Friday, April 08, 2005

Meet Uruguay

If you are a regular reader of my blog, there are two things you need to know. You have some intellectual problems, and you have to know everything about Uruguay.
That's why in this post I'll try to describe and give the resources (don't forget to click the sponsors) about Uruguay.
As I mentioned before you will find out asking Google "where is Uruguay?" that we are in a little hole between the biggest southamerican countries (Argentina and Brasil). Here's a map.
You can find out something about us in The World FactBook, also at Encarta you'll be able to read about my country and see some maps and pictures.
But there's some cool facts about Uruguay, and one of them is that the first Soccer World Cup was held here in Montevideo (our capital) in a stadium know as Centenario. You can see a picture of it at WorldStadiums.com. That championship was held in 1930 (and we won it), before that, at the Olympics games in 1924 and 1928 Uruguay had won the gold medal in soccer. You can read about that and other facts at Wikipedia. At this time the Uruguayan soccer team is on the 15th place, according to the FIFA.
But we're not only about soccer, we have some good musicians too. That's the case of Jorge Drexler who has recently won an Academy Award for the music of the movie "The Motorcycle Diaries".
If are planning on coming to Uruguay, you are in the right place, next go to Google and "google us", you'll find some site that claims to have cheap airline tickets to Uruguay. I'll save you a click and post the site here, you're welcome.
Then go the Tourism Ministry site and check it out, you'll find some cool pictures there (have your popups allowed).

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2 comments:

gabo_uy said...

Nice blog! Here you can find more resources on Uruguay at From Uruguay.

cheers,
gabo_uy

Thomas Doran said...

Hi Gabo...I read recently in a San Diego, CA newspaper there is a severe drought in Uruguay. Is there any truth to this and if so how severe is the drought? My email address is tcdoran2003@yahoo.com. Please reply

Tom