Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sea Food paradise

One of my strict travel rules is not to eat fish or seafood unless its really fresh, and also to eat seafood and fish when at seaside cities, specially in the southern Atlantic or Pacific where the sea food tends to be bigger and tastier.

It came to my knowledge that José Ignacio has one of the 10 best restaurants to eat seafood worldwide, according to T& L magazine. Ofcourse that comes with a price tag attached that exceeds my modest travel budget, and also my aversion to expensive restaurants.
So come lunch time I asked around and was referred to a discreet restaurant called "La Farola", in Jose Ignacio, BTW, the town is 10 by ten blocks , so you´ll find it.

The place is owned and run by people born and raised "in Town", it began as a grocery store, with a cafe attached and became a full fledged restaurant.
I ordered the "Tallarines con mariscos" which is spaghetti with seafood, that is best had with white wine, but I had to condescend to my company and share a beer.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Lighthouse at Jose Ignacio

José ignacio is a very exclusive resort town located 20 minutes away from Punta del Este. If you are able to stay here it means you are pretty wealthy, or maybe you will just visit like myself.
Its lighthouse is more interesting than the one in Punta, cuz its located right smack on the beach, and besides that and the beach itself, there isn´t much else to see.

nevertheless it has some very nice panoramas and a picturesque fishermen's cove. An ideal place to meditate and relax

Saturday, 21 March 2015

From the past - lima´s doors and windows

Today I give you a selection of Doors and windows found in the very colonial city of Lima, Peru.
See the Pdf here

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

In Passing snapshot - Sunset at the Port

Photographers are atracted to sunsets like mice to peanut butter, yeah maybe in france they like cheese...Anyway I would like to share a pic thet I took close to the montevideo port, with the help of "the photographers ephemeris" an app that helps you pinpoint the sunrises and sunsets exact vantage point. which comes very handy when you are around bays and peninsulas.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

In passing snapshot - The urban tree lane

This pic was definitely taken in passing, hence its blurriness. The point is that cities with trees tend to give its inhabitants a certain serenity, something I´ve noticed in Montevideo.
In any case I found this stretch of Paraguay street very picturesque, adorned with a type of tree that here they call "Platano", found all over the city.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A canadian relic - the Toronto made Overland

As funny as it may sound, in all my years living in Toronto, I never heard bout an overland car factory that had operated in the city. To my surprise when going over some shots I took at the old car show I covered in La Floresta, i saw that one of the early 1920's models was actually made in T.O.

It seems that overland was a division of Willys, later bought by jeep and GM, that had a factory located in Toronto the good. Funny that i came all the way to Uruguay to see one of these beauties for the first time.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Montevideo's car washers

Come Saturday, its a universal habit to wash your car, either you DYS in your driveway or those places that operate with coins or you get ripped off at the car washes normally found at gas stations that set you back anywhere from 15 to 40 bucks, and your car doesen´t come out that great anyway.
Here in Montevideo you can find this manual car washers set up on the curb of major avenues that will wash your vehicle in record time, inside and out for a very reasonable price.