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Last Frontiers' articles for Uruguay (all categories)

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Viva South America - Oliver Balch

This is a very readable journey through South America, with each chapter looking at a different country in relation to a specific theme. For example, Chile is examined through the eyes of women and Bolivia from the perspective of the poor. The author's commentary on Colombia is particularly hard-hit... Read more»

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Last Frontiers Newsletter #13 June 2009

Welcome to an early summer update from Last Frontiers (into which we have interspersed a few comments from recent clients). In this issue: Lizzy in Panama and Costa Rica Rebecca in Uruguay Sue sees a jaguar in Guyana Special offers A date for your diary News from the office Lizzy was in Pa... Read more»

Posted in: Newsletters
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The Gaucho club, Lucy Gilmore releases her inner cowgirl

Fernando tacked up the horses - with sheepskin saddles. So much for the tough gaucho life. The heat of the day had started to dissipate and we were heading out from El Charabon, a 2,000-acre estancia - or ranch - in the department of Rocha, southern Uruguay. The wind was whispering through the eucal... Read more»

Posted in: Press articles
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Saddled With Darwin - Toby Green

Following in the steps of Darwin, Toby Green rides through Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. An interesting journey for the remoteness of many places and the fascinating characters met along the way. Read more»

Posted in: Travel books, Riding
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A beautifully portrayed and understated view of life in urban Uruguay, which has both poignant and comic moments. The monotony of daily life is broken when a brother comes to stay from Brazil and the main character asks one of the workers in his sock factory to move into his flat and pretend to be h... Read more»

Posted in: Films
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A South American adventure: letters from George Reid

George Reid (1842-1889) wrote letters home during his time in Argentina and what is now Uruguay from 1867-1870. These have been selected by Valerie Boyle, who published this lovely book in 1999. Sadly now out of print, but highly recommended for a glimpse of what life was like for the early pioneers... Read more»

Posted in: Travel books

South American Handbook

Footprint Travel guides. Published regularly since 1924. This is the bible, even though you have to take all the countries with you. The individual country versions are on thicker paper with more background information, but the travel information is just as good in this book and worth investing in,... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

Lonely Planet

We do not recommend Lonely Planet for South America - they are generally out of date and quite opinionated. Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

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