Video Update 2: Thoughts on Montevideo and the Peso

Last modified on January 23rd, 2011

7 responses to “Video Update 2: Thoughts on Montevideo and the Peso”

  1. Dale Mugford says:

    Poop. No mobile version ;(

  2. Duane says:

    That’s strange, I am actually paying for Vimeo plus. I’ll look into it.

  3. Sounds like a good time down there! 🙂 Ya, too bad about the lack of a walking tour, I much prefer those to buses as well.

    The graffiti in BA never really bothered me, I think because some of it is actually quite nice. But I did definitely notice the dirtiness. Every night around 3am or so street cleaners come down the main roads with a firehose and spray down all the sidewalks and pick up the trash, yet amazingly by the next evening there’s garbage all over again. There’s not the same culture there of littering I believe and generally I think if you toss something /close/ to a garbage can that’s good enough, as I noticed several people just tossing their wrappers and such on the ground when they were done with whatever was inside.

    One thing I /never/ really got over was the airconditioners!. Most apartments have A/C now, yet almost /none/ of them have proper drainage for the excess water, so it just drops down on the sidewalk, generally hitting people in the head :). You experienced that much yet?

  4. Duane says:

    Apparently the Graffitti is a lot worse now. I’ll take some shots, but it’s really everywhere. It’s especially noticeable at night when all the steel doors come up over the windows, and the streets are caked in it. My friend Gus was here a few years ago, and he says it’s a lot worse now, so maybe it’s different than when you were here.

    Yah, I’ve been hit a few times in the head with A/C water, but nothing too bad 🙂

  5. Lisa says:

    Graffiti is common in strange places, I’ve found. It was terrible in Bologna, which was one of the nicest, most gentle places I have visited, as well as Auckland, again, a lovely and beautiful place. I guess there is always a need and a role for subversiveness in places which seem otherwise comfortable.

  6. Emilio says:

    Maybe graffiti doesn’t carry the same stigma it carries in North America and other places. Apparently there’s a ‘graffiti tour’ in Buenos Aires you can take where you’re taken around to appreciate various forms of ‘street art’.

    I’d like to check out some of your graffiti shots Duane.

  7. Matthew Good says:

    You look terrible.

    And of course you shouldn’t compare anything to home.

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