Blogs from La Paloma, East, Uruguay, South America


South America » Uruguay » East » La Paloma November 8th 2017

Just a one hour boat ride across the river from Buenos Aires we found ourselves in Uruguay, which in a lot of aspects is the small brother of Argentina. Both countries are very modern and have a very European feel. The Uruguayans speak with the same accent we find a bit difficult to get used to and they eat the same (or more) amount of beef from the asado which we love. In summer half of the people in the country are actually from Argentina (on holidays) . We find the Uruguayan people a bit more friendly and live is clearly a bit more relaxed than their neighbours, travelling around the small country has been smooth and easy although again as in Argentina a bit expensive. Landing in Colonia we spent a few days wandering around ... read more
Colonia lighthouse
Antique street Colonia
Azulejos Colonia

South America » Uruguay » East » La Paloma March 20th 2009

Today I went to the bus station to find out times for buses to Montevideo tomorrow. I got a map and some tourist information. There is more to La Paloma than meets the eye....more beaches, parks, things to do. With these tips, I walked to the lighthouse and climbed all those stairs to get the eagle-eye view of the area. Cyber travel buddies, I hope you appreciate the things I do for you. ha ha Later, I walked through the park to see the thatched cottages and horses that remind you of Europe; and I found the popular beach. Oh, and I came across a hotel with huge sign saying that it is advertised in the Lonely Planet. I went in to ask about the price of a single room in the low season. For $16 ... read more
Grilled Shrimp

South America » Uruguay » East » La Paloma March 19th 2009

I arrived at La Paloma yesterday. The hostel is great, across the street from the beach. Yesterday was St. Patrick's day and a couple from Ireland made Sheppard's pie for everyone. A bonfire in front of the deck was the focus point for travelers from Australia, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Sweden and the U.S. The staff here are wonderful, making the fire, running the bar, passing out cake at midnight. It felt as if we were on an all inclusive holiday package at a resort, rather than a group of weary travelers. The chatter around the fire was filled with travel tales, politics, weather and 'best moments' on the road. There were three Australians traveling along the coast in a rented car. They were going to Coba Polinio the next day and offered to take me. 'Hippie ... read more
Across street
La Paloma

South America » Uruguay » East » La Paloma January 15th 2009

fotos van Uruguay La Paloma. We hebben niet veel fotos omdat we meestal naar het strand zijn geweest! La Paloma, Uruguay- Busily Doing Nothing... read more
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South America » Uruguay » East » La Paloma January 1st 2009

I always have a hard time writing about weeks spent on beaches. You never really "do" anything, besides lounge around, have some drinks, and simply relax; I love it. As such, I´m hoping that some of the other twelve friends that were there with me could help out... New Years in La Paloma, Uruguay was the only date we had when we set out on our South American adventure. Everything was planned to be squeezed in before it, or left until after we had met this date. I ran out to the airport in Montevideo to pick up my friends Alyssa, who I knew through my time working in Madison, and Katy, who went to college with Alyssa. They had bought their plane tickets a few months ago and more recently, their friend Alex realized how ... read more
La Playa
Walking alone

South America » Uruguay » East » La Paloma December 24th 2008

039 - Uruguay - La Paloma 12/24/08 - 01/08/08 Bienvenidos a las Americas Arriving in Argentina after spending over a month in the Middle East is a like relaxing to an ice cold beer in your apartment after a journey across the desert. Your couch and the Corona are familiar enough, but the fact that they come after such toil makes your apartment feel like the Ritz Carlton and the beer taste like liquid gold snowflakes pouring into your mouth! Such was the contrast for us: leisurely strolling the boardwalks of Puerto Madero without getting hassled by taxi drivers, eating fantastic meals at hole-in-the-wall parillas (restaurant grills) without having to haggle for the price of food (when's the last time you had to negotiate the price of a cup of coffee from a restaurant back in ... read more
Tango in San Telmo, Buenos Aires
The largest man made flower in the world in Buenos Aires
Our favorite parilla bar in Uruguay

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