Travel Blogs from Uruguay

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Hand of need, or aid?, Punta Del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Hand of need, or aid?

A travel blog entry by dappledlight

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after new years we decided to see what all the hype was about and check out the resort town punta del este. it was a mediocre place...pretty beaches and interesting streets. the famous "hand of uruguay" made the trip worth ...

Mate, lots of it!, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Mate, lots of it!

A travel blog entry by marie-line

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... water, and have a special metal straw with a built-in strainer at the bottom, to drink it while hot. Well, here in Uruguay, this is all present in the streets. And with all-present I do mean all-present. Almost EVERYBODY is carrying a thermos and ...

Goodbye Uruguay!, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Goodbye Uruguay!

A travel blog entry by marie-line

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It was short, but good! You're the small country nobody really knows where you are. Only 3 million inhabitants, and still you succeeded to play that well in the last workd cup! Remarkable! (compared to Brazil being able to pick it's 11 top-players out of ...

Homer was right..., Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Homer was right...

A travel blog entry by jac_rob

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... ; Maybe they have zero tolerance for non-Spanish speaking people, or maybe they are just assholes, but unfortunately these individuals earnt Uruguay the 'Rudest Country' award for 'The Trip' (nice one, dickheads). Uruguay is also in the lead in the 'Worst ...

Colonial little town, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonial little town

A travel blog entry by teamjamesnshell

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Well another short trip away, we caught a ferry across the river del plata from Buenos Airies into another country, Uruguay to this little town of approx only 20,000. Its streets are cobblestone and its right on the riverfront, it's a lovely place but ...

Hot Weather and Hot Water, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

Hot Weather and Hot Water

A travel blog entry by dave-mcgowan

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Greetings from our 4th country, Uruguay! We arrived yesterday, and to our dismay found Salto's only hostel closed. Permanently. Undeterred, we headed to the nearby supermarket for lunch and a think. The results of this involved me asking the price of ...

Top ten beaches?, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Top ten beaches?

A travel blog entry by amykomorowski

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... 6pm here).  The next day I was feeling pretty much back to normal and excited to eat because they have chicken lunch meat in Uruguay! Wooohooo no ham!  Niki and I paid $50, which is an exorbitant amount of money, to swim with sea lions and ...

Day 66: Playing The Baiting Game, Mercedes, Uruguay travel blog

Day 66: Playing The Baiting Game

A travel blog entry by gregros

I am really excited today as we are going to stay on an estancia near Mercedes. An estancia is a working farm designed to give tourists a taste of rural life. When we were in the Galapagos, Geoff and Lisa had stayed at one and they said it was lovely. ...

Un p'tit tour en Uruguay..., Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Un p'tit tour en Uruguay...

A travel blog entry by camille_simon

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... been in Buenos Aires since last Wednesday (and I will tell you all about BA in another entry) and today I decided to go to Uruguay for the day since Colonia del Sacramento is only 1-hour boat ride away from Argentina. Simon decided to stay in BA and get ...

Los Tulipanes Uruguay, Atlántida, Uruguay travel blog

Los Tulipanes Uruguay

A travel blog entry by mables

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... was put in charge of cooking while we were there. I don’t remember the last time I saw her so happy in the kitchen. Uruguay was a strange country, we were out of the city, there was a town near by, but just down the dirt road was a convince store, ...

Christmas Eve, Puerta del Diablo, Uruguay travel blog

Christmas Eve

A travel blog entry by vetliz

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... is not great for swimming.   But then there's a lovely beach less that a kilometre away...must I take responsibility for Uruguay's future? On the other hand, it could be a good investment... At breakfast I watch surfers on the beach - all ...

Crossing the Río de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Crossing the Río de la Plata

A travel blog entry by 12_months_off

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... of Colonia's Barrio Histórico. Some strategically parked classic cars make the picture complete. I've totalled a mere three days in Uruguay which doesn't do much justice to this charming and inviting country. Uruguay has been a very pleasant surprise. ...

Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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Tuesday March 22, 2005 Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colonia, Uruguay We boarded the ferry for Colonia Uruguay at 9a.m and arrived 3 hours later plus a one hour time difference. The Hotel Beltran was a few minutes from the port. It was quite a challenge to ...

On the beach, La Pedrera, Uruguay travel blog

On the beach

A travel blog entry by saralouisekelly

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Carne y Carnaval in Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Carne y Carnaval in Uruguay

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

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... not local. It is not until it no longer happens that we realise how wearying it has been to be constantly regarded as 'strange'. Uruguay is a largely very flat country and the roads are good. As usual most people on the bus fall asleep except for me ...

