Tag Archives: El Diablo Tranquilo

August 21, 2008
Brian’s least favorite things about living in Uruguay– also tagged ,

Classism – Typical of virtually all of Latin America, Uruguay is built on hundreds of years of precedent maintaining the landed classes authority.  Be it the favoritism for monopolies, harsh taxes on the middle class, or welfare payments which dwarf minimum wages, the institutionalization of class has created an entirely different worldview.  At times it [...]

August 19, 2008
Brian’s favorite things about living in Uruguay– also tagged

I asked my friend Brian, owner of El Diablo Tranquilo what his favorite and least favorite things about life in Uruguay were. These are his five favorites. We’ll finish up with the negative in a few days. Opportunity – Not only the specific opportunity we found of putting a hostel in Uruguay, but the wide [...]

July 31, 2008
Building a Dream: an interview with Brian Meissner– also tagged ,

As many of you already know this summer I spent a considerable amount of time in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay at a hostel called El Diablo Tranquilo. To be fair it is far more than a hostel. Over our time there I feel that we all became pretty good friends. I know that many of [...]