Why don t people visit Uraguay?
Trip Start Dec 08, 2006
33Trip End ??? 05, 2007
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First stop Montevideo, the capital for those of you who are as geographically challenged as I am. First impressions are of a very western city, more so than the Brazillian cities but it also has a vibe that lets you know that you are definately in SA. It has a bizarre mixture of Europe, the US and SA all rolled into one. On a 10 minute walk through the streets you will pass plazas with monuments to war heros reminisant of European cities, McDonalds and stree newstands that scream USA and then pass people selling Mate mugs or grilled meats that are quenticential Latin America
Next on my whistle stop tour of Uraguay was Clononia del Sacremento, as the name suggests it is a little colonial town, it's about two hours (by bus) northwest of montevideo and lies across the river from Buenos Aires. I only spent one night here and probably should have spent another but I had already booked my ferry to Buenos Aires. I met Berto (mexico) on the bus from Montevideo and we ended up stayting in the same hostel. So we spend the day together and went out for yet another meal, this time accompanied by flameco music....I have to stop going out for dinner this is not eactly budget travelling but I`m really enjoying the food.
The town is really pictuesque and very romantic (good honeymoon spot if anyone is interested). I spent the day walking aroung the cobblestone streets and then watched the sunset on the banks of the river while drinking a bottle of wine; all this followed by the aformentioned meal....life is tough I can't believe I gave up work for this!