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Stormy Rio de la Plata

Salto to Colonia del Sacramento via Montevideo

December 24th 2012
First experience of Uruguay was a visit to the hot springs resort at Salto, for a relaxing back massage and a slow steam in the hot pools. Another long coach ride dropped us at the capital city of Montevideo, with its lively atmosphere but slightly tatty and frayed streets with graffiti-clad walls. A stormy day exploring the city with stops for tea and cake was followed by great food and giant bot ... read more
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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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