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The extraordinary murals of 25 de agosto

Leo Arti, a French artist, arrived in the sleepy town of 25 de agosto just an hour outside of Montevideo in 2006 …

Don't Drink and Drive in Uruguay Leo Alvarez

If you drive in Uruguay, NO drinking alcohol

The sun is up. The beach was great and the meal at that tiny beach-side bar was amazing. So was that small …

Estancia El Ceibo - Uruguay

Estancia El Ceibo – deepest Uruguay with minimal travel

El Ceibo is a typical, South American sheep and cattle ranch set in farmland amid the gently rolling plains of Uruguay. The ranch …

Rural schools in Uruguay designed by Eladio Dieste

Those unmistakable rural schools in Uruguay

In the 1960s, a philanthropist and an engineer set about replacing “school shacks” in the poorest, most remote parts of Uruguay. They …

View of the city centre from the rambla. Courtesy: Cassio Luiselli

How to get to Montevideo from the airport

Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport is 15 miles (apx 25 km) from the centre of Montevideo, a 30-40 minute cab ride into town, …

Learn Spanish in Uruguay - Academia Uruguay

Learning Spanish in Montevideo

Safety and “peace and quiet” are two of the main reasons travellers come to Montevideo to study Spanish, according to Soledad, the …

Montevideo Cannabis Museum

Uruguay opens southern hemisphere’s first marijuana museum

Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully legalise marijuana, making it a global leader in progressive drug policy. Now …

Marijuana legalisation in Uruguay - cultivate consciousness

How did a little country like Uruguay do something as radical as legalise cannabis?

It’s actually legal to smoke and possess marijuana in a lot of countries, what is different about Uruguay’s legislation is that for the first …

Murga - carnival in Uruguay

Tablado tours – a great way to experience Uruguay Carnival

If you are lucky enough to hit Uruguay during January and February, sign up for an authentic Carnival tablado tour – it …

CampoTinto - where to stay in Carmelo Uruguay

Where to stay in Carmelo

So… after reading about the fabulous boutique wineries and the charms of The Uruguayan Tuscany, you’re ready to spend a few days …