Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Adios, Uruguay!

On Wednesday afternoon I left Uruguay... It's a 1h30 ride from Punta del Este to Montevideo, then a 45mn-flight to Buenos Aires, where there's a 7-hr wait, then a 13-hr flight to Madrid, 2 hrs in Madrid and at last a 2-hr flight to Paris... I'm actually posting from Buenos Aires's Airport!
Before we all leave Uruguay, here are a few more pictures: the sign Calle de los caballos (Horse street), on a beautiful, fragrant Eucalyptus tree, Montevideo seen from Pluna's tiny plane and finally, a Mafalda cartoon.
Mafalda, the terrifically funny and opinionated Argentine little girl created by Quino decades ago, still appears daily on the front page of the newspaper El Pais. Here's what she says:
Let's have a look at this new story book....
"In a far away country there lived an ogre who ate little children"...
There it goes again! They're always eating us!
Until when are we going to be the chickens of literature?
I hope you enjoyed our trip to Uruguay.... If you want to visit this gorgeous country, whose people are welcoming and warm, make sure to send me an email and I'll give you some tips and addresses!


/// said...

I did enjoy the trip-- thanks so MUCH for bringing us along, dear Mary! :)

karin said...

Great pic from the plane and the cartoon is very funny.

Esti said...

Mafalda ha sido un personaje muy presente en mi niñez!

Unknown said...

Tus entradas desde Uruguay fueron muy lindas!

ALL THE BEST said...

So glad you had a wonderful trip! Thank you for sharing!!!

pve design said...

A long flight - but well worth - the virtual visit!

Laura Stockett Roberts said...

such lovely photos. I'm so glad you shared them with us!

Anonymous said...

Mary-Laure, you were a wonderful reporter! What's next?

Unknown said...

that tree is just beautiful. i love hand-painted signs. i'm sad "our" trip to uruguay is over. i've had so much fun living vicariously through you. i loved the ride!~

Mrs.French said...

I will definitely put it on my list. I am so glad you had a wonderful time.

Jill said...

Hopefully you are home safe in Paris now! I hope your long journey wasn't too bad. Thanks again for this amazing trip to Uruguay...I've always been curious about what it's like looks fabulous!

Jill said...

Hopefully you are home safe in Paris now! I hope your long journey wasn't too bad. Thanks again for this amazing trip to Uruguay...I've always been curious about what it's like loks fabulous!

krisstl said...

Thank you for this trip ! I enjoyed reading you. I followed you during this blog-trip. It was really nice to sharing this with us. Your narration kept me, your illustrative pictures are really superbs. Thanks a lot !

mansuetude said...

how long are we going to be the chickens of literature *

i love this phrase. Thank you.

love your photos too, the way the world is all parceled out, cut into bite size shapes from the sky view--it too being eaten up. :)

Iñaki said...

Aww, my mom is a huge Mafalda fan! She's always quoting her... haha, quite funny if you ask me!


Chloé Van Paris said...

On était bien en Uruguay. Mais le voyage est trés long!
Je pense que Benjy a dû te manquer.
L'oracle reviendra -t-il bientôt?



i really enjoy that airplane shots!
Uruguay must be so amazing, after you, i really wanna to go there some day :)
it´s so close to my country!

a kiss and a hug,
thanks a lot for your great messages,

Anonymous said...

the black sea
had me think
of an old
Italian song
from Lucio Battisti
called 'la canzone del sole'
still singing
in every Italian mind
as well in mine:

o mare nero, o mare nero,
o mare ne...
tu eri chiaro
e trasparente
come me.
Il sole quando sorge,
sorge piano e poi
la luce si diffonde
tutto intorno a noi
le ombre ed i fantasmi
della notte sono alberi
e cespugli ancora in fiore
sono gli occhi di una donna
ancora piena d'amore.

Line said...

thank you - I enjoyed the trip so much!

artycho said...

I surely enjoy the journey through Uruguay! thank you so much for your fab pictures and great tips!Welcome back home!

Jill said...

Mary-Laure, I left you an award over on my blog...happy Sunday to you!

Arlene said...

Thank you for posting about your trip. I wish to travel (hopefully I'll be able to one day!), and your narratives were quite lovely. I had never considered Uraguay as a destination for one of my trips, but it's on the list now! Thanks!

Unknown said...

you've been to, how exotic :)