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

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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. …

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

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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 …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Mate Tea in Uruguay, a National Obsession

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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 …

Getting from Uruguay to Argentina

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

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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 …

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Cycling in Montevideo, Uruguay

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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 …

Empanadas in Uruguay

Friday’s Featured Food: Uruguayan Empanadas

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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 …

Adios, Uruguay, Muchas Gracias! *

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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 …

Backpacking in Uruguay: Touring Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo

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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 …

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