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Barrio Peñarol – the “New Manchester” of Uruguay

Who would have imagined that one of the most popular football teams in Uruguay took its team colours from the world’s first steam …

Recommended restaurants in Montevideo: Pizza at Sin Pretensiones

What things cost in Uruguay

I often get asked how much things cost in Uruguay. Here is an unscientific list to give you an idea what you …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Learn Spanish in Uruguay - Academia Uruguay

Learning Spanish in Montevideo

Safety and “peace and quiet” are two of the main reasons travellers come to Montevideo to study Spanish, according to Soledad, the …

Montevideo Cannabis Museum

Uruguay opens southern hemisphere’s first marijuana museum

Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully legalise marijuana, making it a global leader in progressive drug policy. Now …

Carmelo - wines of Uruguay

An introduction to Uruguay wine country

With more than 200 wineries, Uruguay is the new world’s undiscovered wine jewel. Some vineyards are over a hundred years old run …

Murga - carnival in Uruguay

Tablado tours – a great way to experience Uruguay Carnival

If you are lucky enough to hit Uruguay during January and February, sign up for an authentic Carnival tablado tour – it …