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Uruguay - Montevideo - street art in the making - Krista photo

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Transport

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Uruguay - traffic jam

Food

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Uruguay - restaurant in a car - Elter photo

Shopping

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Uruguay - cow leather - Krista photo

Fun

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Uruguay - Montevideo - street dance - Krista photo

Public safety

  • ,, You should not walk on the street with your latest iPhone model on display.
  • You should be aware of the people surrounding you all the time, especially in the crowded areas of Montevideo
  • Keep cash to a minimum.
  • Avoid moving around the city with expensive items, say, laptop, jewelry, etc
  • When visiting a pub at night, don't walk home alone, especially if you are a girl. Take a cab or a Uber.

Its highly unlikely that you get robbed, but you should be aware at all times." (D. O., 2018)

Others

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Uruguay - street troll: i am happier wearing expensive glasses - Krista photo

Uruguay - street art - y.m. photo

Background

Uruguay - national flags

Destination in brief

Uruguay is in the southeastern part of South America. Neighbors: Brazil (north), Argentina (east)

Size: 176,215 km² (68,037 mi²)

Population (in 2020): 3.4 million - 88% of European descent

Capital city: Montevideo

Language: Spanish

Religions: 57% Christians, 42% unafliated - Uruguay is the most secularized nation in all of the Americas with the highest percentage of atheists

Uruguay has the longest national anthem in the world: about 5 minutes  (The Japanese anthem is less than one minute long)

Currency: Uruguayan peso (UYU)

Average monthly salary after tax (in 2020): 600 USD

Most common surname: Rodriguez


Geography

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Uruguay - geography instructor T-shirt: our north is the south - Krista photo

Climate

Uruguay is the only country in Latin America that is entirely outside the tropics.

History

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Uruguay - Montevideo - Artigas, national hero of Uruguay (the first half of the 19th century) - Krista photo

Nowadays

,, Uruguay has one foot in the 21st century. The other in the 19th century."

Uruguay - Montevideo - Peatonal Sarandi, a walking street - Krista photo

People

,, Uruguayans are comfortable when standing under a tree with a thermos of hot water under one arm and a gourd of mate in hand, watching the grass grow."

Attractions

Montevideo

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