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The Palacio Legislativo stands tall about three kilometers from Montevideo's city center, and stands tall as an example of how Uruguay offered hope to new citizens from faraway lands.
A proud symbol of Uruguay’s economic strength in the early 20th century, the Palacio Salvo, with its art deco details, still towers proudly over Montevideo.
The best beaches in South America are in Uruguay. An endless carpet of blinding white sand awaits you as you drive through the outskirts of Montevideo.
If you wish to travel between Argentina and Uruguay, until recently you were relegated to the ferry, flying, or driving around the Rio Plata delta.
In Uruguay, chivitos is a disastrous and decadent way to enjoy a late night of decadence after a night on the town. The dish makes Uruguay the capital of french fry sundaes.
Maté may be the preferred choice of the too-cool-for-school crowd in North America, but it is part of daily life in South America. And now its farmers are going organic.
Uruguayan fruits and vegetables are sublime. Bergamot oranges that peel easily and then rip through your mouth with that perfect blend of acid and sweet are just the start.
Taking the ferry to Uruguay to Montevideo or Colonia de Sacramento should also be on one’s itinerary. Coffee and sunsets pair well together.
There is a Spanish proverb that goes: Del dicho al hecho, hay mucho trecho, or, roughly translated, it’s easier said than done. This saying seems to apply to Uruguay’s reported readiness to recognize the independence of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh territory.
The local division of PepsiCo launched a program called Reciclando, an environmental sustainability education program for Montevideo's schools.
Four years ago, when I visited South America for the first time, I tried to track the journey of my great-uncle, Humayag, after whom my father is named. He and my grandmother were the two youngest in their family. Since I am on the road, I thought I'd share my experience.
Countries will tout worker productivity, GDP, GNP, and FDI. One country, however, is trying to attract investors by touting its quality of life, and suggesting that its land about the size of Washington state with the population of Berlin be considered just because well, it is a nice place. And that country is Uruguay.