7 Reasons to Visit Montevideo – there are many more reasons, but 7 is a nice number
I just wanted to show the ring – but isn’t this the famous blogger pose “my tooth aches”? :)
As I said some months ago, I’m in the middle of an academic research with many documents that are in Montevideo, in Uruguay, the southernmost capital city in the Americas. So I had to come to the city to go on with my research. I’ll stay up to January, going back to Europe then, with lots of material for the development of the research. It’s not the first time I come to Uruguay – again, some time ago I shared that I was transferred to Rio de Janeiro for a while, by the Dutch bank I used to work for. I used the time to travel through some parts of South America, Uruguay included. It’s such a joy to re-visit it, since it’s a country to fall in love with – I truly recommend it! So, till January, expect posts about life in Uruguay and South America Hope you don’t get bored! Have you already come to this sweet country? I’d love to know about your impressions!
1. Safety – Uruguay, with its 3,444,000 inhabitants (2016 est.), is a safe haven in South America! While many places are facing violence, you can freely walk through the streets of Montevideo! It’s a beautiful walkable city, with gorgeous parks.
2. Architecture – Home to about half the country’s population, Montevideo sometimes feels like Europe, with its beautiful architecture. I sometimes look at some places and think “this looks like Paris! Like London! Dublin!” Like “this and like that” – sometimes Rio de Janeiro (with its 15 miles of beach-side promenade, known as Rambla) and even Greece. But with Uruguayan character!
Such a beautiful landscape! River Plate’s promenade is amazing!
3. People are really easy-going and very friendly. I really value how open and polite people are and like to interact. And till now, I found people that way and willing to help!
4. The rhythm of the city and people is more laid-back, more chilled-out. I also like this and I’ve read here that some people say that this is a bit retrograde life style – but honestly, I am loving it!
You will see this tunic many times here now I always travel with it, so practical! Scarf, Animale. Bag, Longchamp. Jeans, Pool. Jacket, same as last week :)
Shoes, New Look, with tights. Soon I’ll wear flats on a daily basis, here These shoes are too “eye-catching” to blend :)
Tristán Narvaja flea market on Sundays
5. Art and Literature. Be it on the city’s walls, or in the many fantastic museums, be it about the many really outstanding writers and incredible bookshops around the city, art and literature are really seriously taken here. Uruguay has the highest literacy rate in South America.
6. Flea markets – there are many, really lovely. The most famous is on Sundays, Tristán Narvaja. You can find everything – fruits, earrings, puppies, fabrics, furniture. It’s really so much fun!
7. Fashion = comfort. I found 3 makeup brands in Montevideo till now. There are some local fashion brands, but you won’t find many stilettos being sold or worn (I only saw one lady in high heels and with red lipstick, last week) – Clarks and Aldo in one Mall sell some heels, but people here prefer comfort and being practical. Vibrant colors are difficult to spot in the city. I’m trying to blend as much as I can and loving not paying so much attention to fashion, but comfort!
Shoes women most prefer in Montevideo – I saw loads on the streets and in one Mall
In front of the Mall there was this stiletto sculpture, but women here prefer comfy shoes (Punta Carretas Mall)
That’s a very wise advice!
Wishing you abeautiful weekwith manysmiles!Thanks for the sweet comments!