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Stories and Tips Montevideo

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A Sunday in Colourful Montevideo

Written by nofootprint on 10 Jan, 2011

Our first day here was a quiet Sunday and a perfect time to explore Monteviseo. Instead of taking the city tour we opted to explore on our own .This is an easy city to walk about and as a bonus ,taxis are cheap and plentiful…Read More

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Written by LenR on 15 Apr, 2010

While still in the area of the old city it is worthwhile seeing the Bank of the Republic building with its great columns and impressive interiors. As this is a working bank photographs are not allowed inside. You will have more luck at the National…Read More

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Written by LenR on 13 Apr, 2010

Montevideans head to Buenos Aires when they want to go on an extra-special shopping excursion but there are attractions for visitors in the local stores. Quality and selection are decent here, and prices are lower than in Argentina. Most stores in Centro, along Avenida 18…Read More

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Buddy Bears

Written by LenR on 13 Apr, 2010

We started our sightseeing in Montevideo at the Plaza Independencia and were immediately stunned by a huge display of 2-metre high decorated bears. The whole plaza seemed filled with bears from every country imaginable. They were in rows, curved around the edge of the square…Read More

A Day Tour to Colonia

Written by SeenThat on 17 Nov, 2005

The Portuguese, who needed a port along the Rio de la Plata, founded Colonia in 1680. Nowadays it is an essential stop to everyone visiting Uruguay. The capture of the city in 1762 by the Spaniards lead to its hybrid look: the streets are not…Read More

A Day Tour to Punta del Este

Written by SeenThat on 17 Nov, 2005

Punta del Este is just a couple of hours by bus to the east of Montevideo. Its name means Eastern Point and hints to the main characteristic of the town, which is built on a short peninsula placed at the exact point of the meeting…Read More

A Walk Through Montevideo

Written by SeenThat on 05 Nov, 2005

Due to decentralization efforts in the late nineteenth century, Montevideo’s sights are spread around; yet the tour is worth the effort, since many of them are extraordinary, and not only in the South American context. However, the downtown area can be explored by…Read More

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Vacationing at Home!

Written by Montevideana on 27 Apr, 2010

This year… due to the dollar falling sharply (against the Uruguayan peso) my fiance and I decided to stay during our vacations at home. But we agreed on pretending that we were actually somewhere else. When on vacations we always look for rental houses with…Read More

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A Tourist in my Own City

Written by Valerita on 13 Apr, 2010

Can you be a tourist in your own city? Absolutely! What would you do if you don’t have the time or money, or both, to take a long trip to a new exciting destination? Would you just stay at home, watching TV? Well, you could…Read More

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