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MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

ONE OF SOUTH AMERICA’S SISTER CITIES

01-29-10

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The island hill in the distance is the symbol of the city. Our morning bus tour was a good way to see Montevideo’s highlights.

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Uruguay’s capital is on the shores of the River Plate – whose mouth on the Atlantic Ocean is 150 miles wide. This beach is riverfront!

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Soldiers in the beautiful Congress building guard the original Constitution.

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A “small” replica of Notre Dame in Paris – situated on a quiet side street in this very European-styled city.

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In the Parque Batlle is the Carreta Statue, dedicated to Uruguay’s pioneers.

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Also a good place to make a sale – sheepskin gloves to bring back to Massachusetts!

Posted by Swenigale 06:59

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