uruguay by besides the obvious

We spent a couple of weeks in Uruguay in 2019. From Colonia del Sacramento, crossing the country on a bus via Montevideo to Punta del Este. Unforgettable experience! This travel series narrates all our Uruguayan Travel Stories, experiences, and happy and funny moments.

Uruguay, located in South America, is a charming and often overlooked travel destination. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, beautiful coastline, and rich cultural heritage, Uruguay offers a unique experience for travelers. The capital city, Montevideo, showcases a mix of historical architecture, vibrant street markets, and a thriving arts scene. The country’s picturesque beaches, such as Punta del Este and José Ignacio, provide opportunities for relaxation and water sports. Uruguay’s gaucho culture is celebrated in traditional ranches called estancias, where visitors can experience horseback riding and indulge in authentic barbecues. With its warm hospitality, delicious cuisine, and slower pace of life, Uruguay invites travelers to discover its hidden treasures and enjoy a truly authentic South American experience.

As you might know, our mission is to share something relevant. Something authentic, something real, something extraordinary, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners. A guide to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. I hope you will read our Uruguayan Travel Stories, feel inspired, and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

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Uruguay, part 3: Punta del Este 😍

Los dedos, la mano, el hombre emergiendo a la vida, however you want to call it… it’s an amazing piece of art in Punta del Este, Uruguay. “La Mano (The Hand) is a sculpture by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located at Brava Beach. It…

Uruguay, part 2: Montevideo

We arrived to Montevideo in Uruguay from Colonia del Sacramento via a local bus. It’s not a short trip, but the landscape is compensating for everything. The bus was anyhow super comfortable, you could easily take a nap in the comfortable seats, but I was so amazed by the landscape while looking out on the…

Uruguay, part 1: Colonia del Sacramento

We spent a week in Uruguay and on its coastline this August. We had on our plan three places to visit, in the following order: Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo and Punta del Este. We were also hesitating to go further to Punta del Diablo, but finally it didn’t fit into our schedule. We came from…