Loved the Old Ladies
Old Ladies ABOUND in MVD. I mean at the Symphony I attended, I was one of the VERY few NON-Blue Hairs... and even dining... old ladies seated in tables next to me... Whereever you go, you will see old ladies. It's a good sign. It means old ladies live long here and old men don't!
I mean that in a GOOD way, folks...
Anyway, enjoy this jpg of an old lady Cackle I took outside the Museo... Seeing this animated group of all ladies talking about SOMETHING no doubt exciting and scandolus... they got VERY excited, spoke and laughed loudly! It was fun watching them!
More urban wanderings
The best thing you can bring to Montevideo is a good pair of walking shoes. You can avoid the cabs and buses and just see it on foot. It's a great way to get rid of excess calories from cerveza and all the extra food you sample on vacation.
When springtime arrives, and during summertime evenings, some Montevideans take their chairs to the sidewalk ("vereda") and watch the life pass by... and talk about the neighbours! This custom is very common among the elder people, at the districts situated far from downtown (and not so far!).
Cuando llega la primavera, y durante las nochecitas de verano, algunos montevideanos llevan sus sillas a la vereda y miran pasar la vida... y hablan de los vecinos! Esta costumbre es muy común entre la gente mayor, en los barrios alejados del centro (¡y no tan alejados!).
Just Walking Around Montevideo
One of the things I enjoyed in Montevideo was simply walking around and admiring the architecture. The houses were painted various colors and were beautifully designed. If they're affordable, Montevideo might be a great place to retire.
Jardín Botánico (arboretum) is a very nice place to take a walk and meet native and exotic flora.
Adress: 19 de Abril 1179 (Prado)
El Jardín Botánico es un muy lindo lugar para caminar y observar flora autóctona y exótica.
Dirección: 19 de Abril 1179 (Prado)