Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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UMPA, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

UMPA

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... around the world. They always mixed up the Paraguayan and Uruguayan capital, and hence came up with UMPA. Short for; Uruguay, Montevideo, Paraguay, Asunción. After reading the magazine, I have for some reason always wanted to visit the capitals of these ...

Colonia, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex; It was up early and on a boat to Colonia in Uruguay only an hour from Buenos Aires. After the smoothest boat ride (and catamaran at that) of my life we got to the prettiest town ever. Even the ugly bits were pretty. In the old town all the streets ...

Good Things Come to those Who Wait..., La Paloma, Uruguay travel blog

Good Things Come to those Who Wait...

A travel blog entry by catters

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My mother always said "Good things come to those who wait" and now I know it is ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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