It was New Year time, and there was no other place I was looking to be than in Montevideo. And more specifically at the Mercado del Puerto area in Ciudad Vieja. Everything that I heard about the day of the 31st (yes, the...Read More
Author: Dominic DeGrazier
So the festivities are all done here in Uruguay. And these people thoroughly enjoy their chance to let loose – specifically letting loose of their fireworks. If I were magically transported to Uruguay on Christmas Eve...Read More
For some people, Mexico signifies a land of poor people, of desperation, of dirtiness, and of corruption. For others it conjures visions of spring break fiestas or bachelor(ette) party sessions on pristine beaches in a resort...Read More
I haven’t been able to watch much television here in Uruguay, but of the programs I have seen, their version (actually Argentina’s version but it is widely viewed here as well) of Dancing with the Stars is by far the...Read More
I am not speaking of the country’s geographical size (that of Missouri, if you are curious). But rather in their detail to life, taking it easy, and at times appreciating the simpler side to the day. Specific examples: 1)...Read More
I grew up about an hour and a half from Mexico’s border…and the border town of Tijuana. Yes, I made desultory visits to this town when underage to, um, check out the local artisan crafts. But the point being that I...Read More
The first night I arrived to Montevideo, outside of my place I heard the rhythmic, powerful, and (at this time upon arrival) alarming pounding of hand drums. Since then I have heard this music, along with chorus singing, every...Read More
After spending close to a month here in Uruguay, I have made my conclusion. Although the cultures and roots of the people in Argentina and Uruguay are very similar, as expected, people here are bigger. Do they eat more of the...Read More
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