The beaches surrounding Punta del Diablo are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. You can find private patches of sand dotted between rocks. Or bask in the sun amongst the throngs of people on Playa de Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach).
Classism – Typical of virtually all of Latin America, Uruguay is built on hundreds of years of precedent maintaining the landed classes authority. Be it the favoritism for monopolies, harsh taxes on the middle class, or welfare payments which dwarf minimum wages, the institutionalization of class has created an entirely different worldview. At times it … Continue reading Brian’s least favorite things about living in Uruguay
Some of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen were in Uruguay. I realized that if you take the time to stop, look, explore, and actually take a picture then coming home with a set of beautiful pictures is one of the most rewarding parts of traveling. Here are some of my favorite images from … Continue reading Some of my Favorites from Uruguay:
“Oh, really? Well, I would love to see those pictures sometime.” After that statement, I knew that the mention of my travels in Uruguay was categorized and then dismissed in yet another friend’s brain. While traveling in Uruguay, Sand and I loved to sit and talk with other travelers. We were given tons of advice, … Continue reading Climbing Back onto the Face of the Earth
For those of you that already know me, you know that I love food. I love to try all different types of food, I really enjoy cooking and baking, and even like trying over again food that I didn’t like the first time around. So one of my favorite parts of going to Uruguay was … Continue reading Chivito: An Awesome Sandwich
As many of you already know this summer I spent a considerable amount of time in Punta del Diablo, Uruguay at a hostel called El Diablo Tranquilo. To be fair it is far more than a hostel. Over our time there I feel that we all became pretty good friends. I know that many of … Continue reading Building a Dream: an interview with Brian Meissner
The Travel channel is one of my favorite stations to flip through. I love getting to see and hear about exotic new places to go to as well as see some that I don’t think I would enjoy visiting. So I was pretty surprised when my Dad flipped on the Travel Channel to find Anthony … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain goes to Uruguay