Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Uruguay -- A True Jewel

We loved Uruguay! The food, the beaches and friendly people. We were there before they could vote for a democracy and the military was visible on every corner. One cab driver told us how much he was looking forward to voting for the first time and what a privilege that Americans have to vote (don't get me started on those that don't vote!!!!)
We saw much of the life that had been reserved for the privileged and European upper crust, including lots of vintage automobiles in Punta del Esta. In Montevideo, it was mostly old Ford Falcons from the 1960s.