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Apr 2, 2016 - Back to Montevideo

It was a rough night with Bryan's snoring, a result of his battle with his sinus issues this last week. I awoke at 8 am and went to the gym until 9 am to let Bryan and Payton enjoying their sleep. It felt good to workout! Bryan was up when I returned so we made our way to breakfast. Delicious again today. To our surprise Payton arrived about 15 minutes later bright eyed and bushy tailed. We had some conversations about college, Payton just heard she was admitted into NCSU's Scholars Program. She now had the decision to make regarding...

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Mar 25, 2016 - Montevideo- Centro

What a joy not to have to rise to an alarm clock! We all woke well rested, in time to have breakfast before it closed at 10 am. Next we planned our day and made our way out of the hotel. It was about 73 degrees, windy and overcast today but we weren't complaining. Uruguay is heading into their winter, so it's their Autumn season now. Our first stop was the Andes 1972 Museum. It's a museum to honor the story of the Uruguayan rugby team that crashed in the Andes mountains on their way to Chile in 1972. It focused on their teamwork and goal...

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Mar 25, 2016 - Port of Call - Montevideo, Uruguay

Ship docked by 9 AM. Mostly cloudy day with temps in the low 20s. Lots of derelict and junked ships in the harbour which was odd to see. Kind of a junkyard for ships. We had a wine tour booked for this day. Our guide met us at 10 AM. Ryan (Hamilton) was friendly and knowledgable. He gave us a long personal history of his travel from Zimbabwe, through cruise ship work, to hotel work in London, to South Africa, back to London and onto Uruguay. He and his wife own a hotel in a rich resort area that caters to the rich and famous. He gave a wine...

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Mar 24, 2016 - Montevideo-the Old City

The day started early due to our city bike tour scheduled at 9:20 am. The meeting point was approximately 25 minutes from our hotel which meant rising at 7:30 am to get ready, eat breakfast, check out, drive there and find safe parking. The drive was beautiful along the water and fairly simple. We met our guide, Marcelo, of Montevideo Bike Tours at the right place and on time. He was so helpful and adjusted the tour so we could move the car to a secure parking garage since our luggage was in the trunk. Once we parked, got our bikes, and...

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Mar 23, 2016 - Montevideo- Carassco

Today after years of talking about it and months planning it, we finally arrived in Montevideo! We were a little behind schedule due to our flight delay but made it safe and sound. Entering the country was fairly easy...once we deboarded the plane we walked through passport control, moved to another area to scan our bags and "viola" we were through. Next stop the Europcar desk to rent our car...manual of course, automatics are non existent here. Again, fairly simple process, though a bit long. She walked us out to the parking lot and...

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Feb 26, 2015 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Day 13

Day 13 – Montevideo, Uruguay – February 26, 2015 Next port of call was Montevideo and we finally made it by 10AM – we were supposed to be there at 8AM. We were told (at our port lecture) that Montevideo has lots to offer but is one of the smallest countries in South America. It is known as the “Swiss republic of South America” and has 9 blue stripes on their flag signifying the original 9 regions. Of the country’s population of 4 million people, more than half live in Montevideo and more than 90% of them have European ancestry – some...

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Feb 9, 2015 - Exploring the Old City

Colleen and I spent our final day exploring the Old City. It was warmer and more humid than the prior three days but as you can see in our pictures it was crystal clear. Uruguay is a cattle-ranching agricultural country and the air is quite clean. The old city is located on a narrow peninsula so it has water on three sides and we had a nice breeze all afternoon. We return to São Paulo tomorrow afternoon. It's less than a 3 hr flight which is about the same time it takes to fly from LA to Dallas. There is so much more too see in Uruguay,...

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Feb 8, 2015 - Out and About in Montevideo

We were out and about on our first of two full days in Montevideo. After breakfast, Colleen and I road bikes along the 13mile Rambla across the street from our hotel. The river on one side and the city on the other. There is a seperate path for bikes and runners/walkers. Seems like everyone was out this morning so you had to pay attention to where you were riding. After lunch we went on a city tour to take in some of the history and a stop at a large market called Mercado Agricola where we treated ourselves to chocolate gelato. We are...

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Feb 7, 2015 - We have arrived in Uruguay

Today we arrived in Montevideo on a warm, sunny, summer day after cloudy days in Houston and São Paulo, Brazil. We have already flown over 7,200 miles or almost a quarter of our trip around the world. We now can catch our breath with a three night stay before we head back to São Paulo to board our flight to Johannesburg on 2-11. We arrived in the afternoon and headed out for a walk along the beach and for a couple of local Cerveza's. Dinner was the best though....the highlight of our trip. Couldn't resist sharing a few photos. We are...

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Aug 11, 2014 - one of the things I'll miss most about South America: Sunday Markets!!

It's official: there's no better way to spend a sunny Sunday than to hit a local market. And the sprawling, bustling chaos of Montevideo's market doesn't disappoint. Beyond the usual touristy gimmicks, you can also find: - new and used clothing - stands 100% dedicated to the sale of shoestrings, tv remotes, and pirated video games for PS2 - roosters, ducks, pigeons, turkeys, geese, parrots, and songbirds - mystery meats and vegetables - lingerie - antiques - plants - engine parts, tools, and rope ladders - turtles, mice, hamsters, rabbits,...

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Jun 9, 2013 - Milestones

These past few weeks have seen several milestones in the Clark family. For months Terry and I have been talking about bagging the highest peak in Uruguay with some British friends and so on Terry’s birthday a month ago, we set off with GPS in hand. We debated bringing the typical collection of climbers gear such as climbing rope, crampons and ice axe but in the end decided to go for a quick assault with minimal equipment on the summit of Cerro Catedral. Of course all our discussions were tongue in cheek as the greatest challenge of the hike...

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May 12, 2013 - A passion for sports

Uruguayans can be characterized by many things; whether they like maté, if they go to Punta in the summer, if they belong to the Frente Amplio or the Colorado party. There is one question, however, which defines Uruguayans above all else and that is; are you for Peñarol or Nacional? These soccer clubs ignite a passion, the likes of which we didn’t understand until we went to a soccer game between these two teams last week. Tradition holds that Peñarol is the team of the ‘people’, supported by the masses while Nacional, in contrast, is...

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