Here is the main page covering our 6-month stay in Montevideo, Uruguay, plus a slide show of pictures at the end. Our intention was not only to visit the country itself, but to use it as a base for exploring Patagonia and other interesting sites in Chile and Argentina.
For journal postings from Uruguay, CLICK HERE.
We had time to explore quite a bit of Montevideo and enjoy its lifestyle. Our first trip outside the city was full of natural – and other – delights…
- Humedales de Santa Lucia
- Colonia del Sacramento, UNESCO designated city
- Cerros de San Juan winery
- Fray Bentos and UNESCO designated El Anglo meat processing plant
- San Javier and wetlands of Esteros de Farrapos, on Rio Uruguay
- San Gregorio de Polanco and Paso de los Toros on Rio Negro
Our second excursion took us up the eastern coast and north of the country.
- Maldonado (including puppet museum and Uriburi collection of art) plus Punta del Este
- Jose Ignacio and Laguna Garzon
- Laguna de la Rocha
- La Paloma, La Aguada, La Pedrera
- Cabo Polonio
- Aguas Dulces
- Forts of Santa Teresa and San Miguel
- Chuy/Chui at Brazil border
- Treinta y Tres and the Quebrada de los cuervos (Raven Canyon) at Estancia Pinos de la Quebrada
You can browse the map below for where we’ve been in Uruguay (and posted an article). Click a pushpin to find the posted articles from the marked locations.
SLIDE SHOW HINT: If you’ve already seen the earlier pictures in the slide show, keep clicking the Prev link below to get to the end of the group and view our most recent ones.