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Uruguay (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

By Burford, Tim

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This new, fully updated third edition of Bradt's Uruguay remains the only dedicated English-language guide to a country that's small yet bursting with character. Bradt's Uruguay provides in-depth coverage of the capital Montevideo, where the once-derelict colonial Old City is und...ergoing a historic resurgence, plus detailed information on the UNESCO-listed coastal city of Colonia del Sacramento, as well as Punta del Este, where the Buenos Aires glitterati decamps to the beaches each summer. There's advice, too, for active travellers who can rattle their whips on cattle-ranching estancias and spin their sticks in a game of polo or two and for nature enthusiasts keen to watch wildlife in the western wetlands and birds in Cabo Polonio and Santa Teresa. The guide also investigates the Brazilian influences behind Uruguay's music and dance, an active and upcoming food and wine scene, and the country's distinctive Afro-Uruguayan heritage, most noticeable during the world-beating 80-day Carnaval season. In addition, it covers the recent development of marijuana tours following the legalisation of marijuana. Uruguay caters for all tastes, whether you want to ride with gauchos and spend time on a traditional estancia like La Sirena, visit Fray Bentos and discover the history of the town's former meat-packing plant, or take a tour of the Canelones department wineries. Montevideo's Splendid Art Deco architecture and colourful annual Carnaval are covered, and so too are the stunning sandy beaches of boho-chic fishing village Jose Ignacio and the Termas de Dayman - Uruguay's largest hot baths. Also included are San Javier, an ideal base for bird-watching trips along the Rio Uruguay and details of hiking in Quebrada de los Cuervos National Park - a subtropical canyon filled with flowers and birds. Most commonly known for winning the first soccer World Cup, electing the world's so-called 'poorest president', and raising a whole lot of beef on the pampa, Uruguay remains among South America's safest and most stable destinations, an destination replete with interest waiting to be discovered by both leisure and adventurous travellers.
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ISBN 9781784770594
Released NZ 1 Apr 2018
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
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Series Bradt Travel Guides
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ISBN-13 9781784770594
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bradt Travel Guides
Imprint Bradt Travel Guides
Released 1 Apr 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
Author(s) By Burford, Tim
Series Bradt Travel Guides
Category Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 408
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 918.9504677
Weight 392g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Uruguay - Guidebooks
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade