Saturday, May 17, 2008

Montevideo, Uruguay

Before we even start you have to know something. Uruguay is pronounced (oo-doo-gwai) not (you-are-gway). I just had to get that out of the way. I watched a Travel channel show the other day and even the host was saying it wrong. There is no better way to show off your Americaness than by pronouncing a country's name wrong while talking to people from that country. I only got to see one city in Uruguay and that was only for three days. I would love to see more of the country as it truly has a unique feel. We stayed in Montevideo, which is known for it's beautiful beaches. We were really excited to go swim in the ocean and we would have had it been warmer than 60 degrees while we were there. The city was still beautiful and has some great architecture. It's a lot like Buenos Aires but much more laid back, if that was somehow possible. People just really take their time here.

This is a fisherman's pier that just zigs and zags out beyond the rocks.

Chicken Sacrifice
I'm not quite sure what was happening here. There were several dead chickens on one of the beaches. All looked like they were killed in a ritualistic fashion.

Chicken Sacrafice
Another one of the altars.

The architecture here was awesome. The buildings were very modern in design but obviously older.

Laundry day.

Big Rocks
Another fisherman's pier, this time with huge man made boulders protecting against the powerful ocean.

Beth in Montevideo
Beth, my partner in crime, enjoying one of the more interesting piers.

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