Hostels are a beautiful way to get to know a new place.Â Most times the owners/workers enjoyÂ sharing views on their respective cities or towns (unlike some of the hotels I have occasionally stayed at).Â And they do so without...Read More
Author: Dominic DeGrazier
There is more than one style of Carnival performers competing for the best group title here in Montevideo, Uruguay.Â We have the murga groups who sing and dance (a little, and a little strangely) about current issues…many...Read More
The festivities where scheduled to begin last night for one of (if not the) longest Carnival celebrations in the world.Â But something(one) upstairs was not ready to start; hence the strongest downpour of rain that I have seen...Read More
I’m sitting in a small restaurant in an even smaller beach village on the east coast of Uruguay.Â I’m completely unconnected to the outside world (i.e. I had no internet connection and the mobile phone service was...Read More
I never became an extraordinary samba dancer in my week’s trip to the city.Â I tried three times, moved the feet, and acted like I knew what I was doing – but I didn’t.Â I still don’t understand...Read More
There is no river here from what I can find, but still Rio de Janeiro goes by the name.Â ItÂ´s a huge bay with a lot of action coming in and outÂ of its ports.Â But clearly that is not why I came here for a week (from...Read More
I have been hearing about this beach town since I arrived here in Montevideo.Â From everything I heard, it sounded like a Miami in Uruguay.Â I had to go, clearly. 2 hours outside of Montevideo rests the town of Punta del...Read More
A lot of my friends headed for the beaches of Punta del Este or Rocha for Uruguay’s New Year times.Â But I had heard of the spectacle here in town.Â From everything I heard, on the day of the 31st the Mercado del Puerto...Read More
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