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Plaza Libertad

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  • Day3

    Montevideo

    May 11 in Uruguay

    Our transfer from Buenos Aires nearly didn't go ahead as our prebooked taxi never arrived after telling us he would arrive in ten minutes three times and two Uber taxi drivers didn't turn up. Eventually on our third attempt an Uber driver picked us up from our hostel and drove like a mad man to the ferry port. We arrived fifteen minutes before the ferry left but luckily got through immigration and security quick enough to get onto the ferry before it left. The ferry took one hour to cross the river to Colonia where we got a two hour bus to the capital of Uruguay Montevideo.

    The receptionist at our hostel advised us to do a walking tour of the old city that has both English and Spanish speaking guides. When we arrived at the meeting point we were the only English speaking tourists so got our own private tour of the city. The tour was very informative as we didn't know much about the history of Uruguay before arriving. We learned that Uruguay has been ruled by Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina at different times of history. They finally got independence in 1830. I was surprised to hear that Uruguay had separated it's political statement from the Catholic church religion. I would not have thought this due the large number of Catholic church followers in South America. It was an interesting tour as we were advised on different museums to visit and places to eat in. The following day we went to some of these museums and also did a tour of the theatre that was built in 1856.

    I really enjoyed visiting Montevideo. The streets were not as busy as other capital cities that we have visited so there was more of a laid back feeling as we walked around the city. Eating out was a little bit expensive however buying food at the supermarket was fairly cheaper. I think that two days were enough to explore the city and to learn about its interesting history. It is definitely a location that I would recommend visiting for a short period of time as it is pretty and easy to get to from Buenos Aires.
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  • Day7

    Montevideo

    February 5, 2017 in Uruguay

    Da Buenos Aires uns für einen längeren Aufenthalt, Sprachkurs, nicht wirklich gefallen hat sind wir nach Montevideo (Uruguay) gefahren. Laut Reiseführer eine echte Alternative zu Buenos Aires, allerdings kleiner, sauberer und mit Strand... sehr subjektiv die Empfehlung. Eine eher lieblose Stadt, die einschläfernd und grau wirkt (das Wetter hat in den zwei Tagen nicht zur Verbesserung beigetragen). Doch die Uruguayer lieben Ihre Hauptstadt, wie uns einer der Hosts im Hostel versicherte.
    Erste Erfahrungen im Hostel stehen an. Im 6 Zimmer-Dorm Pech gehabt: ein Schnarcher und zwei unermüdliche Mitbewohnerinnen waren unendlich anstrengend. Nach einem Tag war ersteinmal klar, dass es noch viele schöne Ziele in Uruguay gibt und wir so schnell wie möglich weiter sollten. Nichtsdestotrotz eine super Zeit gehabt, da viele nette Leute mit interessanten Geschichten und eine kleine Live-Band für Unterhaltung sorgten.
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  • Day78

    Montevideo

    December 25, 2016 in Uruguay

    Nach Fähre und Busfahrt kommen wir in der Hauptstadt Uruguays an und werden abends direkt mit einem spektakulären Sonnenuntergang an der Strandpromenade begrüßt.
    Auch sonst hat die Stadt viele schöne Ecken, nur von einer der Hauptattraktionen (laut tripadvisor) dem Parque Rodo wurden wir ziemlich enttäuscht. Der künstlich angelegte See war fast komplett ausgetrocknet, das Schlösschen halb verfallen und der angrenzende Jahrmarkt bestand nur aus sehr wenigen etwas fragwürdigen Geschäften. Eines davon mußten wir dann aber doch ausprobieren, den "Rock & Samba", wobei der Sambateil daraus bestand, dass der Besitzer versuchte uns aus den Sitzen zu katapultieren, die wohlgemerkt über keine Gurte verfügten. Sehr unterhaltsam, aber die 2. Runde hätten wir uns echt sparen sollen. 😂Read more

  • Day4

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    February 10, 2017 in Uruguay

    Am Abend erreichen wir Montevideo. Das erste Grafity lautet gleich mal "Libertad o muerte" (Freiheit oder Tod). Hier darf man sein Auto eher nicjt parken, sofern man es nicht loswerden will. Es gibt Garagen und halbwegs gesicherte Parkplätze. Nette Bars in den Parks gibts trotzdem (aber in einem anderen Stadtteil).

  • Day39

    Montevideo

    March 9 in Uruguay

    Montevideo is a bit of an unknown place for Australians to visit, but we were glad we did. It has a far more laid back feeling to Buenos Aires, and without the major high rise. People seem more conservative in their dress, yet the society is more tolerant of minorities, especially the gay community.

    In many ways it felt like a Uruguayan version of Melbourne.

    We visited the Museum of Historic Art (Muhar), and viewed numerous Aztec artworks, along with antiquities such as an Egyptian mummy.Read more

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