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  • This is Uruguay?

    Colonia del Sacramento, UruguayI’m not sure what I expected Uruguay to be like. I had no preconceived notions of the country before I arrived since it’s not a place you normally hear about. It’s easy to overlook the small country that’s nestled between two cultural powerhouses in South America; Argentina and Brazil. What I wasn’t [...]

  • A Bit of Culture Shock and Some Unexpected Surprises

    Montevideo, UruguayAt 8:00 am Montevideo is calm and no one is on the street. The few people that have fallen out of bed cling to their wooden cups of maté like babies to their blankies; sucking them down hoping for that extra jolt of caffeine. Cars were few and far between. No makeshift huts lining [...]