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  • Photo of Uruguay
  • Photo of Uruguay
  • Photo of Uruguay
  • Photo of Uruguay
  • Photo of Uruguay
  • Photo of Uruguay
  • Photo of Uruguay
Photo of Uruguay
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In Colonia del Sacramento, cool cobbled streets dive down out of the sun's penetrating gaze. It is easy to see why this is the most visited area in Uruguay; vehicles from the 40's and 50's sit parked in bright oblongs of sunlight, while veteran cannons keep a look-out over the Atlantic from the Colonia defence.

Just down the coast Montevideo, described by some as the 'Monaco of South America' is a trendy city with casinos, restaurants, bars and a port gleaming with the bows of expensive yachts. With an expansive, wild mainland and a picturesque coastline, Uruguay has a lot to offer the wind-blown wanderer or the sight-seeing photographer and those who fall in between.

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Uruguay has a sub-tropical climate. Unprotected by any mountain ranges, it's vulnerable to unexpected weather changes. The hottest month is January, the coldest June.

Language Barriers:

Calling code +598

Spanish is spoken all over the country except near the Brazilia…

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