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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 …

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 …

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 …

View of the city centre from the rambla. Courtesy: Cassio Luiselli

How to get to Montevideo from the airport

Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport is 15 miles (apx 25 km) from the centre of Montevideo, a 30-40 minute cab ride into town, …

Marijuana legalisation in Uruguay - cultivate consciousness

How did a little country like Uruguay do something as radical as legalise cannabis?

It’s actually legal to smoke and possess marijuana in a lot of countries, what is different about Uruguay’s legislation is that for the first …

electrical adapter uruguay Electricity by Colores Mari (Flickr)

Power sockets and plugs in Uruguay

In Uruguay, a bunch of different plugs are used. Uruguay is a small country stuck between two industrial giants. So we end …

Analysis of Buenos Aires - Montevideo travel costs by ferry

How much does the ferry cost from Buenos Aires to Montevideo?

Most people choosing to travel by ferry from Buenos Aires to get to Uruguay. There are a number of different ways to travel …

Mosquito by Erik F. Brandsborg

Is the Zika virus in Uruguay?

I was surprised by the panic around the Zika virus during a recent visit I made to the USA. After all, I …

Whales in Punta del Este by Remco Douma

The WHALES are back in Uruguay!

The first sighting of the southern right whales in Uruguay this year was June 11 2016 off the coast of La Paloma …

Uruguayan herbal remedy - Nettle by Tiago Fernandes

Herbal remedies for coughs and colds in Uruguay

If you get a chesty cough and cold while you’re in Uruguay, just pop into one of the many natural remedy stores …