Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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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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... Iīd 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. Itīs 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. Itīs main attraction is itīs "Barrio Historico" which has preserved much of the ...

Uruguay!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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When we set off we hadn't imagined we would be visiting Uruguay, but there are many interesting things to see here. Colonia del Sacramento is just across the river Plata from Buenos Aires.  Well, we say 'just across', but the Plata is more an estuary ...

Fray Bentos!, Fray Bentos, Uruguay travel blog

Fray Bentos!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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... perfectly good to drive but we cursed the false economy of getting no air conditioning as we drove through the stifling interior of Uruguay with dusty hair-dryer air blowing through the windows.  The road from Colonia was a good one but whenever it ...

Argentina and Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Argentina and Uruguay

A travel blog entry by adventuresbyamy

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... or two at a time? Almost all of them have been away from home for at least 8 or 9 months. On Monday we went to Colonia, Uruguay by boat. It took about 45 minutes to get there. Once we got off the boat, I realized that none of us had researched what to ...

The missing backpack Final Chapter., Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

The missing backpack Final Chapter.

A travel blog entry by ina01nl

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Yes! What is lost is now found. We have been reunited with the blue backpack and will never let it out of our sight again! Last night after dinner, we sort of "passed by “ the Front Office on deck 7, on our way from one end of the ship to the ...

Patria gaucha festival!, Tacuarembo, Uruguay travel blog

Patria gaucha festival!

A travel blog entry by saralouisekelly

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I finally made it to the cowboy festival that I had really wanted to go to!! I loved it, horses everywhere! Was great to see so many gauchos in their traditional dress. Some of them carried big decorative knives behind them on their belts. In the coral ...

Yee haa cowboy !, Tacuarembo, Uruguay travel blog

Yee haa cowboy !

A travel blog entry by samandtom

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So we were getting picked up at 11 am by our new farming family. Expecting a cowboy on horse back, when Mattius a heavily rotund man in a beret and suit trousers turned up we were a little surprised. He also drove a truck, understandable in modern ...

A short stay in Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

A short stay in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by claudiaroger

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Hola The next destination on our journey was Montevideo, Uruguay, which lies just a four hours ferry/bus ride across the bay from Buenos Aires. At first we had not planned to come here. However, during our check-in in Singapore we were forced (an airline ...

Rain, rain go away!!!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Rain, rain go away!!!

A travel blog entry by chicas-latinas

... Aires, F&M&L&A caught a boat across the Rio de la Plata (waterway) to Colonia del Sacremento. It's Uruguay’s historical heartland, a smaller Cartagena. Its cobbled streets, old fashioned cars and tree-lined Plaza Mayor made it a lovely ...

Pretty, pretty!, Periapolis, Uruguay travel blog

Pretty, pretty!

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

A Hotel to Forget. (Remembered with Advantages).   I"ve slept in some odd places, on stations, in parks, in posh hotels, poor hotels, in doorways and even in police cells; the night in Carmelo was different indeed.   Entering the hotel ...

Leaving Brazil On A High, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Leaving Brazil On A High

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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... old, woodern town house with great character.  We fell inot bed completely relieved that the transport fiasco was successfully resolved with no dramas at all.  We have had a great start to Uruguay and look forward to exploring the city tomorrow. ...

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