While we stood here, waiting for a moment to take a picture of this famous landmark of Punta del Este without any people in the frame, I saw a little scene play out.
A small car was parked by the road and a large family was coming back from the beach with sand buckets, picnic baskets, towels, teenagers, small children, aunts and uncles.
Everyone went about their business packing the things into the car. In a slow but organised manner, they all got into the tiny car, which was bursting at its seams.
…Everyone, except a teenage girl, who casually walked around the car, opened the trunk and hopped in. She pulled the trunk lid closed. And off they went!
To me, this didn’t seem like a nice or safe place to travel but who am I to judge. I guess I’ve been watching too many crime shows.