Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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Day 32 - Punta!!, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Day 32 - Punta!!

A travel blog entry by jonathanlillie

... motionless in the darkness, all day. Tough job. The mausoleum is for a bloke called José Gervasio Artigas, a national hero of Uruguay and the father of Uruguayan Independence (sorry, have to admit I copied that bit from the guide book!).Montevideo old ...

The missing backpack part 6 or 7 or 8 or…., Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

The missing backpack part 6 or 7 or 8 or….

A travel blog entry by ina01nl

After we returned from Montevideo for the second time (we were watching the Celebrity Infinity pull out….) we made our customary stop on deck 7. Just to check if they had found our missing luggage. This time there was a guy there. I think his name ...

A non-white Christmas, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

A non-white Christmas

A travel blog entry by dave-mcgowan

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Feliz navidad a todos! Got the bus from Maldonado to the now familiar bus station in Montevideo. Distance of the bus journey seems to make very little difference to us and we were still tired when we arrived, even though we'd only been traveling for ...

Colonia, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia

A travel blog entry by skcoll

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Day 225 Sunday 12/06/05 Buenos Aires - Colonia (Uruguay) We caught a taxi to the ferry terminal, checked in, went through both Argentine & Uruguayan immigration (sharing a desk) and boarded the ferry. The journey took an hour (we caught the fast ...

Further to the East, Montevideo to Punta Ballenas, Uruguay travel blog

Further to the East

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... sun was going down, the mosquitoes were closing in on us, I was freezing (cause I left my jacket in BsAs cause I thought Uruguay was warmer...I said that already), but it was worth the walk. There were beautiful residences for very rich people, facing the ...

Cabo Polonio, Cabo Polonio, Uruguay travel blog

Cabo Polonio

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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In the afternoon we took a bus to reach Cabo Polonio. If Punta del Diablo was said to be tranquilo, Cabo Polonio was supposed to be even more remote.  We took a first bus to Castillos, then another one to Valisas, and then another one headed ...

Punta del Este, Uruguay, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Este, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by teamsharry

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Punta del Este reminded us of Surfers Paradise, especially after arriving off the overnight bus at 6am Sunday morning to think we had arrived at the tail end of an underage rave to see all these young kids streaming out of the clubs, we were horrified at ...

Ciao Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Ciao Uruguay

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... bicycleta tour. I had heard of a photo exhibition by Yann Arthus Bertrand, Earth from Above, but of course with an emphasis on Uruguay. It was on one of the Ramblas. With Piedad we struggled to get there, taking two buses and walking a fair bit, only ...

Punta del Este, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Este

A travel blog entry by therasp

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Punta del Este is a famous beach resort town in Uruguay. I was there for only a day, so I rented a sweet red cruiser and cycled around all the beaches and ports, contemplated renting a jetski or sailboat but settled on a 1/4 bottle of wine and fish on ...

Good God Man!  What the Hell is That?!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Good God Man! What the Hell is That?!

A travel blog entry by krottas

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South American pizza = special That's pretty much it.  When I think Uruguay, I think about Aaron's pizza... always. We took the boat over to Colonia, Uruguay from Buenos Aires early in the morning.  It took three hours, but it cost a lot less ...

Punta del Este, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Este

A travel blog entry by bgibson

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Two days of being sick as a dog, but now I'm back in the game. Belinda flew out on thursday, so it is back to the hostels, for me. Punta del Este is a funky area. It is the super trendy beach spot for rich Argentinians. There are a lot of high rise ...

Uruguay day trip, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay day trip

A travel blog entry by will.shaw

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... tomorrow I leave for Rio de Janerio, Brazil where I will be meeting the group and starting my trek! I can't wait! Last weekend I went to Uruguay for the day, it was a worth while experience and I saw lots of things and had a lot of fun. The night before I ...

Switzerland without the price tag, Montovideo, Uruguay travel blog

Switzerland without the price tag

A travel blog entry by borowicki

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... again for the hop to Porto Algrae and the whole half an hour spent there before we hopped another bus bound for Montevideo, Uruguay. And so here we are in the place descibed by the lonely planet as Switzerland without the cost. We have just realised ...

Part 1--World Cup Qualifying in Uruguay!, Various Uruguayan Towns, Uruguay travel blog

Part 1--World Cup Qualifying in Uruguay!

A travel blog entry by drpaultravel

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... sights...some interesting people...but, by in large, kinda a dirty and depressing place. Rating = C- Piriapolis, Uruguay = typical Uruguayan beach town where the beachfront promenade offers spectacular sunsets, numerous benches for lovers to take in ...

Why Uruguay?, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Why Uruguay?

A travel blog entry by jenandnige

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... country!  In order to increase our very important 'country count', and also because we'd read and heard great things about Uruguay, we whizzed through Buenos Aires, downsized our bags thanks to the lovely hostel we are staying in on our last night, ...

