5.9.17

Eating out in Montevideo

By Karin Ledl
Karin Ledl
Montevideo may be a small city compared to Buenos Aires or New York. But when it comes to going out to eat, there are still many options.

It’s not easy to choose between the varied Montevideo restaurants offering  French, Italian, Armenian, Mexican or even Indian cuisine.

And that’s not counting the local “parrilla” (barbeque restaurant) and an array of other possibilities for any taste and budget.

Though it’s impossible to review all of the good restaurants in Montevideo, I will offer you some of my personal favorites.

29.8.17

The Making of Piriapolis - Uruguay's First Beach Resort Was The Vision of Don Francisco Piria

Today the coast of Uruguay is dotted with beach-resort communities.

However, the very first one was Piriapolis, developed by Don Francisco Piria. Piria was inspired to create a Mediterranean-like beach resort in Uruguay after a visit to the South of France.

22.8.17

SODRE – Uruguay’s Nationally Funded Arts, Culture, and Music Scene

Ballet del SODRE
Montevideo, Uruguay is known for its thriving art and cultural scene.

On any given weekend, you’ll find a variety of live music performances, plays, interesting exhibits, stimulating talks, and art film screenings.

An important aspect of Uruguay's high culture is SODRE,  a government organization that's been supporting the performing arts in Uruguay since the 1930s.

15.8.17

Uruguayan artist - Joaquín Torres García

Joaquín Torres García 1943 - Unviversal Constructivism - Museo Torres García
In 2014, I moved from one furnished-and-equipped apartment in Uruguay to another. So, I just needed to bring my personal essentials: toiletries, clothes, sheets and towels, computer, important papers, and my framed Torres García prints.

Joaquín Torres García (1874 - 1949) stands in history as one of the most influential modern artists of the first half of the 20th Century. He also put Uruguay on the map as a South American country forging its own artistic identity.

8.8.17

Serena Hotel Punta del Este - The Perfect Place to Relax

By David Hammond
Serena Hotel guests relaxing on the beach with Gorriti Island in the background
Do you ever wish you could stop the world and escape for a few days to unwind?

If so, there’s a place you should know about. It’s called the Serena Hotel in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

1.8.17

How I came to learn about the Gaucho Festival in Tacuarembó, Uruguay

Video for the 2017 La Patria Gaucha 

I first learned about the Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha (Celebration of the gaucho heritage) eight years ago.

25.7.17

Street Tango - Saturday Evenings in Plaza del Entrevero in Montevideo


Street Tango in Montevideo, Uruguay

When the weather is good, you'll often find Street Tango in Montevideo's Plaza Entrevero (also known as Plaza Fabini) on Saturday evenings. People of all ages enjoy dancing, while others come to watch and drink Yerba Mate.