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Welcome to Uruguay
Wedged like a grape between Brazil’s gargantuan thumb and Argentina’s long forefinger, Uruguay has always been something of an underdog. Yet after two centuries living in the shadow of its neighbors, South America’s smallest country is finally getting a little well-deserved recognition. Progressive, stable, safe and culturally sophisticated, Uruguay offers visitors opportunities to experience everyday ‘not made for tourists’ moments, whether caught in a cow-and-gaucho (cowboy) traffic jam on a dirt road to nowhere or strolling with maté-toting locals along Montevideo’s beachfront.
Short-term visitors will find plenty to keep them busy in cosmopolitan Montevideo, picturesque Colonia and party-till-you-drop Punta del Este. But it pays to dig deeper. Go wildlife-watching along the Atlantic coast, hot-spring-hopping up the Río Uruguay, or horseback riding under the big sky of Uruguay’s interior, where vast fields spread out like oceans. Lonely Planet
Montevideo, Uruguay - hernansuarez28 – Pixabay
House – Punta Ballena, Uruguay - Enfoco22 - Pixabay
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
Hand in the sand in Punta del Este, Maldonado Uruguay
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Playa Vik - Casa Mar, Casa Ebano & Casa Raices – Jose Ignacio – Photo credit: Vik Retreats Uruguay
Visiting Uruguay was a journey that had transformative effects on my life and one that has impacted my perspective.
One of the major takeaways for me was finding joy in being present and really getting the most out of life in every moment!
On assignment to interview American writer Doug Casey, I booked an extended stay to connect with the local talent in Montevideo. I found a welcoming community of fashion designers to collaborate with, creating a fashion film series I later called 'Connections'.
Creating something from nothing with a community of passionate creatives is one of the most rewarding things in life and I'm so happy to have a talented group of friends in this beautiful country!
Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy, peace, and is first in South America when it comes to press freedom, size of the middle class and prosperity. Uruguay is regarded as one of the most socially advanced, outstanding regionally, and ranking highly on global measures of personal rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues.
Uruguay Travel is not as popular as travelling to the neighboring countries of Argentina or Brasil. But the little country of Uruguay has a lot to offer! In this video, I show you all the sights, highlights and insider tips for your own personal Uruguay travel experience!
Welcome to the tiny, overlooked but enchanted land of Uruguay, one of my favorite places to visit and easily one of the top underappreciated travel destinations on earth. It has beautiful beaches, breathtaking countryside, and a capital that evokes old Havana or Buenos Aires—but without the crowds.
From amazing asado (grilled meat like steaks and chorizo) to Dulce de Leche and Tannat Wine, Uruguay has so much local cuisine for locals and tourists to enjoy. Here is our list of the five most important Uruguayan dishes that travelers should have when they visit Uruguay. And yes, Chivito is #1 on that list! Filmed in Colonia, Uruguay Copyright Mark Wolters 2018
“Hearts of Our People” is the country’s first-ever exhibition devoted solely to the works of Native American women. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts assembled the retrospective, which is currently at Nashville's Frist Art Museum and will visit Tulsa and Washington, D.C. in 2020. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the show brings attention to a realm previously “not at all addressed in the art world.”
James Michael Dorsey is an explorer, author, and photographer who has traveled extensively in forty-some countries, mostly far off the beaten path. His primary interest is in documenting indigenous people in Asia and Africa. He is a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member and former director of the Adventurers Club. See more at www.jamesdorsey.com.