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Ciudad Vieja's Guided Walking Tour!!

I've been working with a company to get a guided walking tour of Ciudad Vieja started. It is finally out and takes the visitor on a walk through the Old City with all of its highlights, history, and of course, its food. It can be seen via Iphones, Ipads, and Ipod Touches after bought through their website.

Check it out.

Carnaval of Sorts...in New Orleans, Louisiana



I made a quick visit to New Orleans a few weeks back. Check out the trip with these Jazz Fest pieces:

Gonomad Journal Insights
Hurricanes and Gators
A Fest of Smiles

Uruguayan Calendar 2010

This is the best Uruguayan Calendar I have found thus far. Oh, and it's one that I put together as well. Oops.

Being A Foreigner...Or Is It?


I haven't read an article that touches on a subject so well in a long time. This is worth the read!

Drawing and article courtesy of The Economist

Uruguayan Article Just Published

Dos and Dont's of Uruguay spelled out. Do you agree? Disagree? Check out the article here.

Mujica and the Frente Amplio


It's finalized now - Uruguay's president-elect is Jose Mujica. This picture is taken of the rambla in Montevideo. There were more than a few Uruguayans celebrating the victory...

What is Going On?

I don't mean to turn the blog into a political one, but that is what is on my mind lately...please bare with me for a bit.

I read this in The Economist a few days ago: Uruguay’s Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a law that grants amnesty to military officials accused of murders and disappearances during the country’s dictatorship of 1973-85. The ruling came only days before an October 25th referendum on whether to scrap the law.

So I immediately (and excitedly) went to talk with a good Uruguayan friend of mine on the subject.

'How stoked are you?'
'There is a lot of work to still be done.'
'What??'

The conversation continued and according to them, and a few other things I have now read, the law is still in effect. This situation was only referring to one particular case. Ouch.

Oh yeah, there were not enough pink cards voted with to annul this law.