Saturday, May 17, 2008



In February, 2007 at the height of the southern summer, we flew a few thousand kilometers south from Montevideo to visit Ushuaia, "el fin del mundo" [The End of the World]. This Argentine city is further south than any other in South America. The end of the continent isn't abrupt; instead, the Beagle Channel runs through a series of mountainous islands. (There's a Chilean naval base on one that can claim the continent's southernmost habitation.) Whether in Chile or Argentina, the region is known as Tierra del Fuego.

It's a very interesting place and I'd like to go back again. Unfortunately, our summer is their winter and it must be pretty desolate then.

Between other destinations in Patagonia and carnaval events back in Montevideo, I never posted more than a few photos. I finally had a chance to put together a video slideshow from that trip.

You can see it here:

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Monday, May 12, 2008



Here are a few Uruguay blogs I've been following:

elretobao posts interesting photos of Montevideo with short captions in Spanish, frequently accompanied by Uruguayan music.

The next two links are new addresses for authors I posted about earlier:

Cool Uruguay has regular posts and a new forum in English and Spanish.

The Campbell Family blog has interesting but infrequent posts about life with a family in Montevideo.

And finally, a non-Uruguay blog for my friends who are interested in what's going on in Kalamazoo, I have a new blog, Kalamazoo Seasons, looking at nature's cycles in and around Kalmazoo, MI



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