Gliding through Stunning Uruguay

Travelling around the world is a privilege and a gift. In my adventures, I have seen places and experienced things that many can only imagine. Such memorable experiences are what I acquired in my tour of Uruguay. The Oriental Republic of Uruguay, as it is officially known, is located in the southeastern region of South America. The word Uruguay actually means river of the colorful birds; and aptly named so, Uruguay is a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors and rich culture. The country is known for its stable democracy and great social benefits like free education.

Agriculture and Heritage

Uruguay has a rich agricultural and heritage among its indigenous people. The conventional pre-20th century live stock leading techniques are still utilized in the country, and are getting less tourist visits than the beautiful beaches and city centers.

The country side is vast in grass extensions, providing landscapes covered by greenery from the grass and trees, mixed with reflections of blue from lakes and rivers. The landscape shows some sheep, horses, and cows spread over it. The country has a low-lying landscape with Cerro Catedral as the country’s highest point at 514 m high.

Uruguay also has an impressive imprint of literary and artistic traditions. The impact of its alternating conquerors, Portugal and Spain  and the many immigrants like the Germans, Swiss, Italians, Jews, Russians,  Armenians and many more,  resulted in an integration this diverse traditions

Today, Uruguay’s labor and political conditions are among the most free on the continent. However, Uruguay has been experiencing high levels of emigration for almost forty years now, mainly due to highly trained workers and people with high-level studies seeking better opportunities abroad. Approximately half of the country’s population is packed into the Montevideo metro area and a strip of sprawl reaching east to Punta Del Este. The rest of the population is distributed among the small towns, ranches, and farms in the interior

Hotel and Accommodations

There are beautiful hotels in Uruguay that can provide amenities to customer satisfaction.  TheTiny Pueblo Garzón features a noteworthy winery, boutiques,  a hotel with a plunge pool and more.  Isla de Flores 1900, a six-table hole in the wall that specializes in locally sourced offal and meats (lamb, rabbit, beef, pork) prepared in a mix of European styles.  Most Montevideo hotels are either big international chains or small, locally managed operations, some untouched by renovations since the 1960s.  The 21-room Don Hotel, opened in January 2011 in a 1938 nautical Art Deco building, is a new boutique choice. Enjoying the pristine beaches, the atmospheric cities, the huge steaks and the nightlife events are simply irresistible.

The thing that struck me the most about Uruguay is its free education because in other countries education is an expensive investment. With free schooling benefits, it won’t be long before this country will begin harvesting talents and many potentials of human capabilities.  It can develop strategies to attract foreign professionals and even bring back its own, those who went abroad to help their country grow more. Gliding together in making a stunning Uruguay can be awesome.

Photo by armandolobos on Flickr

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