Apr 252020

Sand Castles and Sculptures
January 26, 2014
Playa Marindia, Marindia, Uruguay

A yearly event held over a weekend in the summer of Uruguay, some sand sculptures fly in for the event. It was a great weather day to visit with some friends in the neighborhood and see the sand art.

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Mar 052015

El Fortin de Santa Rosa, Uruguay

on March 5, 2015

After the first long day of movers packing the belongings that were to be shipped back to the USA, went down to the beach and great friends Cristian and Juan were in the surf, first time try for Juan.  A bit of tranquilo and memory making after a long day.


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Aug 102013

Atlántida, Uruguay

on August 10, 2013

We went for a walk to the beach the normal guy who is always down at the beach fishing and not catching anything was all of a sudden rushing up the hill. Apparently to call some friends to say the ‘Lisa’ fish was in abundance. We watched as people came running with their poles and kept casting out and pulling Lisa fish every time.  Everyone moved down the beach south as a separated group closer and closer to the city of Atlantida then all went back up the beach north to pick up what they had caught.  Everyone seemed to know what fish laying on the beach were theirs. 

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May 052013

Canelones, Canelones, Uruguay
on May 5, 2013.

The ciudad of Canelones celebration of its 200th year anniversary had a day of activities including a parade and concert in the park.  After watching the parade we wandered around the park to watch the rugby practice and see the zoo and as we left the concerts were about to begin.  Hearing the warmup it was not exactly the music we would like to hear, but the crowd seemed as if they were going to enjoy it.

Canelones is like most other small towns in uruguay in design… 1 main square with a church, police, store, bank.  Then a secondary square that is not really used.  It is one of the cleaner cities in Uruguay as some of the residents try to make a difference.

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Jan 272012

Buenos Aires, Argentina
on January 27, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

The End

The last lazy short day in Buenos Aires, some lunch at a bookstore in an old Theatre, El Ateneo on Av. Santa Fe… then the flight back to Oregon


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Jan 262012

Colonia, Uruguay
on January 26, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

Originally a Portuguese settlement, cleaned up and a touristy spot.  The closest port to boat back to Argentina.

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Jan 252012

Towards Colonia, Uruguay

on January 25, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

Driving from Montevideo to Colonia, with some stops in San José de Mayo, Nuevo Helvecia, Rosario.

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Jan 242012

Montevideo, Uruguay

on January 24, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

The closed train station.


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Jan 242012

Montevideo, Uruguay

on January 24 & 25, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

From the meat market to the being remodels veggie market to the tango market and the storm clouds at congress…

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Jan 232012

The Gold Coast, Uruguay

on January 23, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

The drive from La Barra near Punta Del Este to Montevideo, stopping in some of the coast towns on the way. Atlantida, El Fortin, Costa Azul…

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Jan 222012

Piriapolis, Uruguay

on January 22, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

Piriapolis, Uruguay is a resort town designed for vacations.  Started in 1890.

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Jan 212012

José Ignacio to La Paloma, Uruguay

on January 21, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

From the small ‘ritzy’ town with few casas, and having a grand light house… Then a drive east on Ruta 10 to the bolsas, or small ferry to take us to a bunch of empty land, that will be filled once a bridge is built.  It is in the plans for the country.  A small Hamburgesa.. ummm and headed to the La Paloma lighthouse, a drive north for quick shots of the palm savannah before dark.

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Jan 202012

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

on January 20, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay, 2012

For some reason, didn’t take too many fotos on the first day, but it is made up for in the future…

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Jan 192012

Buenos Aries, Argentina

on January 19, 2012 from
First Trip to Uruguay 2012

A stop over for the day in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Before Flying over to Uruguay for a one week Trip, then returning to Ashland, Oregon.  This is Summer in South America, but winter in the North.  The day in Buenos Aires was spent touring the opera house which was closed for a remodel the first time in Buenos Aires.  After a big walk, some time in Recoleta neighborhood.  The next day for Uruguay…

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Apr 122010

Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 12, 2010
Trip to South America, 2010

Leaving for north, the last day of the trip

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Apr 112010

Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 11, 2010
Trip to South America, 2010

Evita museum, and San Telmo and Boca Neighborhoods

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Apr 102010

Tigres, Argentina

April 10, 2010
Trip to South America, 2010

Two trains from retiro station in buenos aires, a switch to the tren de la costa got us out to Tigres for a great day and a boat tour around the canals.

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Apr 072010

Salta, Argentina and Border Chile
April 7, 2010
Trip to South America, 2010

The Train to the Clouds goes early morning from Salta, Argentina up and over the border of Chile to a large bridge called La Polvorilla.  

Then a return on the same line, back.

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Apr 062010

Mendoza, Argentina
April 6-8, 2010
Trip to South America, 2010

We took an 18 hour bus ride from Mendoza, Argentina to Salta, Argentina to go on the tourst railroad called Tren De La Nubes but enjoyed the town of Salta while there.

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Apr 042010

Mendoza, Argentina

April 4-5, 2010
Trip to South America, 2010

Not a full 24 hours but over night and enough time to wander around Mendoza, Argentina before heading off again on a long 18 hour bus ride to Salta


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