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trash removal in Buenos Airesrickmc

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:04:11 +0000

As I travel I’m always interested to see how trash is removed / recycled. Huaraz, Peru was one of the best I’ve seen. For a huge city, Buenos Aires seems to do a good job. The trash guys and their trucks are efficient and quick. Their job is made easier by the cartoneros, which literally means “cardboard people”. … Continue reading trash removal in Buenos Aires

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my Buenos Aires dental vacationrickmc

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:04:22 +0000

I lost a dental bridge while hiking Aconcagua base camp. Searching online one clinic looked best in Argentina. They cater to foreign visitors. Their English language page is welcoming. Dental DAS Group Argentina  On the other hand, DAS didn’t not reply to my online inquiry. In fact only 2 of about 10 dentists responded. I … Continue reading my Buenos Aires dental vacation

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I finally got to Carnivalrickmc

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:04:24 +0000

Uruguayan Carnival is a popular festival that takes place every year in Uruguay from mid January to late February … Carnival in Montevideo is very different from carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil … Most countries that celebrate Carnival for one week. But in Uruguay the party lasts for over a month. I just … Continue reading I finally got to Carnival

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final photos from MontevideoMontevideorickmc

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:04:50 +0000

Uruguay is tranquil and peaceful compared with Buenos Aires across the river. Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.  … The 2017 Mercer’s report on quality of life, rated Montevideo first in Latin America, a rank the city has consistently held since 2005. … It’s surprisingly clean … though I did see a few cockroaches and one dead rat. … Continue reading final photos from Montevideo

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Montevideo statues and sculptureMontevideo statuaryrickmc

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:04:26 +0000

Like everywhere in South America, they love statuary in Uruguay.

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Montevideo graveyardMontevideo graveyardrickmc

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:04:28 +0000

My ongoing tour of South American cemeteries.

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cycling Montevideo, Uruguayrickmc

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:03:06 +0000

In most Spanish speaking nations I would call this a malecón. A stone-built embankment or esplanade along a waterfront. The Rambla of Montevideo is the avenue that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo, Uruguay …  … over 13.7 uninterrupted miles (22.2 km) … Tourists in Montevideo see the sights by walking, running or cycling. Cycling is best. There’s much to see along the Rambla. … Continue reading cycling Montevideo, Uruguay

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my barbecue in Montevideorickmc

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:05:00 +0000

Asado (Spanish: [aˈsaðo]) is used in the same way as the English word “barbecue”, both for a range of barbecue techniques … In Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, asado is a traditional way of preparing food and a traditional event. An asado usually consists of beef, sausages, and sometimes other meats, which are cooked on a grill, called a parrilla, or an open fire. … Continue reading my barbecue in Montevideo

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Palacio Salvo, Montevideorickmc

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:04:39 +0000

Finished in 1928, Palacio Salvo stands 100 m (330 ft) high … The building was originally intended to be a hotel, but this plan didn’t work out, and it has since been occupied by a mixture of offices and private residences. …  Some of my favourite photos from Montevideo were of this building.

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The Hand, Punta del Este, URUGUAYPunta del Este, URUGUAYrickmc

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:04:18 +0000

La Mano (The Hand) is a sculpture in Punta del Este by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand … It is also known as either Monumento al Ahogado (Monument to the Drowning Man), Los Dedos (The Fingers), or Hombre emergiendo a la vida(Man Emerging into Life). In English, it’s popular name is The Hand. … While Irarrázabal had the entire summer to … Continue reading The Hand, Punta del Este, URUGUAY

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