Eight Hours in Montevideo
I did my best to find the cheapest airfare and Pluna came through with a good deal that took me on a three-stop tour across this continent: São Paulo-Montevideo-Asunción-Santiago. My layover was eight hours in Montevideo so I took the opportunity to get another country’s stamp in my passport and continue the city in eight hours series I began in Toronto.
My first stop was The Manchester for a chivito, the Uruguayan national sandwich. I chose the Canadiense, the “Canadian.” It was quite a plate, as one can see below. What was so Canadian about it? I do not know.
Afterward, I started walking down to the main city plaza, Plaza Independencia and then headed down to the water where Río de la Plata meets the Atlantic. It was a bit rainy and cool but cleared up as I made my way back across town to the airport.
Montevideo was not the most exciting place on earth, especially on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but I enjoyed the new sights and the long break before the two flights I was about to take. It was better than sitting in an airport for those eight hours.