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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Biking for Grappa

Uruguay is not as famous as Argentina for its wine, but it does produce yummy wine and grappa. We found a local winery called Bodega Bernardi just 12 km outside of town and rented some bikes to get out there for some wine and grappa. This place was a super old winery and still has some of the original 1892 equipment. We had the place to ourselves with such a nice lady and more than enough grappa.

Then just a few kilometer’s down the road we found a farm with fresh jams, cheeses and the World’s Largest Pencil collection +1 (we stopped by the store to pick up another pencil for him)! Emilio and his wife were such gracious hosts, walking us through their home to show us their private collections and as it turns out, Emilo and his son also collect key chains, perfume bottles, ash trays, and other miscellaneous items. With the “Hoarders” show ringing in our heads, it made us appreciate our minimalist approach to getting rid of our stuff before traveling. **Note: Robin is no longer collecting frogs.

Neither of us are that big into American football (in Latin America you need to always specify “American” or else football = soccer), but since the 49ers were in it and a few folks in the hostel had never seen the Super Bowl, we thought it might be kinda fun to watch. So we got some local brews, cooked up some Uruguayan delights (carne milanesa and faina) and asked our hostel to put on the game. Sadly, our Spanish coverage on ESPN was in Spanish and did not have the coveted commercials, but no fear, we were able to stream them online in real time!!

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 05:50 Archived in Uruguay

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