A beautiful step back in time, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

A beautiful step back in time

A travel blog entry by brenards

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... , with dinner over champers on the first night went down a treat! We really got amongst the no-stress laid back lifestyle that Uruguay is known for, and really just laxed and explored every inch of Colonia over the time we were here! We ate well like ...

The One in Punta del Este, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

The One in Punta del Este

A travel blog entry by alycat09

... they were closed (of course). Thursday night, of course, was thanksgiving dinner!! But, imagine trying to find one of those in Uruguay. We went to the Uruguayan Yacht Club and at ethings like gnocchi, pasta, fish, and steak. Extremely delicious, but not ...

Reunion, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Reunion

A travel blog entry by tjanus

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... Tampa Bay in the morning. The only thing I know he's some kind of an engineer, he's unemployed and wanting to live in Uruguay but more importantly he brought over 100 grams of grass on an airplane from Miami to Montevideo!!!!. He didn't know if they had ...

Checking out the

Checking out the "Hamptons of Buenos Aires"

A travel blog entry by clarasudamerica

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Punte del Este does not boast the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, but it is glamorous town and worth a visit. I just wish I had more time here! It was a bit of a hassle to get to Punte del Este from BA, and I only spent one afternoon ...

the small capital, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

the small capital

A travel blog entry by ilovemonkeys

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i have had 4 days here in the capital of uruguay. 2 days of incessant rain and 2 days of glorious sunshine. i have spent the last 2 nights with servas and anita has been an amazing host - giving me a city tour, taking me to markets, and even a modern ...

Montevideo, achoo, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Montevideo, achoo

A travel blog entry by puncturethief

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Montevideo, Uruguay. Goodbye, Brasil. Goodbye, Portuguese. The Red Hostel is a very good place with cool, energetic staff - except when its rooms or water are cold, or when the dim lights prevent you from reading at night. Here we watch ...

Punta del Este, Punta del Este, Uruguay travel blog

Punta del Este

A travel blog entry by darrenlotta

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Punta del ...

Beach, lake and wetlands, San Gregorio de Polanco, Uruguay travel blog

Beach, lake and wetlands

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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Driving east from Montevideo we head for the white sands of eastern Uruguay. The Brazilian and Argentines come here for their holidays. This is the costas of Uruguay. We stop for lunch on a headland and can see Pinta del Este in the distance we could be ...

We're tourists who do touristy things, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay travel blog

We're tourists who do touristy things

A travel blog entry by tanzamarie

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... 10:30). We got ready and then took a cab to the Buquebus station across town. We were trying to make the 12:30 boat to Colonial Uruguay but we got there at 12:27 and so they told us we would have to take the 2 p.m. ship. After a little consideration, we ...

Salto, Salto, Uruguay travel blog

Salto

A travel blog entry by askalicia.com

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Capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Capital of Uruguay

A travel blog entry by teamjamesnshell

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Montevideo (pronounced Monte-vid-ayo) It was only a 6 hour bus ride to get here so we caught it in the day time and the bus had wi-fi on it, so that was pretty handy! As we were coming in my first thoughts were, just another big city, museums, shopping ...

mate', meat and peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

mate', meat and peñarol

A travel blog entry by brettelmer

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It's a clear sign of my growing maturity that the 2 things I've thought most about since entering Uruguay have been football and 'The Simpsons'. I guess the football is understandable, and I will explain it further later, but why 'The Simpsons'? Not The ...

Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

Uruguay

A travel blog entry by spanglish_times

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Got the  Buquebus boat  from Buenos Aires to Colonia in Uruguay. Colonia is a lovely cute old style town with loads of cobblestone streets and old style street lights, but the water is a murky brown and not very inviting for a ...

I miss it already, Montevideo, Uruguay travel blog

I miss it already

A travel blog entry by southwickchris

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Ended up staying longer than I thought in Presidente, but it was fun there.  Arrived in Foz do Iguaçu eventually and took off for the waterfalls.  It was sort of a strange feeling being out in this part of the country after living the ...

Colonia, Colonia, Uruguay travel blog

Colonia

A travel blog entry by katenjosh

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Colonia was the town we had to catch the ferry from back to BA. We spent a sunny afternoon wandering around the cobblestone streets admiring the old houses, sitting outside have a lazy late lunch and climbing to the top of the lighthouse to get some ...

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