Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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Uruguay and back into Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay and back into Buenos Aires (Argentina)

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... we took a long bus ride into Uruguay and stayed at a tiny fishing town called Punta del Diablo just over the border connecting Uruguay with Brazil. We rented a little house right by the sea for less than 5 pounds a night. It was a cute little house and ...

Happy Halloween!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Happy Halloween!

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... overview of places I would want to re-visit (Lima, Iquitos, Northern Peru, Amazon in Peru, Cuzco, Bolivia, Buenos Aires and... now Uruguay). Yesterday, the group (minus the 3 19 year old Norwegian girls) did a city tour. The city is very diverse, with a ...

liming, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

liming

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Uruguay, its the second smallest sovereign nation in South America and has the letter U in its name three times. You can cross to Uruguay from Argentina on a ferry, much like Brits go on trips across to France, its only 2 hours and you get to raid ...

Punta del Diablo - Day 32-37, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Diablo - Day 32-37

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... look of things, heavy rain and strong winds tonight. Can't complain though the weather has been great since I've been in Uruguay, the sun has been shining most days with pleasant cool evenings, it's been perfect until this moment. We were confined to ...

Street Tango In Montevideo., Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Street Tango In Montevideo.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... 50 years. Moments like this happen totally by happy accident when travelling. We had arrived late in Montevideo the capital of Uruguay after a rather unsuccessful, troublesome day. Our booked taxi for 6.00am back in Buenos Aries did not arrive and we ...

Montevideo - noise and rain, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo - noise and rain

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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After a plane trip via Buenos Aires, we touched down in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thankfully, the temperature is down the scale and so is the humidity meaning that my shirt does not stick to my back after five minutes walking. It certainly feels fresher. ...

Uruguay Elections , Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay Elections

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... evening and into the night, the noise continually building. Anyone would have thought that they had won the world Cup (or in Uruguay's case, at least a football match), and, I suppose, for the incoming president, financially at least, he probably had. It ...

Living in the past, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Living in the past

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... elegant bull ring was used for just two years and is now falling apart (it is fenced off, bullfighting is banned in Uruguay). The casino failed when the Argentineans imposed a tax on excursions across the river and only the racecourse is still operational ...

Last Stop in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Last Stop in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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My final stop in Uruguay is a cool little town called Colonia del Sacramento.  It's just a quiet touristy town that's good for a day walking around the old cobblestoned streets and taking pictures.  The town used to be a smuggling point for ...

Travel Info Only = NO STORY., Punta Del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Travel Info Only = NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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TRAVEL TALK: We sailed from BA with Buquebus which combines Ferry to Montivideo, then transfer at the wharf to a bus to Punta Del Este. It was all very smooth and convenient. Once in Punta Del Este we were able to put our luggage into storage ...

URUGUAY LIFE, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

URUGUAY LIFE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... let the rock gorilla head guide me. The rock gorilla head told me to tell you guys that“s enough positive Uruguay information for today, except that HONORABLE MENTION is the ARQUITECTURE. An enchanting small town called Colonia had colonial-style ...

Across the River, Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Across the River

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... celebration. We asked if they used a different calendar as we understood that Lent had begun the day before. Evidently, in Uruguay, Carnaval continues for about a week into Lent or until everyone runs out of steam. This is my kind of Catholicism, lots ...

Old Time Town, Fray Bentos, Uruguay travel blog

Old Time Town

A travel blog entry by camille

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All you can do is step back in time. So that`s what I did in the less than flourishing town of Fray Bentos. Frigorifico Having heard from a guy on a bus that the old meat extraction plant at Fray Bentos was an interesting tour, I put it on my list of ...

Party Like it's 1989, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Party Like it's 1989

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... is off-season. In January and February, nobody is allowed to go to bed before sunrise. We were glad for the reprieve. Uruguay has been a very interesting country. Colonia and Punta del Este have been scenic and very cultured. (We later learned that ...

Uruguay...., Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay....

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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From the Paris of south America we travel across the border by ferry into Uraguay to the charming 17th century Portugese contraband port and fortress of Colonia just a 3 hour ferry ride across the Rio De La Plata from Buenos Aires....as we“re only here ...

A Beautiful Colon, Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A Beautiful Colon

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... crossing of timezones, an extra hour of sun. Colonia isn't a city, more of an old colonial town, in the south-west of Uruguay. No square metre of town is wasted, whether it be a quaint cobbled streets, year old fort remains, colourful buildings, or the ...

