Montevideo, UruguayApril 8 in Uruguay
Uruguay is a small country with just over 3 million people, It’s known to tourists for its’ beautiful beaches and for hosting the world’s longest carnival (40 days).
Originally, we’d planned to spend more time in Uruguay, but decided beaches weren’t how we wanted to spend our time away.
We stayed in the old town of this capital city and were surprised by the endless wall of (mostly modern), high-rise condos lining the shoreline for miles on the way from the airport to our hotel. The historic center was much more charming with many pretty old colonial buildings and churches, though many are in disrepair. Overall, we enjoyed our time here and spent our few days walking through the city (though the dog poo is possibly worse here than in Argentina or Chile – we are so over it!).
We also visited the cowboy museum and explored a much more inventive restaurant scene than what we encountered over the past few months, with a bigger focus on fresh ingredients (finally!). It was a brief, but enjoyable visit.Read more