Category: Uruguay 101

Is Uruguay safe

I’ve lived all over the world. Here’s my evaluation based on my experience living and travelling in Uruguay for the last 20+ years.

Uruguay looks to open cannabis to tourists

Visitors to Uruguay may soon be able to buy cannabis. The motivation, says the govt, is to remove ‘inequality’ between tourists and citizens.

Uruguay travel

Why travel to Uruguay

Though barely on the radar to westerners, Argentines have been flocking to Uruguay for decades. So what kind of vacation awaits you?

Uruguay: Green leader worldwide

Uruguay has embraced renewable energy for economic reasons and ranks in the world’s top twenty green leaders, according to MIT.

Uruguay is #1 democracy in Latin America

In a world where democracy is under threat, The Economist ranked Uruguay the most democratic country in Latin America and ranked it 15th in the world.

Murga, Uruguay carnival

Carnival in Uruguay – what is murga?

Murga is an instantly recognisable musical style associated with carnival. It’s a uniquely Uruguayan phenomenon, with very distant roots in Cadiz, Spain.