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Day 362 Montevideo, Uruguay: Homework or bust.


I got up with the intention of heading out. I had all my bags packed, dropped off my big pack as I wanted to go by this internet cafe I found that said they could burn all my photos on to a couple of dvd’s versus the dozen of cd’s that I had to do before. The prior night I had stayed up getting it all organized and split up to fit perfectly on two dvd’s. When I went to the shop, it wasn’t open until noon, so I wasted an hour just wandering around and getting a chorizo sandwich for lunch. About 12:30pm the guy showed up and opened up. We got started right away with setting up my laptop onto their network. The guy actually knew what he was doing so that put my mind to ease. I spent the whole night creating a whole new copy of everything just in case they screwed something up.

Now what he estimated the night before should take about a half an hour ended up taking seven hours. SEVEN HOURS. Fuck. I sat on my ass for seven hours as we first tried downloading the info right onto the burning software and then locking it up after a couple of hours and having to start over. Then we downloaded all the files to his main computer which took another two hours per file. Then the burning which was faster but still took almost a half an hour per DVD. In all, it ended up costing eight dollars. Not too bad, and since my time is virtually of no value, it wasn’t too bad of a waste of time. Now, I can try and mail another copy and if that makes it I can free up some space on the hard drive and hopefully improve the speed of Counter-Strike.

Being that it was after 7pm, I decided that making the run down to Punta de Este wasn’t feasible at such a late hour, so when I went back to the hotel I told them one more night. And that is where I leave it. Tomorrow morning, first thing I am heading to the bus terminal, uploading these entries, and heading to the resort town of Punta de Este, Uruguay.


2 responses to “Day 362 Montevideo, Uruguay: Homework or bust.”

  1. joe says:

    hey why don’t you take those shoes to a cobbler and have them sew up the split.

  2. steve says:

    I have been looking but in Chile and Argentina they are like the States, everything is disposable. Back in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, it was no problem getting my sandals and boots done because there were shoe repair people on every corner. Argentina and Chile, nothing. The fabric is also fairly trashed on the boots themselves so they have no water resiliency at all. Right now I am not too worried, but I need some good boots that are broken in when I hit Africa and start doing some more trekking.