We rode the city bus for 40+ minutes and then we set off to walk up a crazy high hill. I walked halfway up. I could have done it if I had my own time but those kids were trotting along. And then I thumbed a ride! I got in a strangers car and asked him to please drive me ‘up there’. What a relief.
It seemed the guy was pleased about speaking English and he drove me around the whole fort pointing out this building and that, the ‘real Montevideo’ meaning the poor area, parts of the port, and more. Thanks car guy!