Category Archives: Uruguay

Zig-zagging through the vineyards of Mendoza…

“Rich aromas of pine and oak with hints of treacle and cinnamon gently coming through to caress and tickle the back of one’s throat,” salivates the pretentious Swiss woman. Advertisements

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Learning to lasso with the gauchos of Uruguay

Eyes transfixed on Sophie’s mesmerized gaze, a frightened animal is breathing fast. A dark-featured cowboy clad in dirty black boots and a beige felt hat is battling to prise apart the struggling five-day-old calf’s hind legs. Finally the grappling stops and … Continue reading

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The howls of the “sea wolves” in Cabo Polonio

As if he were King of the Atlantic, the gigantic, beefy creature eyes us loftily, his head and neck – hidden somewhere under masses of brown blubber – stretched up towards the blue sky. Without taking his eyes off the … Continue reading

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The mystery of the ‘Song Thrush’

To a novice like me, hearing the word ‘Tango’ evokes images of a slick, sultry couple sweeping passionately across a stage in some dark, smoky den of Buenos Aires. But what many might not know is the worldwide fame of … Continue reading

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