Uruguay

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Uruguay Money-Saving Tips

Transport

Renting a car is the easiest way to get around, but bus service is a reliable and affordable way to navigate the country as well. Montevideo’s Tres Cruces terminal is the country’s main hub for bus transportation. www.trescruces.com.uy

Driving on the right

Cars stick to the right in Uruguay, making it easy for U.S. drivers to acclimate to the country’s traffic patterns.

Rebirth

After a devastating economic crisis in 2002, a new and progressive coalition won the national election in 2004. Now Uruguay is thriving and on the road to recovery, with a stable government and a rising economy.

Vegetarians Beware

Uruguay’s diet is heavy on red meat, so vegetarians should be aware that the culinary choices in rural areas may be limited.

National Drink

When in Uruguay, drink like the locals – order Clericó, a sweet, sangria-like mix of local wines and fermented fruit juices.

Language

Even though the Portuguese were major colonizers of modern Uruguay, Spanish is the official language. Local dialects, however, tend to mix Portuguese with Spanish.

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