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It’s Gaucho week in Montevideo

It’s Gaucho week in Montevideo – April 8-16

Traditional food, handmade goods, and South American cowboys riding wild horses at a festival of rural gaucho traditions in Uruguay, raves The …

Hotel Alma Historica – Soul in the Old City

Montevideo saw a boom in hotels in the last decade. Regrettably many are soulless, generic high rises. So when you stay in …

Estancia Los Platanos

Los Platanos – an authentic estancia run by 6th generation

Estancia Los Platanos lies in a remote spot of the rolling sierras of central Uruguay on the border between the rural provinces …

You know you’re in Uruguay when you hear…

… these seven expressions like ALL THE TIME. People from Montevideo and Buenos Aires have a similar accent when they speak Spanish*. As an …

Carillon in Cerro Colorado

The bell tower in the middle of nowhere

In deepest Uruguay lies a little town called Alejandro Gallinal. Though everyone calls the town Cerro Colorado or Red Hill and there’s no …

San Pedro de Timote in Florida - best places to visit in Uruguay

San Pedro de Timote – Uruguay’s most historic estancia

For the last two centuries, San Pedro de Timote was the pride of Uruguay – a country estate owned by the country’s …

Artesana – female wine-makers unite great wine & adventurous cuisine

A short drive from Montevideo close to the picturesque wetlands region, lies Artesana, a new boutique winery run by two women wine-makers. …

Happy Saint David’s Day from a welsh woman in Uruguay

I left my native Wales when I was just eighteen but March 1, Saint David’s Day, is always a time when I …

Best Uruguay beer for the summer

6 best beers for summer in Uruguay

Whether you’re lying on the beach or hitting carnival in Montevideo, do it with a great beer in your hand. Daniel Rocamora …

Driving in the Uruguay countryside

Driving in the Uruguayan country is a real pleasure in part because there’s noone else on the road! Calculate a bit more …