Atlas Hostel Montevideo
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Travel Blogs from Montevideo
... took the bus (which was about 30 mins from plaza independencia).
We arrived later in the afternoon and met Ingrid who was a very nice elderly lady who speaks German, English,Portuguese and Spanish.
We had dinner and then headed to the Spanish meeting were we met a few people and then were invited over to Silvia's for a BBQ dinner & the Uruguayans know how to do BBQ which they call "Asado"
We were there till 2am after having the most amazing chorizo i have ever ...
... to say ignore the guidebooks but of course this would not be sensible and the statistics will point out that tourists are easy prey for muggers,pick pockets and the like. I don't have a great deal of sympathy though because statistics will also point out that victims of tourist crime do not follow the advice that all guide books give IE in short,don't look like a tourist! The usual precautions apply,don't carry money on you that you don't want to lose,don't carry ...
... museum, conveniently located down the road from our hostel. Uruguay has the longest Carnival in the world apparently, lasting for 40 days (compared with Rio's 5 day one), so it was already in swing when we were there. At the carnival events I saw a lot of Murgas: theatrical displays of music, singing, dancing and acting about political or other apparently humuorous themes (though the fast and unusual Spanish was pretty difficult to ...
... city. We start our walk down a narrow street. We do see graffiti on the walls, but there is no trash on the streets. We approach Plaza Zabala, which is a combination park and monument. In the center of the park is the El Gaucho monument. The monument represents the gaucho or cowboy. On the corner sits the Palacio Taranco, designed by the same men who created the Arc de Triomphe. It opened in 1910, as the home of a wealthy and influential ...
... With that there was plenty of wildlife roaming around as well as a cool bird sanctuary which housed numerous birds such as toucans and other various other wildlife. With a traditional Brazilian BBQ filling our stomachs we headed to the Argentine side for 24hrs to get a different perspective on the falls (and get a few local beers into us see what we would be in for in a few weeks time). It was on the Argentine side where we could also take in what is ...