Tag Archives: Punta del Diablo

February 4, 2009
The Beaches of Punta del Diablo– also tagged , ,

The beaches surrounding Punta del Diablo are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. You can find private patches of sand dotted between rocks. Or bask in the sun amongst the throngs of people on Playa de Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach).

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 [...]

August 11, 2008
Some of my Favorites from Uruguay:– also tagged ,

Some of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen were in Uruguay. I realized that if you take the time to stop, look, explore, and actually take a picture then coming home with a set of beautiful pictures is one of the most rewarding parts of traveling. Here are some of my favorite images from [...]

August 9, 2008
I guess it really is a small world.

One evening or early morning in Punta del Diablo I was waiting to pick up a guest from a bus coming in at 3:00 am. After waiting ’till 3:30 I decided to drive out to the entrada to see if the bus had dropped her off at the highway. On the way out to the [...]

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 [...]

July 18, 2008
Dangers of Driving in Uruguay– also tagged ,

Uruguay has a great bus system, but there are times that having access to a vehicle would make traveling around this small country much easier. Over the seven weeks that I spent in Uruguay I witnessed some traffic conditions that I would never want to drive in, but found myself behind the wheel once in [...]

July 10, 2008
A farewell to Uruguay– also tagged

It is 10:30 on my last night in Uruguay. I have the familiar pounding headache that usually accompanies flying for me. I have grown fond of this country that has been my home for the past 7 weeks. Although I am headed home in the morning I can´t help feeling a little sad about leaving [...]

July 6, 2008
10 Tips for an American in Uruguay– also tagged , , ,

I have stated this before, but will shamefully admit once again that before Sand and I left for Uruguay, I did not research about Uruguay or what it would be like.  I did read the Uruguay section in Lonely Planet, but really it just doesn’t count. Luckily for me, Sand loves to read online and researches Everything.  [...]

July 4, 2008
Frustration: A Reward of Travel– also tagged , , ,

I haven’t authored a post in a few days and a few people have questioned whether my site had been hijacked. I am still here and in charge, but have been lucky enough to have plenty of good material to publish. Having been stationary for a few weeks I am starting to settle in to [...]

June 23, 2008
El Viejo y el Mar, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay– also tagged , , , ,

It was a cold rainy evening in June and I was sitting in a cozy living room lit only by the glow from a fire and candle light. Well worn books lined the shelves and an older man named Ernesto was tuning an aged guitar. A few locals who were sitting around the fireplace struck [...]

June 3, 2008
El Diablo Tranquilo Hostel, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay– also tagged , , ,

El Diablo Tranquilo in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay certainly lives up to its name in the off season. I would describe the establishment as a cross between a bed and breakfast and a hostel. El Diablo Tranquilo is set in a small surf/fishing village on Uruguay’s eastern side. El Diablo Tranquilo was founded by Brian [...]