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Flowery streets of Colonia

Relaxing Uruguay

December 11th 2007
Dwarfed by it´s two large neighbours little Uruguay is less visited than the surrounding countries in South America. There are no main tourist attractions so it is quite understandable but we really enjoyed our 10 days or so in the country. For a start there was a really laid back atmosphere, maybe because of it´s proximity to Brazil - everyone was extremely friendly, cars actually stopped for ... read more
South America » Uruguay

Uruguayan Flag A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand i... ... read more
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