January 1st, 2018 ~ The start of a brand new year!
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.
“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)
Next door they had exercise equipment that was basic, yet cleverly used ones own body weight.
Montevideo Sign along La Rambla
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for an introduction to this beautiful country.