Uruguay is not at all popular with Russian tourists, but it is quite a safe, calm and friendly country, which is worth it to visit.
How to fly
Of course, planning a trip to Uruguay is betterYourself. So it will be much cheaper, moreover, ready tours to this country are not popular with us. There are no direct flights from Russia, we will have to fly with docking in the cities of Europe and possibly even in São Paulo.
What to see
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, a relativelySmall, very calm. In the center you can find one- or two-story houses. There is no metro in the city, only land transport. The very center of the city is Independence Square. In Montevideo itself there is no ocean, it is built on the mouth of La Plata. The water on the city beach is brown, but not because it is dirty, it has such a color because of the mud dissolved in it.
The visiting card of Uruguay and the nationalPride without exaggeration can be called tea mate. This drink is brewed in special containers, calabash, and drink through a tube. Then it is repeatedly brewed. On the waterfront and in the streets of the city you can meet people with a calabash in one hand and a thermos in the other.
Every morning horse carts ride through the streets- garbage collectors. This is also unlikely to be found in a modern big city. It should be noted that in Montevideo is dirty enough - people are not accustomed to throw garbage into urns.
Ciudad vieja, or the old city - is a historicalCenter, quite small in area. Here is the market, the theater, there are beautiful buildings of colonial construction. And although in general Montevideo is quite safe, it's better not to walk around the streets of the old city early in the morning and late at night, as there are cases of robbery.
Restaurants and Food
Uruguay is famous primarily for meat dishes. It is believed that it is here that the best meat in South America, as it is grown without the use of artificial additives and hormones. One of the national dishes is pariyya, or a parischa. This is an assortment of meat and sausages, cooked on the grill. The best parischa is prepared in open restaurants right on the market next to the port. But they work only until 18 hours. Local wines are distinguished by excellent quality and relatively low price.
One of the most interesting museums in Montevideo is the Carnival Museum.
The people of Uruguay are very friendly people,Here you will not encounter aggression. In addition, almost all of them are European in appearance, and there is no hatred of the "gringo", as in some other countries. The Spanish language differs from the classical Castilian pronunciation.
Since recently, some light drugs and same-sex marriages have been legalized in Uruguay.
Currency and prices
The national currency of the country is the Uruguayan peso. In the country the official rate, so a bank card to pay will also be profitable. Recently, prices in Uruguay have risen and they can be compared with European ones.
What to bring
From Uruguay, traditionally bring kalebas, tea mate, red wine, leather goods.
The suburbs of Montevideo
The most famous resort of Uruguay is Punto del Este, where wealthy Argentines like to rest. It is quite an expensive resort with a lot of hotels and restaurants.
Quite near the capital is a small town of Periapolis, which is also a resort. It is much quieter and quieter, you can ride on a cable car and swim in the ocean.
From Montevideo you can take a ferry to Buenos Aires in just a few hours.
Uruguay is not at all a tourist country and hereNot so many famous sights, but tranquility, tranquility and nature conquer. Especially good here to relax after the bustling metropolises.