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I'm sure this could be bought cheaply! Apparently people used to come to the countryside to rest, but now they only go to the beaches.
Colonia del Sacramento y El Galope

July 7th 2016
After Montevideo, I figured it was better to sit in the rain in the country rather than in the city, so I headed back toward Colonia del Sacramento and the port that connects to Argentina. An hour before Colonia, I got off the bus in Valdense and El Galope horse farm (which is on Hostelworld) had a taxi waiting for me. The area is pretty ordinary in terms of scenery. It reminded me of Ohio, r ... 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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