"Río de los pájaros Pintados (Painted Birds' River)" Top 5 Page for this destination Uruguay by andal13

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COUNTRY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ~ PAÍS EN CONSTRUCCIÓN

Uruguay is a small South American country; its name means "painted birds' river". Its capital is Montevideo, where I was born and live. Let me introduce you into my country...
Uruguay has an area of 176.000 km2, and a population of 3:300.000. Has no high mountains, but several hills, and beautiful beachs. Its main activities are agriculture, cows and sheeps brood, tourism and other services. Tha national sport is "fútbol" (soccer); we won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, and it is said that each Uruguayan is a coach.
The country has an important cultural life, with some outstanding writers, painters, musicians and actors.
Uruguayan people like politics: I'm not wrong if I say politics is the second (or even first) national sport!!!


Uruguay es un pequeño país sudamericano; su nombre significa "río de los pájaros pintados". Su capital es Montevideo, donde yo nací y vivo. Permítanme presentarles mi país...
Uruguay tienen una superficie aproximada de 176.000 km2, y una población de 3:300.000. No tiene montañas, pero sí numerosos cerros, y hermosas playas. Su principales actividades son la agricultura y la ganadería, el turismo y otros servicios. El deporte nacional es el fútbol; ganamos la Copa del Mundo en 1930 y en 1950, y se dice que cada uruguayo es un Director Técnico.
El país tiene una importante vida cultural, con algunos destacadors escritores, pintores, músicos y actores.
A los uruguayos nos gusta la política: no creo equivocarme si afirmo que la política es el segundo (o incluso primero) de los deportes nacionales!!!

Sun, Sand and Sea ~ Sol, Arena y Mar

Uruguay has a lot of wonderful beaches... You can find the glamorous Punta del Este or small fishermen's towns like Punta del Diablo or Cabo Polonio. Even Montevideo has nice beaches, and very close to the capital is Costa de Oro (Golden Coast). There are also some river and lagoon beaches.

Uruguay tiene muchas playas hermosas... Pueden encotrar la glamorosa Punta del Este o pequeños pueblos de pescadores como Punta del Diablo o Cabo Polonio. Incluso Montevideo tiene lindas playas, y muy cerca de la capital está la Costa de Oro. Hay también numerosas playas a orillas de ríos y lagunas.

Open Museum ~ Museo Abierto

Uruguayan countryside is quite interesting: there are some ranchs, but there are some nice towns like San Gregorio de Polanco. This place is an open museum: some artists made their pictures on the private houses or public building walls!

El campo uruguayo es muy interesante: hay varias estancias, pero también hay pueblos lindos como San Gregorio de Polanco. Este lugar es un museo abierto: algunos artistas han realizado sus pinturas sobre las paredes de las casas particulares o de los edificios públicos!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A small and cosy country ~ Un país pequeño y acogedor
  • Cons:Economical crisis ~ La crisis económica
  • In a nutshell:Uruguay: hometown of friendly people and talented artists ~ Tierra natal de gente amigable y artistas talentosos
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2005
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    Dec 5, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    hermosisima pagina. i liked it!!!! one day i want visit yosur cute country

  • zampieri's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2007 at 9:57 AM

    que hermoso pais tia

  • Valeggua's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 5:11 AM

    Wow, Your Uruguay page is great! Thanks for sharing, I'm visting in December! Greetings

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2006 at 10:06 AM

    Thanks for the virtual tour and great tips on your country. We are planning to come for a visit.

  • jmcnally's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 2:14 PM

    Very useful page, my wife and I are coming to Uruguay next week! Very exciting!

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2005 at 4:41 AM

    no falta alguien aca en la lista de música popular....o cine? ;-)))...a..ahi esta...es que le he buscado en los travelogues....

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2005 at 9:11 AM

    Wow! Very unusual way of introduction the country. I like it! Culture, culture, culture!!!

  • BuickMackane's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 2:39 PM

    I have a new friend from Uruguay, so I thought I should visit your page. Thanks for the information!

  • Nov 21, 2004 at 4:59 PM

    Great page on your home country - first class photo's and tips ... keep up the great work :-) Best wishes from England.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 8:40 AM

    Many grand reasons to venture across the Rio de la Plata!

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