Blogs from Piriapolis, East, Uruguay, South America


South America » Uruguay » East » Piriapolis February 11th 2015

CASA Pueblo.....I found this unique hotel/ art gallery in reading about the coastal area. Carlos Paez Vilaro was a well know Uruguayan Artist. He was friends with Picasso and Dali to name a few. CASA Pueblo was build and design by CPV as his home. He gradually added on and on with new designs, none of which have any right angles. It is still home to his family as well as an art gallery and hotel. Interesting story....I'm not sure if you have read the book or seen the movie "ALIVE" about a rugby team that was travelling to Chile and their plane went down in the Andean mountains in 1972. One of the players on the plane was Carlos Paez Vilaro's son......Carlos was instrumental in continuing a private search that after 2months miraculously found survivors, ... read more
The elevator

South America » Uruguay » East » Piriapolis December 14th 2010

Leaving Colonia, it would have been logical to head to nearby Montevideo. Instead, with the dreaded South American summer approaching with its huge crowds, I decided to first visit Uruguay's beaches, so popular with Uruguayans, Argentinians and Brazilians, and explore less-popular Montevideo at Christmas. I was going as far northeast (toward Brazil) as possible and work my way back. I felt as if I were surfing a wave down the coast that I needed to finish before I wiped out at Christmas. However, I changed my plans to join my Montevideo friend, Alicia (whom I'd met in Salto) in Piriapolis for a few days. It's great being with Alicia because we speak only Spanish (called Castellano here and in Argentina). She's patient with my speaking, and since she has studied and speaks French and Italian, she ... read more
Argentine Hotel
Virgin of the Fishermen--Stella Maris
weather vane

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