My Visit to the Birthplace Of The World Cup: Museo Del Futbol, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay

As a football fan, you have to agree that the World Cup is the greatest international tournament in the world. For that very reason I was so excited to be visiting the Uruguayan capital city of Montevideo back in 2010. It had been a dream of mine to actually step foot inside Estadio Centenario. The Read more about My Visit to the Birthplace Of The World Cup: Museo Del Futbol, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay[…]

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My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!!

I thought recently about all the capital cities I’ve been to and how they don’t always live up to expectations. I’ve been to capital cities in about 55 of the 80 countries I’ve backpacked through and thought it was a good moment to do a top 5. I write this post from one of them Read more about My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!![…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Mate Tea in Uruguay, a National Obsession

Before I go on, I fell in love with Uruguay. It’s by far one of my favourite countries and things just seemed perfect there. A relaxing place, decent beaches, great cities that aren’t too big, cheap beer and food, great bus travel, friendly people and their obsession with Mate!!! Today’s Thirsty Thursdays takes me back Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Mate Tea in Uruguay, a National Obsession[…]

Getting from Uruguay to Argentina

World Borders: How to get from Uruguay to Argentina by boat from Colonia del Sacramento

I met a bunch of travellers in South America who had gone from Buenos Aires in Argentina to Uruguay by boat. On my journey however, I did things the opposite way. I left Montevideo on a quest to head straight to Puerto Iguazu, and I totally skipped staying any longer in Buenos Aires (except a Read more about World Borders: How to get from Uruguay to Argentina by boat from Colonia del Sacramento[…]

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Cycling in Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo is one of my favorite cities and the only one I can really say I lived in in South America (albeit only for a few weeks with a local family while studying Spanish at a college in the Old Town but I loved it!!). With a relaxed street-life and an easy to navigate street Read more about Cycling in Montevideo, Uruguay[…]

Empanadas in Uruguay

Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas

I loved Uruguay and it will always rank high with me in my list of countries I’ve been to. I liked it so much I stayed there, studying Spanish and living with a local family (the wonderful Perla ). I stayed in the Parque Rodo district in Montevideo. However it wasn’t the relaxed, flambouyant Uruguayan capital Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas[…]

Adios, Uruguay, Muchas Gracias! *

Leaving somewhere you love is never easy and always has some emotion or sentiment naturally attached to it, at least in my life. As much as I had loved Uruguay and wanted to stay longer – that was never the plan. Life is too short and I needed to see some of the other parts of Read more about Adios, Uruguay, Muchas Gracias! *[…]

Backpacking in Uruguay: Touring Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo

I love the global and diverse appeal of markets the world over. Montevideo has it’s fair share and I visited about 4 or 5 markets in the city during my stay there. Whether it’s a food market or a goods market, I love my visits to them. The best one for food was the trendy Read more about Backpacking in Uruguay: Touring Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo[…]

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