Adventure wish list: Uruguay

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:

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

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

Anything else I should add to the list? Any other food I should try?


Taylor Coil is traveling the world with Remote Year, living in 12 countries in 12 months, while working as a marketing manager. Follow along to read more philosophies on work, stories from the road, and general (mis)adventures. Sign up for the weekly email, or else read more from the blog.