Gran Hotel Fray Bentos

Paraguay 3272, Fray Bentos, 65000, Uruguay | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Fray Bentos

Corned beef memories

A travel blog entry by jandkross


The bus taking us from Montevideo to Fray Bentos was quite luxurious with reclining seats and aircon at just the right level. The journey took 5 hours and we travelled on a good road through green farmlands, passing extensive estancias and small tidy towns with single storey buildings on a grid pattern layout.

We checked in to the hotel …

How To Build a City Out of Corned Beef

A travel blog entry by bobnkaren


Remember all the cows of the gaucho years? Well, they're still a bunch of them around. Their history is integral to the history of the country and nowhere is that more apparent than in Fray Bentos.

In 1863 a German engineer developed a system to process beef and, funny thing--discovered Uruguay at the same time. Beef--Uruguay, it works. …

Fray Bentos; that sounds familiar!

A travel blog entry by jenandtony


We were really surprised to find a place in Uruguay called Fray Bentos (and I bet we weren't the first - or last!) We thought it merited a visit and some research. The town did, indeed give its name to the Fray Bentos products including corned beef and the pies in tins, although this was not the main brand name until relatively recently. The story …

A Life on the Ocean Wave

A travel blog entry by upontheroof


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After four and a half weeks at sea we finally landed in Montevideo yesterday morning. We kicked our heels for a couple of hours waiting for the officials to process paperwork and then we were free to go. Having sweltered at 30 degrees in Buenos Aires last Tuesday we came down to earth with a bit of a bump as the wind has changed and cold air from the south has brought low temperatures and rain.
Together with Gerhard and ...

Farm Life

A travel blog entry by tannerhall

Stayed at this little farm in the middle of nowhere. It was kinda cool and relaxing but kinda felt like a school trip at the same time. We played a bit of volleyball and that was probably the highlight. I managed to roll my ankle really bad by jumping up to spike a ball ...

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