Uruguay is the smallest country in whole Southamerica. Nestled between it’s two giantic neighbours Brazil and Argentina it trys to have its own culture and identity. Noone wants to live a whole life as a smaller brother, all the time in the shadow of someone else, of course. What do you know about Uruguay? Exactly, nothing except that they won a world cup once, maybe.
Located on the coast, the capital Montevideo is another two hours bus ride from Colonia. As it’s the best way to start with a city, I strolled the whole afternoon through the city center to get a first impression. The center in Montevideo faces the sea. The ocean actually. I saw the real ocean for the first time since I arrived in Southamerica. A bit of salty fresh wind in the hair made my citywalk more enjoyable.
But to be honest, an European can’t really feel a differnce between Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Everything is a bit bigger and busier in Argentina, but despite that it’s quite similar. People, prices, food, streetart, public transport and that kind of stuff. Definitely worth to mention is my dinner. A falafel in an Armenian restaurant. Not as good as in kebap heaven Berlin, but still really tasty.