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Mar 20, 2010 - Uruguay

Uruguay land of huge pasture lands, Gauchos, and beautiful sandy beaches.. As soon as we entered the customs office across the Rio Uruguay we knew we were going to enjoy this country. It took all of a half hour to get all the paperwork done and passports stamped.. A record. We began driving across the county toward the East Coast beaches, which we had heard were beautiful. This was quite a long drive and we found a small little town in the foot hills of the central part of the country that of course had a municipal campground. We had...

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Feb 17, 2010 - Montevideo, Uruguay

What is Montevideo like? Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, but boasts of a healthy economy, impressive living standard, and the best social services in South America. One and half million people, or over ½ of Uruguay’s population reside in the capital city of Montevideo, located at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata. Cattle and sheep estancias (ranches) occupy over ¾ of the land. The coastline, however, is one long sandy beach. A scenic riverside road starting near the port and ending at the city limits links the...

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Feb 16, 2010 - Montevideo

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay. Like all big cities, it has the full gamut of neighborhoods. The downtown business area looked similar to San Francisco. However, the tall buildings were not constructed to accommodate air conditioner vents. As a result, almost every window in the tall buildings had an air conditioning unit mounted in it. The suburbs had a combination of older and newer large homes and many homes of embassy officials. Mixed in were small 5 star hotels that looked more like big mansions. Lots of commercial businesses...

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Dec 8, 2009 - Montevideo

For us, Uruguay was a tale of 2 parts. First of all Montevideo basically had a lack of charm. While the old town was lovely and the Mercardo del Puerto, which was an old train station converted into restaurants and bars, was very atmospheric it all felt a bit sanitised for the tourists and was very expensive. One benefit of this was that realisation hit us when dining in an overpriced restaurant on mediocre steaks, that we weren´t actually on holiday and as travellers we should have been in the snack bar around the corner. This was a...

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RTW Ian and Lisa

Dec 4, 2009 - Montevideo

Montevideo: definitely a cooler name than it is a city. To call it the poor man's Buenos Aires would be doing B.A. a real disservice; Montevideo is more of a poor man's Long Beach. That said, I think we're both glad we went to Montevideo, if for no other reason than the meals we had at El Mercado del Puerto, an old port building filled with parillas (which I earlier called steakhouses, but which are better thought of as wood burning grills). Laura and I first saw this place on an episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and the...

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Nov 14, 2009 - Colonia to Montevideo

This morning we went out to the bakery & fruit stand to grab fresh breakfast, then headed to the bus station for our 3 hour ride to Montevideo. I slept the better part of the ride, and then we arrived in a lovely leafy area that reminds me of parts of Buenos Aires, or Paris or Madrid - very European flavor. We´re wandering with free time this afternoon so I'm snapping photos but have no idea of what, then I´ve opted for a city tour in the morning. The group will get together later tonight for dinner. Lunch & dinner are MUCH later down here...

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Aug 30, 2009 - Montevideo

... 2 Tage auf Gepaeck warten, jede Menge neue Freunde, Unmengen an Fleisch und eine Uruguayanische Houseparty... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... 2 days of waiting for luggage, lots of new friends, tons of meat and an uruguayan house party...

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Aug 30, 2009 - Montevideo, Uruguay

3 nights Ferry/Bus combination from Buenos Aires to Montevideo $40 Accommodation: $14, decent reviews - one bed bug comment - but thats 1 out of 170 reviews, and the owner responded that it had been fixed. El Viajero-Ciudad Vieja Hostel http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/El-ViajeroCiudad-Vieja-Hostel/Montevideo/13372

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South America

Aug 29, 2009 - TAM- Terror Airline Montevideo

Hallo ihr Lieben, nun sind wir endlich, nach 40 unendlich langen Stunden am Zielort angekommen. Nachdem in Deutschland noch alles bestens geklappt hat (Zugfahrt von Offenburg nach Frankfurt), fing in Suedamerika das Chaos schon an. Urspruenglich war ein Zwischenstopp zum Umsteigen in Sao Paulo geplant, um anschliessend nach Buenos Aires weiterzufliegen. Aufgrund eines Unwetters musste jedoch das Flugzeug kurz vor Sao Paulo umdrehen und in Rio de Janeiro landen wo wir 5 Stunden hungrig und durstig im Flugzeug warten mussten und nicht...

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Aug 29, 2009 - TAM - Terror Airline Montevideo

Endlich haben wir´s geschafft! Nach einem 40-stuendigen Horrortrip sind wir endlich in Montevideo, Uruguay angelangt. Auf deutscher Seite ging noch alles ganz gut: gemuetliche 3 Stunden Zugfahrt nach Frankfurt, kleiner Burger bei Mc zum Abschied, kurz vom brasilianischen TAM Check-in Mann angeflirtet worden und schon sassen wir im Flieger nach Buenos Aires! Leider ist der aber nie dort angekommen. Nei wir sind natuerlich nicht abgestuerzt sonst koennte ich ja nicht schreiben, keine Panik Oma. Kaum hatten wir den Atlantik ueberquert wurde...

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Aug 29, 2009 - Still no luggage

TAM entpuppt sich nun immer mehr als Terror Airline. Hier ist es nun 01 Uhr nachts und wir haben immer noch kein Gepaeck, da TAM es mittlerweile nach Buenos Aires geflogen hat. Heute Mittag sind wir in ein guenstiges Hostel umgezogen, einfach aber sauber. Hoffentlich liegen keine Schnarcher in unserem Dorm.. Die Stadt an sich ist nicht sonderlich schoen und so waren wir heute Mittag nur kurz unterwegs um Lisa´s lang ersehntes Rinder-Steak zu essen und die Touri-Info zu besuchen. Die Markthalle war jedoch sehr sehenswert.. es gab mehrere...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Ranch Stay - Working day

This was a wonderful day, one of a kind, never to be relived. We all gathered to eat breakfast, and then headed out to the corral to saddle and bridle our horses. We rode out quite a way, a couple miles or so, rounding up the cows who were pretty spread out over the land and pasture. The ranch dogs are so efficient and fast, running after the stray cows and barking at their backsides to get them going, darting in and out, then an all out run after some other cows they spotted that are not in the group. The dogs clearly love their work,...

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