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A back steet in old town

A back steet in old town
Uruguay (Montevideo & Colonia)

December 20th 2005
I took the ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia and a bus from Colonia to Montevideo (Both provided by Buquebus). This taken longer than the direct ferry service to Montevideo, but was sufficiently cheaper. The journey was quite pleasant and I arrived at 'Tres Cruces' bus station late afternoon. Unfortunately the Lonely Planet guide does not show the station, so I had to ask for directions to t ... read more
South America » Uruguay » District of Montevideo » Montevideo

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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