Uruguay always reminds of its neighboring country Paraguay. After the latest news like “The 25 reasons to live in Uruguay” in Turkish media, it made me wonder if these news are real or not. Do people smoke marijuana on the streets freely . Is the internet free in all of the country? And so on.
Uruguay is a livestock country that has 3.4 Million inhabitants and has more than 30 millions bovines and ovines. So it is the country of good and delicious meat. You should definitely go to a Parilla restaurant and eat delicious meat of Uruguay. If you don’t have time for a restaurant or Parilla, you should try Chivito sandwich. I expected to find free WiFi all around the country but I couldn’t. Even though almost all cafes, restaurants and touristic places have free WiFi. Yes people on the street can smoke marijuana freely. We found out that in a few months the pharmacies will start to sell marijuana. Also abortion and gay marriage is being discussed in the country. It is an example of a real free country. To read about my other routes, please visit My Travel Route Series.
Buenos Aires – Colonia
It is very easy to reach the cute colonial town Colonia from Buenos Aires. By using fast ferryboat you can arrive to Colonia in 1 hour. It takes 5.5 hours by bus to go there. In my opinion it is the easiest and fastest way. To visit Colonia about 3 to 4 hours is enough.
|Route||Distance (Km)||Duration (Ferryboat)||Price||Duration (Bus)||Places to See|
|Buenos Aires- Colonia||470||1 Hour||385 Peso / 40 USD||5 Hours 30 Min.||Old Town, Marina|
Colonia – Montevideo
You can find buses which leave at every hour from Colonia to the capital Montevideo. It takes about 3 hours or so. I think for visiting Montevideo a day should be enough . You will see the similarities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Montevideo is hugely influenced by Italian architecture and culture which is visible in the local people’s daily life.
|Route||Distance (Km)||Duration (Bus)||Price||Places to See|
|Colonia- Montevideo||180||3 Hours||310 Urg. Peso / 11 USD||Punta Brava, Playa Ramirez, Old Town, Marina, Solis Theatre|
Montevideo – Punta Del Este
Punta del Este is the famous and jet-set summer holiday city of South America. High season lasts from December to February. We were there in March so it was not much crowded compared to other months. With its long beaches and tall modern residence buildings it seems like Miami. I suggest all nature lovers to go to Cabo Polonio where there is no electricity.
|Route||Distance (Km)||Duration (Plane)||Price||Places to See|
|Montevideo- Punta Del Este||135||2 Hours 15 Min.||307 Urg.Peso / 11 USD||Playa Mansa,Playa Brava, Monumento de Los Dedos,Cabo Polonio|
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