Updated on July 10, 2008
A farewell to Uruguay
It is 10:30 on my last night in Uruguay. I have the familiar pounding headache that usually accompanies flying for me. I have grown fond of this country that has been my home for the past 7 weeks. Although I am headed home in the morning I can´t help feeling a little sad about leaving Uruguay. Each day Uruguay and Punta del Diablo to be more specific felt a little more like home.
I can see how many travelers stumble upon a place that they fall in love with and never leave. Punta del Diablo is a place that could make you never want to leave. Why is it that we are so drawn to the new places that we visit?
Uruguay is not just a stamp in your passport. If you give it a chance it may just surprise you. It is one of those countries where the energy and beauty can be hidden at first glance. You need to look deeper to find the true identity of Uruguay. It is a place that I will undoubtedly find my way back to . Here are a few tips for anyone who finds themself in the home of the first World Cup champions:
- Try mate it just might grow on you.
- Check out Punta del Diablo; Brian and Heidi at El Diablo Tranquilo are the nicest hosts one could ask for.
- Meet up with a local who can show you his/her country. (Thanks Ricardo)
- Go with an open mind; no place is perfect