Around New Years this year, I went on a few dates with a guy from Uruguay. He said they had good beaches and great steak. Also soccer. That's basically the extent of my knowledge prior to applying for Remote Year. Obviously, I don't know much about Uruguay.
No. I did not notice. Now I will.
Montevideo, Uruguay will be our first stop on our year abroad. I've read that Uruguay is best when you immerse yourself in local culture. There are a few must-dos in Montevideo, but it isn't a tourist trap. It's a place to live - not necessarily a place to visit.
Luckily, we'll be living there.
I can't wait to see the architecture, like the Plaza Constitución:
And the food. I can't wait to taste the dulce de leche (alfajores sound like a decent breakfast, am I right?). I fully plan on stopping at every asado place I can find. And I'm so excited to sip mate through a metal straw.
Travel and Adventure Wish List: Uruguay
- Visit a vineyard and drink local wine
- Chow down on a chivito
- Stroll through the street markets
- Go for a morning jog on the Rambla de Montevideo, an avenue that hugs the coast
- Stop by Bodegas Carrau for a wine tasting
- Catch the view of the city from Fortaleza del Cerro
- See how an alchemist lived in the Castillo Pittamiglio
- Pull a pint at Choperia Mastra Pocitos, Uruguay's version of a microbrewery
- Head to Pocitos and Punta Carretas for grilled squid and stuffed rabbit
- Walk down the cobblestone streets of Colonia del Sacramento
- See what a dude ranch is like at an estancia
Anything else I should add to the list? Any other food I should try?