Independance Square in Capital City, Montevideo Punta del Este, a very wealthy resort town about 100 miles from Montevideo. (We stopped here first.) This is the "Newport Coast" of Uruguay.Apparently, someone buried a giant in the beach here, but he wasn't quite dead. Not sure what story they tell the school children about the sculpture, but we like our story better anyway. Note that children & teachers wear white "lab coats" as their uniforms. Future doctors? Or scientists? Or, perhaps those are "smocks", and they are future artists... Unique, anyway! A kind local offered to snap our picture. In conversation, she explained she is a dual citizen of Switzerland and Uruguay, married to a local. She and her husband retired here 20 years ago. This is a very wealthy area complete with heliport near the nicest homes. Apparently, Europeans like her have retired here due to the great exchange rate (24 pesos to the dollar).