Gauchos in Uruguay February 23rd 2008 Having arrived in Salto, our first task, as usual, was finding somewhere to stay. We also needed to get some Uruguayan money, have lunch and sort out our onward ticket to Tacuarembo. Sounds easy.......
The hotel was simple enough, we checked into the Hotel Concordia, reputedly the oldest hotel in Uruguay and frequented by Carlos Gardel (the legendary tango singer) in the 30´s. It was an amazing ... read more
South America » Uruguay » North » Tacuarembó 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
We've decided to escape the London winter and are off on a 2 month extended holiday to South America. We'll keep you updated here with details and pics from the trip for your vicarious enjoyment!... full info