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Montevideo—A City of the Arts

by Christina via OlaUruguay.com In 2008, I came to Uruguay as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to research women’s knitting cooperatives and to learn Spanish. Rotary’s funding gave me the chance to savor the city’s rhythm and beauty, its late nights and Sunday lunches, the curve of its promenade, the sound of my Uruguayan roommates watching telenovelas in […]

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The Best Fondue in Uruguay

From OlaUruguay.com In the district of Nueva Helvecia, in a hotel called Hotel Suizo, you can taste the best fondue in Uruguay… hands down. It is one of the few restaurants in the country to preserve the original recipe of this Swiss national dish.

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Coffee in Style in Montevideo, Uruguay

by Christina via olauruguay.com Philomène Café With warm decor, walls plastered with vintage motifs, and a large blackboard announcing the daily specials, Philomène Café is the cutest cafe in Punta Carretas. Located on the quiet corner of Solano Garcia and Miñones, it is the perfect, quaint alternative to the bustle of the madness that is Punta […]

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How long would you last?

Many people associate Endurance Racing with cars, boats, bicycles and the durability of motors and tires. However when saying the words ´Carrera de Endurancia´ in Latin America it is immediately known that the topic of conversation has nothing to do with the mechanics of technology but the stamina, speed and strength of horses.

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A Weekend in Montevideo

Have you been to Montevideo yet? I have been fortunate enough to have spent time in four different South American countries, and this past weekend I got to add another one to the list! The Uruguayan city of Colonia is just a quick ferry ride across the Río de la Plata from Buenos Aires, but […]

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Art Exhibit in Punta del Este

If you are one of the lucky ones to be heading over to Punta del Este for the Semana Santa then be sure to check this out.  Artist Juan Pablo Lacroze will be featured in an exhibit at Espacio Tierra Negra in Jose Ignacio.  The show starts at 19hs on April 2nd.  Make sure not […]

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Casapueblo – A Building or Work of Art?

I have no doubt its both.  Casapueblo, created by noted Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, is almost reminiscent of vanilla ice cream left out in the sun to melt into inhumanly and whimsical shapes.  Vilaró equates the look of Casapueblo to mansions spotted across the Mediterranean coast of Santorini, Greece mixed with influences of the hornero, […]

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Vanity Fair is catching on…

Vanity Fair Travel Supplement – Oasis Punta Up The Vanity Fair travel special that comes out annually is considered to be close to biblical in terms of what to look out for during the year ahead.  We are thrilled that they have put Uruguay at the top of their Best List Moving Up list for […]

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What’s up With Montevideo?

So many vacationers in Buenos Aires are looking for a weekend getaway, and Montevideo provides the perfect backdrop. The colonial city of Montevideo, Uruguay is often skipped over when people come to visit South America – namely Buenos Aires – but a day or two in this lovely, waterfront city may have you thinking twice […]

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