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Montevideo

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Once we’d dropped off the Beast at the port we were free to enjoy Montevideo and we had a couple of nights booked in a central city hotel from which to explore the city.

Our hotel was just round the corner from the central Independence square and this was where we started our exploration of the city. Montevideo doesn’t have…

Shipping Montevideo to Antwerp: Part 1 – Montevideo

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A few weeks before we wanted to head home we had contacted a shipping agent in Montevideo. We knew that we wanted to send the Beast back to Europe via Grimaldi Shipping Lines and their agent in Montevideo is MHSA Ltda. We tried to contact Grimaldi directly but didn’t have any luck with this. It took a little while to…

Colonia del Sacramento

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Oldest Street in Colonia

Colonia is a beautiful city in the South West of Uruguay. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and was established in 1680 as a walled town.  The city itself changed hands between the Spanish and the Portuguese before finally coming to rest as part of Uruguay in 1828.

The old part of…

Southern Uruguay

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After a few relaxing days in Santa Teresa we continued our journey South knowing that we had to be in Montevideo in a couple of weeks as we had organised shipping for the Beast back to Europe.

Driving down the coastal road was a joy with a good road surface and almost no traffic. We stopped at a town called…

Santa Teresa National Park

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Our first stop off in Uruguay was just over the border at the small seaside town of Barra del Chuy. We found a massive campsite with over 500 pitches which was completely deserted. This was to become a theme in coastal Uruguay during our visit.

It seems that Uruguay has a three month summer season of December to February and outside…

Border Crossing: Brasil to Uruguay at Chui/Chuy

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As we’d been driving down the coast and because we wanted to visit the Northern beaches in Uruguay the quiet border at Chui (the Brasilian spelling) or Chuy (the Uruguayan spelling) was our best choice. The road to the border in Brasil branches at Pelotas with most of the trucks heading the opposite way – this meant that we found…

COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO – URUGUAI

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Colonia del Sacramento

 é o ponto de partida das balsas que fazem a travessia para Buenos Aires e onde se faz oficialmente a travessias entre os dois países.

Mais um pouco de  wikipédia:
Alguns anos após o Descobrimento do Brasil, uma expedição comandada por Martim Afonso de Sousa chegou com suas caravelas até ao estuário do Rio da Prata, com a missão de colocar marcos de…

MONTEVIDEO – URUGUAI

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Capital do Uruguai, Montevideo possui cerca de 2 milhões de habitantes e foi em 2007 eleita a melhor qualidade de vida da América Latina, e está hoje entre as 30  cidades mais seguras do mundo.Quanto a qualidade de vida, não temos como medir, mas aparentemente as pessoas são muito felizes por aqui, mas quanto a segurança a sensação é plena…

PUNTA DEL ESTE – URUGUAI

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No café da manhã, ainda em Chui, havia em cada uma das mesas um folder das atrações próximas a cidade, entre elas a Fortaleza de Santa Teresa.20 Km depois, pela rota 9, já no Uruguai, vimos a placa na estrada e resolvemos parar.Um forte muito grande e perfeitamente restaurado e conservado apontava na pequena montanha no final da estradinha.

Por…

CHUI – RS / URUGUAI

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Saimos de Gramado com destino a Chui-RS, mas devido a distância, programamos uma parada em Pelotas-RS.
Chegamos na cidade as 6 da tarde de sexta feira e tivemos que encarar o trânsito peculiar para o dia e horário, mas nada comparado a São Paulo.
Rodando sem rumo atrás de um hotel, Dinira fez uma pesquisa rápida na internet e encontramos…

One Gigantic Circle

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We are back in Montevideo after almost 5 months and 20 000kms. We are staying at the same hostel, Impecable, and I remember the last time I sat in the seat. We were waiting for the Land Rover to arrive and I was nervous, excited and slightly hung over. Since then we have toured Brazil, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay…

Follow us from Argentina to Alaska by Land Rover.

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If you had read any of my previous posts you will know that I have a strange emotional connection to my truck. Maybe it’s a boy thing, or maybe I am a Mechanophiliac though I don’t have any of those feelings for my truck. Apparently it is a bad idea to travel by Land Rover. Some say it is a…

A giant leap for Moglander, a small step in South America

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We are now very definitly under way in South America. We have enjoyed a week in Uruguay, and if the weather was  a bit more pleasant we would have stayed longer. It is a very friendly country, and easy to find your way around, through the road signs do not always help!
 

Road sign in Uruguay.
 
But that’s…

Moglander on the High Seas

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After a few days of waiting in Honfleur in France, we finally boarded the Grande San Paulo on the 7th August, for the next part of our adventure and for us a new continent South America.
At last, our ship arrives to Le Havre to bring us to South America
We met our fellow passengers, and we all watched Europe…

Out of Uruguay and into Brazil…

We’re moving swiftly along…!! Covered almost 500 km today, but spent much of the time drinking coffee, and enjoying the scenery and the ride…!! Here are the photos that tell most of the story… Many more to come, but right now, I need some sleep…!! We have arrived in Pelotas, and tomorrow hope to reach [...]…

Oooorooogway….!!!

The ferry docked in Colonia at about 12.30 am, but Uruguay was an hour ahead of Argentina, so we lost another hour of daylight… I was told that Colonia is a beautiful town and well worth spending time in, but “time” was a commodity that I had precious little of… As I was leaving the [...]…

#40 How to cook in a hotel shower: Atlantic Coast to Rivera

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Our final night in Uruguay and I’m woken in the middle of the night by the heat and the need to scratch the numerous itchy bites covering my legs. I turn on light to see a large insect crawling up the wall, which I suspect of being a cockroach, probably attracted by the smell of food we cooked up the…

…Make that 15

We spent a few spectacularly hot days camping in Parque Nacional El Palmar, a protected area housing the world’s oldest palm tree forest on the Argentine side of Rio Uruguay. One morning we woke up and decided to pop over to Uruguay for a spell. At what other point in our lives can we explore a new country on a whim?
AKA…