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Plaza Independiente  
   

Plaza Independiente

This is the main square of Montevideo and out hotel was in a great location, on one corner. There´s a huge statue of Jose Artigas in the centre, and his mausoleum is beneath the square.
Mate, sunsets and hot springs

October 2nd 2007
Before we arrived in Uruguay we had planned to visit the country for only a few days, or a week at most. But here we are two weeks later, still in Uruguay and finding it more and more difficult to leave. It´s hard to explain as there isn´t a huge amount to do here in comparison to other countries in South America. However, every time we plan to leave we find an excuse to stay a bit longer! ... 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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