Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Some More About Uruguay

Chuy is a border town of 11 000 inhabitants between Uruguay and Brazil. Something similar to Valga-Valka between Estonia and Latvia, so that the border between them is a wide two-way street called International Street, or to be more exact, the four-way street - so that one two-way is from Uruguay ś side and the other two-way street is from Brazil `s side.

Since I was not intending to get out of this town to Brazil (after all I had no visa ), then I drove on towards Uruguay. While leaving the town there was a police check post by the road. They examined the Estonian registration plate and car temporary admission papers, and after a brief Spanish-English language conversation I could go on.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nandu and the Others

"Reserva de Flora y Fauna del Pan de Azucar". It is a small Zoo by the road.

Nandu. Resembles a bit to an ostrich.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, the largest city and the largest seaport town with 1.3 million people. The city is located by the River of Rio de la Plata


The first look at the city, on the left there is the highest building of Uruguay, Antel Tower or Torre Antel – 37 floors and 158 m high. The building is open for visitors a few hours a day (Mon, Tue, Wed afternoon, and Tue and Thu in the morning), and the view from the top was said to be beautiful.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Colonia del Sacramento

Day 569,
61 639 km since the beginning of the journey

The oldest city in Uruguay is Colonia del Sacramento .The number of inhabitants is about twenty thousand and it was founded by the Portuguese in 1680. The town is about 50 kilometres from Buenos Aires and located by the mouth of the Rio de la Plata river . The restored Historic Quarter (Barrio Historico) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Porton de Campo - the city gate (since 1765) and the wooden bridge.