Author: Karen A Higgs

Carrasco From The Air by GuruGuay

Getting around: buses, taxis and walking

Getting around like a local. Flag down the bus—or it won’t stop. Don’t tip your taxi driver—but don’t expect him to load your luggage! Essential maps.

Carnival dancer at the 'Llamadas' 2020

Montevideo Carnival 2023 dates

Uruguay carnival is back in 2023! The world’s longest carnival returns to Montevideo. We’ve got the when and where.

Horse racing in Uruguay by Jimmy Baikovicius

Uruguay’s Kentucky Derby – January 6

One of the best things to do in Montevideo is visit the horse races. Fun for the family and for architecture buffs the art-deco stadium. Fridays & Sundays.

Uruguay car rental

Great little car rental company in Uruguay

Shout-out for local car rental company, Mariño Sport, in Uruguay. I’ve been impressed by their great service and personal touch since 2010.

Public holidays in Uruguay

Public holidays in Uruguay

It’s a good idea to know when public holidays in Uruguay are as most shops close. Public transport is also limited but to a lesser extent.