Better the devil you know, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Better the devil you know

A travel blog entry by jenandnige

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... 4 days sunbathing, reading, sleeping, eating and drinking far too much cheap red wine - doh!  We really did mean to walk to Uruguay's only national park, 3km up the beach, and learn to surf, and go bike-riding, honest...we just didn't get round to ...

Travelling to Uruguay and the Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Travelling to Uruguay and the Mercado del Puerto

A travel blog entry by danasv

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... I´d met at the ranch invited me to come back on the weekend to go to some concert in Cordoba. I really wanted to get to Uruguay though, so I crazily decided to go to Uruguay and come back for the weekend. After a three hour bus ride back to Cordoba, ...

Colonia or Colonia del Sacramento - historical, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia or Colonia del Sacramento - historical

A travel blog entry by yfjell

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Arrived in Colonia del Sacramento (or Colonia for short) with fever, so did not have the best experience here. Had a single room at Posada Cas Los Pinos, where I ended up watching lots of TV. Scrubs, Will & Grace and Seinfeld. Good to see ...

Mercedes, Uruguay, Mercedes, Uruguay travel blog

Mercedes, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by bron_and_eli

Mercedes ...

Punta Del Diablo (and a bit of Rocha and Chuy), Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Punta Del Diablo (and a bit of Rocha and Chuy)

A travel blog entry by gemma_doogal

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DAY 1 - After crossing the Brazilian border into Chuy, the first Uruguayan town, the bus continued to Rocha where we were dropped off at a petrol station. Gem eventually, using her best Spanish, managed to get us a taxi to ...

Relaxed of niet??!!!!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Relaxed of niet??!!!!

A travel blog entry by freebs

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... na een paar dagen begon het weer te kriebelen. Huisje opgeruimd en de bus naar Montevideo gepakt. Montevideo, hoofdstad van Uruguay. Volgens de Lonely Planet de meest relaxte hoofdstad van Zuid-Amerika. Volgens diezelfde LOnely Planet en volgens het ...

Montevideo - not much else to say really., Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo - not much else to say really.

A travel blog entry by michut

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... here...Montevideo is a nice enough place, and probably worth spending a day to explore if you happen to find yourself in Uruguay. It´s a typical Latin American city, with Plazas, cathedrals etc., but nothing to excite you too much. The journey here ...

Thermal baths, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

Thermal baths

A travel blog entry by riege

... 50.-). Even cheaper was dinner, only CHF 9.- for Canelloni, coke and red wine "Tannat". Fruehmorgens sind wir in Uruguay angekommen und gluecklicherweise konnten wir direct Fruehstuecken gehen. Da die Nacht zuvor ziemlich kurz gewesen war und fuer einige ...

Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia del Sacramento

A travel blog entry by nunorita

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... . Today we took the ferry that crosses the River de la Plata, and we spent the day in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. This town, UNESCO heritage, was founded by the portuguese, and during some centuries it was an important commercial harbour of the ...

Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay

A travel blog entry by phileus_fogg

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Feliz de Ano or Happy New Year! I arrived in Uruguay a few days ago by taking the 1 hour hydrofoil across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires to Colonia. Colonia, which is properly named as it is said to be the best example of a colonial town in this ...

Red raw in Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Red raw in Colonia

A travel blog entry by fester_mower

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... advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience." I just spent three days in Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Colonia is a smallish, waterside, switchy-off-and-relaxy kinda place, and I liked it. The souvenir shops were tacky, but ...

Packed Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box., Colonia del Sacremento, Uruguay travel blog

Packed Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box.

A travel blog entry by astralcars

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... we could check our bags which meant not carrying our backpacks and the ferry was nice with good views were good. Once in Colonia del Uruguay, things just kept getting better! Once we found a bank machine and the right bus, we had a peaceful and scenic bus ...

Punta del Diablo, and my first border crossing, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Diablo, and my first border crossing

A travel blog entry by amitevron

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... Again the bus stopped at passport control, and I, being the only gringo on the bus, got off to get my entrance stamp for Uruguay. The border crossing was painless, as was my transition to spanish (although every now and again I still spit out an ...

I smell like a traveller, I need some Colonia, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

I smell like a traveller, I need some Colonia

A travel blog entry by lucasandaimz

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Back to the small cobbled streets of this small town on the river. Just a quick over night stay before heading onto Argentina. We arrived late morning I believe, just in time to go for an early lunch and get some Milanese in our bellies. I've eaten a ...

A day trip to Colonia, Uruguay, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

A day trip to Colonia, Uruguay

A travel blog entry by martinisinrio

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We had seen recommendations to take the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia Uruguay to see the old city. Colonia is on the West coast of Uruguay, over the Rio de la Plata. It´s main attraction is it´s "Barrio Historico" which has preserved much of the ...

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