Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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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. ...

After 10 days, Oh so casual in Uruguay, Periapolis, Uruguay travel blog

After 10 days, Oh so casual in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

They say the Spanish always put things off until "manyana" but here in Uruguay that is not the case. Here they do things when they feel like it, maybe now ,maybe later, may even be "manyana" or perhaps they won"t bother to do it at all. These people are ...

Things are Wrapping Up, Atlántida, Uruguay travel blog

Things are Wrapping Up

A travel blog entry by syd11ian9

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We have been at Isla Verde now for nearly seven months and things are coming to an end. The harvesting season has been fruitful and plentiful. We have harvested everything from peaches, pecans, pomegranates, to figs, almonds, arasa, and just recently ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by syd11ian9

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... history. All of these are very reasonably priced, a couple dollars per entry, and are good places to learn about the culture of Uruguay. Overall Montevideo is a city full of history, a great place to relax, and home to some of the best food in the ...

Isla Verde, Atlantida, Uruguay travel blog

Isla Verde

A travel blog entry by syd11ian9

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Since the beginning of October we have been living with a German family on their fruit farm. Here at Isla Verde we have over 3000 fruit trees. To name a few there are olives, apples, peaches, mulberries, nectarines, oranges, fig, goiaba, lemon, lime, ...

Just a beautiful old town!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Just a beautiful old town!

A travel blog entry by adamwilson4

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7th Feb We went on the 9.45am ferry which left from Buenos Aries and we arrived in Colonia an hour later, Uruguay is an hour in front of Argentina so we lost an hour. It was a nice smooth crossing across the river. When we arrived in Colonia we ...

Adios, Argentina!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Adios, Argentina!

A travel blog entry by clarewillis

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... deli, the delightful Jorge, who wanted to know all about my travels and insisted on giving me his email address as he’s heard that Uruguay has cheap electronics and wants me to find out where he can buy them. It was back to the hotel on the Subte, ...

Hasta la vista, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Hasta la vista

A travel blog entry by jmwaters

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We got to Colonia at midnight and headed straight to our hostel for some kip. The next day we had until four o'clock to wander the streets of Colonia before our ferrry to Buenos Aires, which was enough time. Colonia is a former Portuguese colony from the ...

Punta Del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay travel blog

Punta Del Diablo

A travel blog entry by emily26

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So I headed to the beach and bumped into Martin and his friend Mariana straight away. They were off to go and use the Internet so I went to read my book on the beach for a bit and then I went to meet them in a cafe. We went to the shops to get food for ...

Tranquilidad, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Tranquilidad

A travel blog entry by gaellelc

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... ;-) Le voyage a duré une heure dans les eaux du Río de la Plata, qui est le confluent de deux rivières: le Río Uruguay et le Río Paraná (note géographique: cette même rivière nourrit les chutes d´Iguazu). Du fait de l´arrivée de ces deux ...

Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay

A travel blog entry by jambo-claude

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... day. A really pleasant city and very friendly people but not a tourist destination. Overall we only had positive experiences in Uruguay (forget about that rainy day). The people are very welcoming and love their Maté (strong herbal tea that they carry ...

Week 3, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Week 3

A travel blog entry by lelblair

... came to our rescue; she is Italian, living in London, and working on a Ph. D. comparing human rights between Argentina and Uruguay - a 3-year project! She was in between interviews and a visit to a Museum of Memories.  The owner sent over a small ...

Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo

A travel blog entry by danandloulou

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... heroes of the Uruguayan Independence. Next stop was the Museo Torres Garcia - an art gallery displaying the work of one of Uruguay's most prominent artists Joaquin Torres Garcia (1874-1949). His work is cool - apparently he was the founder of Constructive ...

I Love the Smell of Methane Gas in the Morning, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

I Love the Smell of Methane Gas in the Morning

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... roughly the same temperature as the back of my knees before catching the ferry over to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. While waiting we experienced, yet again, the curious phenomenon whereby hundreds of people transform from comfortably seated and ...

gahh!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

gahh!

A travel blog entry by harriets

... decided that the best thing to do would be to get on a bus and see what happened. 2 days later, here we are in Uruguay. Apparently they won the first ever world cup. mmm. nice. Still attempting to get to Brazil... my spanish sign language is coming ...

Howdy Partner!, San Gabriel, Uruguay travel blog

Howdy Partner!

A travel blog entry by tabonyhl

... , as it gave us a chance to chat with this amazing woman.  Seven languages spoken fluently, and successful businesses in Uruguay, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Then she'd returned to her roots and the ranching life her family had lost by purchasing ...

does 2 days in a country count?, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

does 2 days in a country count?

A travel blog entry by boomergirl

... And this city (kinda shit hole actually) really just feels like another barrio of BA.  So can I actually say Ive been to Uruguay? I suppose I can, but with the caveat that I really didnt "do" Uruguay.  Oh well.  Its a stamp! So, ...

Cabo Polonio, Cabo Polonio, Uruguay travel blog

Cabo Polonio

A travel blog entry by stubo

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Cabo Polonio must be one of the best beach places around at the moment! We had little hastle in getting here, bus 5 hours instead of 4 and then hopped onto a 4x4 thingy to take us to the beach village. Cabo Polonio has no roads, no cars, no ...

Foggy Day, Cabo Polonio, Uruguay travel blog

Foggy Day

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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The plan of the day was to go for a long walk in the huge dunes north of Cabo Polonio, possibly with the option of walking all the way back to Valisas (8km in straight line, but in the sand and over dunes). And I had set my alarm clock to go and see the ...

Detox, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Detox

A travel blog entry by 0234303

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Having a couple of nights in. Preparing for the mayhem that is Buenos Aires. Wandered around the town a bit. Took few ...

Adiós América del Sur, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Adiós América del Sur

A travel blog entry by teamham

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... she slept in a lair of bed bugs, who then colonised her backpack for the next three days. Knowing nothing whatsoever about Uruguay, we expected little from the country. Our brick sized guidebook on South America, which we’d been lugging around the ...

Ghost Town, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

Ghost Town

A travel blog entry by jessi330

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Our bus came at 5:30 so we had some time to kill. So we decided to go visit the cemetery. When we asked the info desk which bus to take, he acted confused that we wanted to visit the cemetery. Yes, we did in fact.  It was very hot. It was an amazing ...

Small Town Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Small Town Uruguay

A travel blog entry by phileden

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Uruguay is so close to Buenos Aires that it would've been daft to not have paid it a visit while we were in this part of the world, so we did. Not many destinations stood out when researching where to go in the country, and in the end we decided to ...

Palacio Legislativo Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Palacio Legislativo Montevideo

A travel blog entry by johnmyers2

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Palacio Legislativo Through the auspices of our landlords we were put in touch with a guide from the National Legislative building. We were indeed fortunate in that not only did Mabel speak fluent English but she was also a delightful companion to ...

Week 2, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Week 2

A travel blog entry by lelblair

... of our boat scheduled for 9:45.  I got into a terrible mess because I left the document that proved that I entered Uruguay legally at the apartment; the fact that my passport was properly stamped wasn´t enough.  We received our boat boarding ...

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