I’m heading back to the States for the weekend to pick up some of our stuff we have in storage… Why not have it shipped? Because, it’s cheaper to get on a plane and bring it back (by a couple of thousand dollars).
When you are getting ready to fly out of Uruguay there is something you should know. You have to pay an airport exit fee. Why? I don’t know… But, they won’t let your through security until you’ve got your bar-coded receipt.
It’s U$S 31 or $744 pesos (as of today’s exchange rate Friday Aug. 14, 09). I tried to whip out my good ole MasterCard, but the lady wouldn’t accept it… Maybe she didn’t like me, but whatever the case may be… all she wanted from me was my boarding pass and my cash… I’m sure glad I had pesos on me.
As I sit here at the airport, I am enjoying one of my favorite pastimes. People watching. One thing about Uruguay is, the mullet has definitely not fallen out of style, both for men and women (it’s kind of scary)…
Either have tie-dye outfits, from head to toe tie-dye outfits that is. In addition, it’s around 20-22C degrees today (68-72F)… By looking at everyone in the airport here, you would think it’s 20 below. People here tend to overdress for cold weather… or even warm weather. Tons of clothing, hats gloves and scarves… and when they take those off… they have 4 layers of sweaters on below. None of that bothers me, it’s just observations.
If you are one of the people I’m getting ready to describe, and you take offense to this… good… I really think there should be a law passed here (and everywhere) about men not being allowed to wear skin-tight low cut V-neck T-shirts… AND… There’s just something wrong with men carrying a purse… I don’t care if it’s called a “man-purse”… There’s just something not right about that… So if I’m describing you, you’re doing wrong.