"Uruguay" Uruguay by realde14

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I have been to Uruguay several times over the last two years or so, and it is a country that I really have come to like it.

Somehow, Uruguay reminds me of growing up in the Seventies (and I mean this with a certain melancholic nostalgia and not with sarcasm). It is a place that doesn't seem to have developed a lot over the last 30 years, and where everything seems to be a bit stuck in time. In Montevideo, the buildings need a bit of renovation, the wide avenues and streets also. The men wear their hair a bit too long, and the women are friendly and pretty.
You see quite a number of older people since a lot of the younger Uruguayans have left since the financial crisis hit the country in 2002. The exception is Punta del Este, which comes to life when every summer Argentine's rich and beautiful turn this place into the see-and-must-see town south of the equator

Overall, Uruguay is a very pleasant and charming place, with plenty of things to visit like the beautifully old Colonia for example. Obviously it is a much smaller and more provincial country than neighbouring Argentina or Brazil but also a lot less hectic where people have time to sit down on a parkbench and talk.

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  • In a nutshell:Small charming and inexplicably melancholic - like Tango
  • Last visit to Uruguay: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 29, 2006
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2006 at 4:07 AM

    Very interesting page on a little known country. Hope to check it out myself soon.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2006 at 8:47 PM

    Hello Sam! Excellent page on Uruguay. If everythign goes as planned I will be there next year. Happy birthday from Finland!

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