Montevideo ~ Starting Our Year In Uruguay!

January 1st, 2018 ~ The start of a brand new year!

Gus visits Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, is located on the bank of the Rio de la Plata. It is the capital of Uruguay. The city has a population of 1.3 million people. The entire country has a population of around 3 million people. For comparison, California is 2.4 times larger in land size than Uruguay.

“Montevideo has consistently been rated as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America.” ~ Wikipedia

We had a two and a half hour city tour on our agenda today. Our guide was a riot and could have easily served as one of the on-board comedians. I really had no preconceived impressions of what to expect here, and I almost instantly fell in love with the country, and laid back way of life.

Plaza Independencia

Plaza Independencia

Palacio Salvo

The Gateway of the Citadel

Statue of José Gervasio Artigas

“The Artigas Mausoleum is located at the centre of the plaza. Statues include that of José Gervasio Artigas, hero of Uruguay’s independence movement; an honour guard keeps vigil at the Mausoleum.” ~ Wikipedia

Legislative Palace (considered one of the three most beautiful legislative buildings in the world)

Legislative Palace

Next door they had exercise equipment that was basic, yet cleverly used ones own body weight.

Tim trying out one of the machines

Batlle y Ordonez Park

Monumento La Carreta

Parque Prado

Tim

Montevideo Sign along La Rambla

Montevideo Sign

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for an introduction to this beautiful country.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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19 Responses to Montevideo ~ Starting Our Year In Uruguay!

  1. sheilsm says:

    Happy New Year! Always fascinating to learn about new places around the world!

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  2. Kim Svoboda says:

    Joanne-
    Someday we have to meet! Your blogging is really great and I love to follow you and Tim on your travels around the world. We took the Princess cruise the opposite way around South America and loved it. Uruguay was also one of fav Too. Our blog is aroundtheworldin210days.com if you want to check out some of our adventures from 2015. Cheers to you abs safe travels! Kim

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  3. I enjoyed your post. I’ve never really known much about the country. Thanks!

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  4. Cal Common says:

    Great set of photo’s about my birthplace…whoops Montevideo, Minnesota!

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  5. Between Tim and Gus, you have great models, Joanne! 🙂 –Curt

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  6. A good guide always makes things better.

    janet

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  7. usfman says:

    Interesting post. What tour company did you use?

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  8. lulu says:

    You two are covering a lot of ground. Good for you!

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  9. Brad Nixon says:

    Ah, checking in with you, and you are on the move. Congratulations and much joy to you.

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