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Carnaval - South America's Annual Party

Carnaval – South America’s Annual Party

Five Interesting Carnaval Stories from Five Countries Getting Ready to Give It Up Did you know? The word “carnival” derives (most likely) from the latin words for “farewell to meat” […]
Montevideo:  Muy Tranquilo

Montevideo: Muy Tranquilo

When asked what one word they would use to describe their city, to a man — every taxi driver, waiter, hostess, concierge, and passerby — all used the same word: […]
Keep Calm and Eat Chivitos

Keep Calm and Eat Chivitos

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Anthony Bourdain said that every country has its own version of a sandwich: meat inside some sort of bread. In Mexico, it’s the taco, in the US […]
Montevideo Day 4

Montevideo Day 4

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – I awake again to a clear blue sky, a light breeze, and a city already exercising along the waterfront. It’s like dejá vu all over again! It’s […]
Montevideo Day 3

Montevideo Day 3

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Today, a beautiful, hot Saturday (it got above 80* Fahrenheit) and I made my first visit to the heart of old Montevideo. La Ciudad Vieja, El Mercado […]
Montevideo Day 2

Montevideo Day 2

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – If you count my 42-hour, three-flight, cross-country and cross-equator trip as one long day, then this is Day 2. I was so proud of myself last night […]
Montevideo Street Art:  A Photo Essay

Montevideo Street Art: A Photo Essay

Street art is a topical issue. Some people consider it a crime, others consider it a form of art. Some street artists use street art as a way to raise […]

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