Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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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 ...

3 months today!!!!!!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

3 months today!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by basa1126

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... for 3 months we had to renew our 90 tourist visa, so we decided to make a weekend trip out of it and head to Montevideo, Uruguay. We took a boat ride from Argentina to Uruguay and then a bus from Carmelo to Montevideo. We've decided that the best way to ...

Fray Bentos, Fray Bentos, Uruguay travel blog

Fray Bentos

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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"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 ...

Attack of the Satanic Satsuma, Concepcion del Uruguay, Argentina travel blog

Attack of the Satanic Satsuma

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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Although the title of this entry is envocative of 70s B-movie featuring a giant citric monster lumbering over distant hills juicing people with its deadly rind, the story actually begins several weeks ago, with small, cute and harmless caramelitos. These ...

A World of Its Own, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A World of Its Own

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... has always been, and continues to be a world of its own. One of South America's smallest Spanish speaking countries, Uruguay was historically sought after by both Portugal and Spain, and it was the rivalry between these two countries that eventually led ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: Another early morning for the 2 and a half hour bus ride from Colonia to Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital, it also cuts the price in half of getting the boat to from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. After Buenos Aires, Montevideo had a decidedly small ...

Seasonal siesta., Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Seasonal siesta.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... Rio de la Plata, with cobblestoned streets as well as historical buildings and churches. Hence it is also one of Uruguay's star attractions (the country doesn't really have many natural attractions, and are more famous for their friendly people, beaches ...

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 ...

Montevideo, Colonia and Fray Bentos, Montevideo, Colonia and Fray Bentos, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo, Colonia and Fray Bentos

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Montevideo, the Quiet Capital We leave Buenos Aires on a super-fast ferry, arriving in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, in a little over three hours. As soon as we step off the ferry in Montevideo and begin our walk in to town, we realize how ...

Fun Buggy, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Fun Buggy

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... freedom made us realize how over governed we are in South Australia, in fact Australia, particularly where driving regulations are concerned. Uruguay does not seem to be a rich country, but the people are very friendly and welcoming. We seemed to make a ...

3 Cheers for Pilsen, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

3 Cheers for Pilsen

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Colonia, Uruguay. I noticed the staff at this Hostel Colonial were not as kissy as at the last Hostel Suites, where everyone who came to work got kissed by fellow staff members, boys with boys and girls alike. They said it would be an insult if you did ...

Sod's law - a textbook case, Paysandú, Uruguay travel blog

Sod's law - a textbook case

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... : (1) this was due to be my last day of cycling anywhere, and (2) My original plan was to have already reached Paysandú, Uruguay, from where I could get a bus to Montevideo. However, as you know, last night, for the first time, my usual perfect timing ...

City Sights, Sea Lions and Sunny Beaches, La Paloma, Uruguay travel blog

City Sights, Sea Lions and Sunny Beaches

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... Assembly. Finally we were on our way to spend a few days exploring the famous beaches and resorts of eastern Uruguay. Although most Argentinean tourists head for the glamorous resorts like Atlántida, Piriapolis and Punte del Este, we definitely ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... and the last country on this trip. I plan on spending the last two weeks of my vacation relaxing on the famous beaches of Uruguay. Unfortunately, I do not have any more photos from my trip. I lost the last three and a half weeks worth of photos three ...

Colonia... a refreshingly relaxing town., Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia... a refreshingly relaxing town.

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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I crossed the Rio De La Plata from Buenos Aires to Colonia, to what is my 6th South American Country... Uruguay. I´m in Colonia del Sacramento which is an amazing little spot. The beauty of the town is that it is surrounded by ocean, and feels totally ...

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento - Day 29, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento - Day 29

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... relaxed laid back European atmosphere. I found out that the historical quarter of Colonia is the only UNESCO world heritage site in Uruguay. The town definitely justifies it's world heritage status, I feel like staying here for days, but I must push on ...

Operation Gringo Hunter, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Operation Gringo Hunter

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... before on E-Bay...they're getting quite cheap, which is nice! So I left Buenos Aires a while back to come to Montevideo, Uruguay...a country I think nobody knows anything about. If you imagine Uruguay to be a poor, dirty, run down, backwards kind of ...

Get busy livin' or get busy dyin', Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... backpackers that came through a week or so ago, it got really slow again...almost dead. And if I want to see other parts of Uruguay, I have to get moving. So I'm going to "get busy livin'". This pretty much wraps up my 5 week stint in Montevideo. About ...

The Devil, the Glasshouse and the Knicker thief!, Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

The Devil, the Glasshouse and the Knicker thief!

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... thought was in Uruguay, after some debate with the locals it turned out that one side of the street was in Brazil, the other in Uruguay. Walking round the next day the dearth of "Duty Free" shops and lack of border told us we must infact be in ...

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 ...

Fine, healthy looking mosquitoes, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Fine, healthy looking mosquitoes

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... We arrived in Montevideo after a 176 kilometer ride which saw us through some of the poorest neighbourhoods we've seen in Uruguay. We were searching for a particular Hostel which we could pick up on our Zumo GPS map. After turning off the main ...

Happy Thanksgiving???, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving???

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Thanksgiving? How did that arrive so fast? I needed to read a post on a friend's web sight to even realize today is the day. They don't exactly have that down here and today was like any other. For the record, however, I ate chicken milanesa and mashed ...

Enjoying Uruguay's Quaint, Historic Gem., Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Enjoying Uruguay's Quaint, Historic Gem.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... . We saw diners eating a “Parilla for two” which is a big dish of assorted BBQ meats very popular in both Uruguay and Argentina, and we decided we would try this the following night when we had worked up a larger appetite. Very cheap at around ...

Three Days Away from Buenos Aires, Colonia  Del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Three Days Away from Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... it with a spoon...and the sauce!!!! Everywhere we went, people were sipping on "Mate"; the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.  It is a very strong infusion of yerba mate (tea leaves) and water.  It is served in a hollow ...

So called hot springs!, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

So called hot springs!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Yesterday was primarily spent on a bus, travelling from Montevideo to Salto for 6 hours. We have stopped in Salto for two main reasons... as a transit to the Iguassu falls and to rest before our 12 hour overnight bus. The hot springs, spa and body ...

Trick or Treat - Paysandú Style, Paysandú, Uruguay travel blog

Trick or Treat - Paysandú Style

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... number of travel days remaining for us in South America, our planned schedule included a quick stop in Trinidad (Trinidad, Uruguay that is!), before crossing back into Argentina at the Paysandú/Colon border post. Nary a mention of Trinidad appeared in ...

Riots, Thieves and the Beef., Buneos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Riots, Thieves and the Beef.

A travel blog entry by jag

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I flew into Buenos Aires not really knowing what to expect from South America. I had been told to expect food poisoning and that I'd probably get robbed at some point. I had booked a hostel before I flew out from London but unfortunately there was a ...

Uruguay, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Colonia in our entry from Buenos Aires, Argentina entitled 'Tango in the Night!'. Cheers, K & ...

Beautiful coast of Uruguay, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Beautiful coast of Uruguay

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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MONTEVIDEO TO PUNTE DEL ESTE – DRIZZLING AND WARM - 1.11.09 The Hostel Palermo had a beautiful marble staircase, the most posh thing about the place, the rest was very, very basic, and we had to carry all our luggage down the stairs to load up the ...

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