Montevideo Killed the Radio Star

Trip Start Sep 02, 2013
Trip End Dec 25, 2013

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Flag of Uruguay  , British Columbia,
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Uruguay! I made it! My first time travelling via boat, I took the Buquebus Ferry overnight to Colonia then bused to Montevideo getting in early yesterday morning.

After dropping off my bag at the hotel, I had many free hours to fill before checking in so I plugged in my headphones and started walking in whatever direction my feet would carry me. I had read before that Montevideo was a walkable city and it is so true! In a few hours I had walked to every building I had planned on visiting!. Listening to music and wandering aimlessly in a new city is one of my favourite pastimes. I love the freedom of not having a schedule or pressing appointments and just living in the moment. When I looked at a map later that evening, I calculated that I walked more than 30 km in and around Montevideo. Before you go thinking I was lost, let me assure you that while I might be lacking in allot of things but a sense of direction is not one of them.

Over the course of my 3 day visit, I saw the plaza de indipendencia, leather factory, Palace de legislacion, puerto este, montevideo shopping (mall), tres cruses, but my favourite would have to be the Museo de Torres Garcia.

Named after the famous Uruguayan Artist Joaquín Torres García, the gallery museum is 4 floors and home to his surviving works, as well as feature exhibitions by other Uruguayans. Joaquin Torres Garcia is so popular there, he is cast in the $5 peso.

While Uruguay is more expensive that Argentina, I am still glad I came. It was worth hopping over the three hour ferry ride since it is unlikely I will ever be down in the part of the world again. One more country checked off!
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