusingly called La Madeleine... Then a small airplane flew me over the Rio de la Plata to Montevideo, where my grandma was waiting for me. In balmy weather and Uruguay's beautifully rich light, we drove me to Punta del Este, somme 110km (75 miles) away.
Home at last!

20 comments:

Laura said...

I look forward to reading and enjoying your Uruguay posts!

A World in a PAN said...

Ah, that "mezza luna" makes me wish I were there! Have you tried them with a slice of cheese?
"Media luna con queso" or "media luna con jamon y queso", my favorite, but not for vegetarians!

jean-louis said...

Je ne comprends pas par ou tu es passee pour arriver a Aeroparque car il ya un mois je suis alle du meme aeroport EZE a Aeroparque tout le temps par un freeway qui ne s arretait pas comme sur ta photo..il faut dire que moi j ai pris un taxi qui m a pris 30 US et non un bus because same when I lived in Colombia I'm a gringo, you no!! Your Dad

Kwana said...

Thanks for the play by play and your moving photos. Vroom!

jo said...

makes me want to travel right this second!

Adele said...

hey thanks for visiting my site... hope you had fun in Paris :) wow ive always wanted to go to Buenos Aires looks beutiful :)x

miss cavendish said...

How absolutely delightful to go home to your grandmother. I loved visiting mine on Prince Edward Island, especially when I was grown up (!) and we could connect on a more mature level. Have a wonderufl stay.

andrea tachezy said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures and photos. Your life seems to be full of travelling. It is nice for me who is mostly "sitting at home" to travel with you. I am looking to see and read your next posts.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you for the lovely virtual visit...looking forward to more.

Taocito said...

Oooooh! How lovely! I myself am a big fan of media lunas though we refer to it as croissants around here...
But do tell me more about the grandmother. She seems such a colorful character.

mansuetude said...

love love the freeway image with the rebarb hanging out...almost visceral. also, the way everything is on a "tilt" it adds a hint of tipsy tirvy... enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Lucky Marylore!

La minuscule exposition said...

bon ça fait rêver tout ça.

marie said...

oh so exciting! et miam miam aussi! can;t wait to hear more ;)

Octavine Illustration said...

aaaaah, what happens next? the pictures are so pretty...i am living vicariously. can't wait for the next post!~

Mrs.French said...

I am so jealous. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Jill said...

So glad you are blogging from here...can't wait to see more of Uruguay. Hope you are having fun with your grandmother!

flo said...

découverte en passant par chez Esti:
Pas le temps de m'attarder ce soir mais je reviendrais c'est sûr me ressourcer à ces langoureuses atmosphères
__!merci!__

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, your trip looks amazing! have a wonderful time xoxo

Travel Hip. TV said...

I was just in Punta myself. Medialunas calientas, the perfect snack. Be sure to check out La Huella in Jose Ignacio:)