Tag Archives: South America

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 17, 2008
Uruguayos speak Spanish right?– also tagged , , ,

Spanish Uruguayo is a little different then what you are probably used to hear unless your from the Southern Cone region of South America. At first I questioned whether they were really speaking the Spanish as familiar words became undetectable in the accent. Do you want to know the secret? Here it is, all “y” [...]

June 1, 2008
Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay– also tagged , , , ,

Plaza Independencia is one of Montevideo’s largest and most well known plazas. It’s located in the Ciudad Vieja area of the city. The center piece of the plaza is an enormous statue of Artigas, the historic hero and liberator of Uruguay. Beneath the statue is the chamber where the ashes of Artigas rest guarded by [...]

May 4, 2008
Yerba Mate: That amazing South American Tea– also tagged , , , ,

Yerba Mate is an invigorating and nutrient rich tea from South America. It is broadly enjoyed in Uruguay, Paraguay, and some parts of Argentina and Brazil. I was first introduced to mate by high school Spanish teacher. I will be the first to admit that it is an acquired taste, but so are coffee, beer, [...]

May 3, 2008
Expedition Uruguay: Planning my first trip to South America.– also tagged , , , , ,

Discovery of Uruguay I discovered Uruguay through my affinity for the popular local beverage called Yerba Mate. After reading Uruguay and Montevideo through a number of blogs and articles I decided to fly there this summer. Booked Flight I booked two round trip tickets on South West airlines to Miami from Raleigh Durham International Airport [...]