Uruguay I'm okay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay I'm okay

A travel blog entry by coryandlaura

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... Montevideo. Jordan asks about our plans. I thought we would be heading into the city. After all we still had a few hours in Uruguay and I wanted to see some of the city. Unfortunately the weather was still awful. This wasn't deterring to me but Jeremiah, ...

Full Circle Back to B.A., Buneos Aires, Argentina travel blog

Full Circle Back to B.A.

A travel blog entry by jag

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Had to catch a bus back to Bariloche from El Bolson where I had been livin large at the music festival. Eventually caught the connecting bus and was shooting across back overnight towards B.A. where it had all begun six months ago. Now I don't usually ...

If I was a writer, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

If I was a writer

A travel blog entry by camille

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... write some kind of novel along the lines of Under the Tuscan Sun (why go to Spain or Italy when you could come to Uruguay?) when I was stalked by an Argentinian anthropology student. His name was Gabriel and he was a bit, or probably even quite strange. ...

Ferry to Uruguay!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Ferry to Uruguay!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... , its hard to appreciate a beach with brown sand and brown water! Boy, have we been spoiled with the Bahamian clear blue waters! Uruguay was a nice change from Buenos Aires. It was clean and quiet and very picturesque! We had heard that the sunsets on the ...

To Tan In The Sun, Piriąpolis, Uruguay travel blog

To Tan In The Sun

A travel blog entry by camille

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... is such a wonderful thing!!! Chairlift Upon arriving in Piriąpolis I went for a walk along the Rambla de los Argentinos, saw the flashy Argentino Hotel with its flashing casino lights and stopped by the Tourist Office for a selection of ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by kandg

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Day 271 - 272 - Montevideo Two more days in uruguay's capital and while it lacks any 'must-sees' or 'must-dos', it's inexpensive shopping has kept us entertained. Perhaps too well entertained. It may only be October but the life of a backpacker ...

Nice Capital, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Nice Capital

A travel blog entry by camille

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... am off to Piriąpolis to try and tan it up a bit before moving on to other green pastures. Things I Learned * Coppers in Uruguay look just like Vic Police coppers, right down to their hats and reflective yellow traffic jackets. * Uruguayan men don`t ...

Montevideo and ferry to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo and ferry to Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... I was in Montevideo. An hour later, he walked me through the history of the city, his life, the effects of the economic changes Uruguay has faced, wished me well, bought my breakfast and said good day! Such an incredible way to start my day. In fact, ...

Day 4 - Un Dia inolvidable!!!, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Day 4 - Un Dia inolvidable!!!

A travel blog entry by romero

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... up paying 24 pesos for a phone call that we should not have needed to make since we were calling long distance from Colonia, Uruguay to Buenos Aires, Arg. The reason for the call is that we need to give the airline and hotel two days advance ...

First impression of Uruguay, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

First impression of Uruguay

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Ismael a fellow Bicycle world rounder living now in La Cumbre gave his personal Mountain bike for my tour through the Back country , went to Capilla del monte , San Marcos Sierras , a Hippy town , then along Rio Pinto ,where I skinny dipped for a swim ...

Buenos Aires - Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Buenos Aires - Montevideo

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... attractions (Cafe Tortoni, the cathedral, a museum and a pink palace of some sort) we took tyhe early morning ferry across to Montevideo, Uruguay. The ferry is not however a cheap way to travel (no return fares for a quid deals etc) and given that we ...

Salto, Uruguay, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

Salto, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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It was a long night for all of us, so the timing for entering the city of natural hot springs was perfect. We dropped our bags, grabbed our suits and headed to the 'spa'. Every single one of us indulged in the options. Personally, I had access to all ...

Last few days in Uruguay before hitting Brazil..., Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Last few days in Uruguay before hitting Brazil...

A travel blog entry by jonnyandjanette

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... ‘No the mine’.  The Uruguayan government are planning on allowing an open air iron mine being built inland in Uruguay and then a canal and port to transport the goods to the sea which would destroy all the unspoilt beaches that we have ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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... , it is right out of a movie. Rolling green hills, farms, and even the occasional Gaucho herding his horses and cattle. Uruguay was very pretty, it seemed miles between each home\farm and clean. There wasn't graffity littering every standing item, as ...

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