Uruguayan Vineyards Part 2

Have you been to Uruguay? Maybe Montevideo should be a wine vacation destination? This is Part 2 of our Uruguayan Vineyards post. You can find Part 1 here. Uruguay has several wine-producing regions, with the majority of vineyards located in the southern part of the country. The most prominent wine regions include Canelones, Maldonado, Colonia, and San José. Each region has its own unique terroir, contributing to the diversity of Uruguayan wines. Uruguay’s small size and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean create diverse microclimates that are well-suited for grape cultivation. The temperate climate, with cooling ocean influences, allows for the production of a variety of grape varietals, both red and white.

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Uruguayan Vineyards Part 2

Uruguayan Vineyards Part 1

Have you been to Uruguay? Maybe Montevideo should be a wine vacation destination? This is Part 1 of a two part post on Uruguayan vineyards. Part 2 can be found here. Uruguay is a hidden gem in the world of wine, and while it may not be as famous as some of its South American neighbors like Argentina and Chile, it has a growing wine industry with some intriguing lesser-known aspects: Tannat is Uruguay’s flagship grape variety and is often referred to as the “national grape.” This red wine grape produces wines known for their bold and robust character. Uruguay’s Tannat wines are distinct from those made in other regions, featuring softer tannins and a more approachable style than their French counterparts.

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Uruguayan Vineyards Part 1

Attractions – Uruguay Colonia del Sacramento

Have you been to Uruguay? Maybe Montevideo should be a vacation destination? Montevideo is not only the capital but also the oldest city in Uruguay, founded in 1724 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. With over 1.3 million residents, Montevideo is not only the largest city in Uruguay but also home to approximately one-third of the

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Attractions – Uruguay Colonia del Sacramento

Attractions: Uruguay Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

Have you been to Uruguay? Maybe Montevideo should be a vacation destination? Montevideo is famous for its extensive coastal promenade known as “La Rambla.” Stretching over 13 miles, it’s one of the longest waterfront promenades in the world, perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling.

Punta del Este is often referred to as the “St. Tropez of South America” and is unique in that it’s situated on a narrow peninsula where the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata meet. This creates a fascinating phenomenon where you can see the different colors and temperatures of the two bodies of water blending. There are many thing to see in Punta del Este including Casapueblo.

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Attractions: Uruguay Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

Vina del Mar Chile Attractions

We decided on a full day tour of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. We booked the tour through Viator and were picked up at our Santiago hotel, the Hyatt Centric Los Condes and greeted by a great English speaking guide, Carol, and her driver.

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Vina del Mar Chile Attractions

Valparaiso Chile Attractions

We decided on a full day tour of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. We booked the tour through Viator and were picked up at our Santiago hotel, the Hyatt Centric Los Condes and greeted by a great English speaking guide, Carol, and her driver.

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Valparaiso Chile Attractions

Peru Attractions: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu

Have you taken a vacation to South America? What about Peru? Are you looking for destination vacation ideas? This post is about attractions in Peru – particularly in Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu. Peru is somewhere you should explore. It has so much to offer.

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Peru Attractions: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu

Uruguay Restaurants

Have you made Uruguay a destination vacation yet? We did and we are glad that we did. We stayed in Montevideo and also Carmelo. I’ll show you some restaurants in those two cities and a few others in Punta del Este and Colonia del Sacramento. Let’s start with Carmelo.

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Uruguay Restaurants

Morocco History

If you think of Africa, do you think of Morocco? Most people don’t because it’s part of North Africa and you can see it from Gibraltar (in Europe) on a clear day. What about Morocco as a destination location? Did you know that Morocco is well known as a destination location for films? Morocco’s Atlas Film Studios, located near Ouarzazate, is one of the largest film studios in the world. It has been a popular filming location for many movies and TV shows, including “Gladiator,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.”

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Morocco History

Montevideo Attractions

What about Uruguay for a South American vacation? Uruguay probably doesn’t jump out at you as the typical destination location. Perhaps that’s because you haven’t heard much about it yet. Are you a tourist or a traveler? Many tourists want someone to guide them every day. I like organized tours but I like to choose when I want them and for how long. That’s why I use Viator quite a bit.

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Montevideo Attractions