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Visit Montevideo in Uruguay: quick tips for Montevideo

March 2, 2020

Image of Montevideo in UruguaySouth America often refers to Uruguay, a small country interspersed between Argentina and Brazil, the Giants as "the first world of the Third World". I do not share this view because you can clearly see that there are still too many people living in extreme poverty in the country, but de facto, the most stable democracy on this continent.

Last week I left Santa Fe, Argentina, Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay and the largest city. I once visited Uruguay before, a few years before, but I limited myself to Punta del Este, the country's main holiday destination, and Colonia, a well-preserved colonial city. Travelers often neglect Montevideo because it is not a tourist city, but it seems to be about to wake up, finally realized the potential of a vast historic area, "Old City", in the port area. The old building of innumerable renovations and new pedestrian centers are made. Soon this part of the city can become as popular as the neighborhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires.

For the current center of Montevideo, a little bad, almost all buildings and monuments suffer from the humiliation of graffiti is ugly, and Jalanannya has been inhabited by a large number of beggars. Avenida 18 de Julio, the main shopping street, reminds me of Santa Fe Avenue in Buenos Aires. Trotoarnya vibrates with activity during the day, but once the night arrives it becomes a lifeless landscape. The locals warned him not to walk at night, but it's a good tip in Latin America, not just here.

While Montevideo originally appeared as a kind of mini Buenos Aires, the quick comparison ends when you find it has a large number of white sandy beaches that stretch east of just outside the port of Pocitos as well as the road Coastal seems to continue. Forever and ever. Saltwater beaches here that brown milk hit because there is still the River Plate (Río de la Plata) filled with mud and sediments from a deep source in South America, but the local state authorities that are safe to bathe. With a long line of apartment buildings overlooking the Rambla (coastal road), several beaches reminiscent of the Rioja River of Janeiro, less the mountains. Surprisingly, there are almost no shops or restaurants along the Rambla. You'll find that they're usually a few blocks of input

One of the aspects of Montevideo, Uruguay and in general, which can be considered the "First world" is the price. Things are more expensive here compared to other South American countries, and especially if you trust the US dollar, which has fallen from 24 pesos per dollar to more than 19 over the past year. Salaries, however, only a little higher than in other South American countries.

Quick facts

Languages: Castilian Spanish, almost identical to the language of Argentina.

Electricity: 220 volts. 2 Springs or 2 inclined vertical hubs plus 1 (same as Argentina).

Food: Expect to spend at least 200 pesos (10 USD) per person per meal. The kitchen is almost synonymous with Argentina. The national dishes are "Chivito", which can be as simple as a piece of meat or the same crazy as with piles of items that are very different in burger buns.

Google map of Montevideo

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