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Uruguay Summary

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Arriving in Uruguay I managed to run into a bike club returning from a bikers meet up who graciously invited me to lunch. Then it was on to stay with another biker and then on to a weekend meet up with the Colonia Cruzados and an asado (bbq) where I got some help setting up […]

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Kicking about Colonia

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

On Sunday morning we packed up the tents and I headed back into Colonia to do a bit of sightseeing with some of my new friends. Including an old disused bull fighting ring. I have never had a weekend where I have come away with so many new friends. Uruguay has been great and a […]

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Kill a Cow

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Asado’s are the name they give to bbq’s down here. Which they take pretty serious. A cow was killed and I watched them stripping the intestines to make the sausages. During the day we all biked to this cool old museum where they smelter iron parts including a part for the BSA they are restoring. […]

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Colonia Cruzados

Friday, November 20th, 2009

In Colonia (Uruguay’s main tourist town and a ferry ride from Buenos Aires across the Silver River) I stayed with Arnaldo and was invited to join his bike club the Colonia Cruzados meet up. It was brilliant. Patrick finally showed me how my tent is suppose to be put up and everyone was incredibly friendly.

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Friendly Folk

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Thanks to Carlos and his partner for letting me stay with them for a few days even if Carlos did say that I looked like a big black bear when I headed off to ride to the other side of the country.

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Freaky Frogs

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

The coolest thing I heard while I was Uruguay was these frogs that sound like cats mewing.

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay. It seems like it would be a nice place to live but didn’t have many touristy type buildings. There was a couple that was dancing tango outside a restaurant, the schools were all wearing these painting smocks for their school uniform and the beer bottles were slightly concave […]

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Monday, November 16th, 2009

Uruguay is a small country to the south of Brazil, and north-east of Argentina. It has a population of 3.5 million. Capital city Montevideo (population 1 million). It’s green rolling farmland reminds me a lot of northland in NZ. It is a wine producer being at the same latitude as Chile, NZ and Australia and […]

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Blasted Border Crossings

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

After not seeing many travel bikes my entire trip while riding out of Brazil I had hundreds pass me. It turns out that there was a bike meet up in Uruguay that had about 5000 bikes of all types at it. I won’t miss border crossing when I finish this trip. It took me 1.5 […]

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