Travel Blogs from Uruguay, Uruguay

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On Ur(uguay) Bike, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

On Ur(uguay) Bike

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... note of the missing lightbulbs. As frugality is back on the menu, we scoured the supermarket shelves for cheap dinner ingredients. Considering Uruguay is the most expensive country we've been to in South America, we were pleased with our £2 per head ...

Leaving Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Leaving Montevideo

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... am so useless!) but they were part of our daily routine of our stay and I will miss them.  We will all miss Uruguay. We have arrived safely in Santiago, our apartment is 22 stories high (please may the continental plates not shift while we are ...

"We're travellers, not tourists mum!"

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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Uruguay has been a place for us to stop and truly just plonk ourselves down and relax. No high expectations, just a place for Campbell to get ready for his exams (so maybe not as relaxed for him) and us to just veg out. After the "mugging" incident we ...

See you at the Disco, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

See you at the Disco

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... the other bigger countries of South America and Uruguayans are proud of their uniqueness. According to Campbell our family information giver Uruguay was in it's height of progress in  the 1940s and 1950s hence the array of art deco style buildings ...

Uruguay - Weirduguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay - Weirduguay

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Uruguay is weird.  Took the high speed ferry first thing in the morning...wow that subway is packed.....ferries to Colonial Uruguay - two speeds, two prices.    One hour fast ferry about $80 return, three hour slow ferry about $60.  ...

Wrestling with Uruguayans!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Wrestling with Uruguayans!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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I am currently back in Salt Lake City attending Zach's funeral. The others continued onto Montevideo without me, I will fly down on Sunday. Yesterday I receive this email from Andrew:   We have had an eventful day. We only just arrived here at ...

A whole new country, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

A whole new country

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... cousin - confused yet?), who married a German, Charles, and being Jewish they were forced to flee Europe in the 30s, and came to Uruguay, owing to that being the only place prepared to have them at the time. They had Pedro and Anita (who I will be ...

King for a day, ...or for a week actually., Punta del Este and La Barra, Uruguay travel blog

King for a day, ...or for a week actually.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I'm flying from Buenos Aires and back to Europe in two days, and my last week down here in Latin America I have spent in Punta del Este with a very good friend. We happened to get a very good deal at an ultra fancy (backpacker) spa and casino resort, so ...

Lovely little Colonia, Uruguay, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Lovely little Colonia, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... to be finished classes though, and am looking forward to starting the fun stuff. Yesterday I took a day trip to Colonia in Uruguay. It was a strange little town, very quaint, quite touristy, but a nice change of pace after the bustle of Buenos Aires. ...

Pesky tourists, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Pesky tourists

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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There was a two-day bike ride or a two-hour bus ride between Montevideo and Colonia, from where I could get the boat over the (very very wide) river to Buenos Aires. Which should I choose? Which would you choose? Pablo presented me with every bit of data ...

and this is the capital??, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

and this is the capital??

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... , we jumped on the next bus out to Montevideo. For a capital city it`s ridiculously small and relaxed! Then again, Uruguay is the second smallest country in this continent. For a country so tiny it is actually reasonably affluent with wealthy coastal ...

Cute little Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Cute little Colonia

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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Our last stop in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, is listed by UNESCO as the most complete illustration of colonial architecture in South America. Founded in 1680 by Portuguese settlers from Brazil, it was an important base for smuggling British goods ...

V is for Victory, Parque Nacional El Palmar, Argentina travel blog

V is for Victory

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... and I hate schoolchildren, I'd never become a teacher, to be honest, who would, you'd have to be crazy. My plan for the next day was to cross into Uruguay, stay there the night and then get the bus to Montevideo, the capital, to meet my relative ...

3 cities, 4 airports, 1 long day, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

3 cities, 4 airports, 1 long day

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... be another airport.) The flight was fine and Andrew even managed to get some sleep.  We touched down in Montevideo, Uruguay at 10am thirty minutes after leaving Argentina, an hour on, and as our bags were checked straight through to Brazil we ...

Montevideo - Day 30-31, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo - Day 30-31

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Day 30 - 05/01/09 Caught the bus this morning to Montevideo. Was only a short 2 hour journey which cut through lush green agricultural land. When I arrived in the city, had to look around for a hostel, my first choice was fully booked so I a bit ...

My new word... PLANLESSLY, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

My new word... PLANLESSLY

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... as a low-key beach resort.  During the month of January, ten thousand vacationers from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, will be wandering around town and pacing the beach in flip-flops 'til their hearts content.  What will ...

Interesting city...boring post, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Interesting city...boring post

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... environments...enough so that it has started to take a lot to get us to turn our heads. Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay are all progressive, highly developed nations. Although there is "local flavor," there is a lot culturally, economically, socially that ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia del Sacramento

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Bad timing again!!!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Bad timing again!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... After spending the night in Buenos Aires we caught a ferry across the delta of the River Plate to arrive in Colonia, Uruguay. Colonia is a delightfully cute colonial town that was once a flourishing Spanish (and later Swiss) trading post in the ...

Fake ones will be sniggered at., Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Fake ones will be sniggered at.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... about six hours with boat and bus from Buenos Aires, and our last chance for a bit of sun and beaches before Christmas. Uruguay is pretty cheap (although not as cheap as Argentina), so when my brother and I walk around looking for apartments that's up ...

A day in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A day in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... I'd hop over and get some sun for a day or two, but it's been cold and rainy the entire week - I wanted to see Uruguay, but wasn't keen on walking the beach with an umbrella. So I changed my plans, skipped the Uruguay resorts and went to a ...

Visiting the Centinario..., Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Visiting the Centinario...

A travel blog entry by catters

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Farewelling Pablo and a New Travel Partner..., Punte del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Farewelling Pablo and a New Travel Partner...

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A beautiful day in Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A beautiful day in Colonia

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Got up and attempted our free croissant & coffee breakfast - Lorna succeeded, but I still wasn't feeling good. We decided to walk up to the bus station so I could get some fresh air. We took our time and got there 30mins before our bus was due to leave ...

... an extra day in Miami?!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

... an extra day in Miami?!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... , it was bad news for my family. I was stuck in Miami. Due to a 3 1/2 hour delay in JFK we missed our fight to Uruguay. We boarded the plane at JFK ready to depart at 5.30pm when American Airlines informed us that there was a delay due to a maintenance ...

The Famous Beach, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

The Famous Beach

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Now this is more like it....a town with some action!  But ouch!  You pay for it.  Punta del Este is a famous beach resort town that South Americans flock to by the thousands during their summer vacation... which starts in like two ...

Drinking Mate in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Drinking Mate in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... , I really should have bought a cup of Mate to taste, but after 13 days as a fearless semi-backpacker, I spent my day in Uruguay as a shamelessly lazy semi-backpacker! I found a nice window seat and enjoyed the 3-hour ride to the town of Colonia. FANCY ...

Met Celina for the day and got the shits, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Met Celina for the day and got the shits

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... to see me covered in my own pooh! It was great to catch up with Celina, who has been travelling as well. She is originally from Uruguay so is in theory back home, although she spent 8 years in England. We had a laugh and joke about our old work days, in ...

Off the Beaten Track of Uruguay, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

Off the Beaten Track of Uruguay

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After five weeks "on the job" at the hostel in Montevideo, I finally moved out with the intent to visit parts of this unknown, little explored country.  What I learned is that there are reasons it is seldom visited and barely explored.   ...

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