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Stories and Tips Uruguay

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A Long Weekend in Colonia

Written by Mandan Lynn on 23 Nov, 2011

Chances are, your guidebook calls Colonia a day trip. And indeed, if you are on a trip with a time limit, you can do plenty here in a day before moving on to the next stop on your journey, and in fact might get restless…Read More

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Museum Going in Colonia

Written by Mandan Lynn on 23 Nov, 2011

Colonia has a great little deal where you can get a pass to four museums for 50 Uruguayan pesos. This is about US$2.50.Seems like great, cheap entertainment, and it is, but not all of these museums are created equal. History buffs beware. You can purchase…Read More

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Navigating Colonia del Sacramento

Written by jae_em on 15 Aug, 2011

Upon arriving at Colonia del Sacramento, I had realized that the guidebooks didn't offer much in terms of navigating around the town. I felt rather nervous when I exited the terminal - unsure of how to set foot towards the Historic Quarter. With some guessing…Read More

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How to Kill Time

Written by jae_em on 04 Aug, 2011

For those taking a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, prepare for a short itinerary. Its small expanse and minimal attractions provide the visitor with a few things to do/see. Here are some recommendations if you are planning to take the trip and need to…Read More

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Beautiful seaside town along the coastal shores of Uruguay!

Written by Naty_Ellis on 16 Feb, 2011

If your planning on visiting Uruguay and you are in search of some delightful sunny summer days then i would suggest that you plan to come sometime within the months of December, January, February and March.The summer peak season is considered to be January and…Read More

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Old Colonia-From the Street of Sighs and Back

Written by nofootprint on 11 Jan, 2011

We visited here as a day trip from Montevideo. It’s an easy bus ride away. We were almost convinced to take a tour from our hotel for a cost of $65.00.Instead we caught the local bus and for us this turned out to be the…Read More

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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

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